Skip to comments.A-rod suspended!
Posted on 01/11/2014 10:19:54 AM PST by djf
Fox news reporting Arod suspended through the 2014 season due to use of performance enhancing drugs.
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Good for Baseball, and good the Yankees. I assume they don’t have to pay him now.
I think it’s time for the Rod to hang up his cleats and start doing liberal, pre-games sob stories on ESPN.
He was already suspended last summer. He lost the appeal.
That’s what I was wondering, if they have to keep paying.
Normally, I would think that this would amount to a violation of some sort of moral standards clause or whatever.
But I bet he’s got some pretty high priced legal staff that tweaked some of that stuff in his favor.
I have zero respect for the dude since he left the Mariners, so no skin off my nose.
I truly detest the man and his ilk....
but now my never worn Seattle Mariner shirt with Pay rods picture on it will be worth even more!
Isn’t this a victory A-Rod? He’s only getting a little over a year suspension? He still has 3 years on his contract after that. Could he have done any better than this?
His Yankees contract goes until 2017. I doubt he’ll turn than money down no matter hoe badly he’s laying.
A year off at his age is HUGE.
Perhaps a buy out of the last two years and free agency?
A year is a long time to miss for a 38 year old. Although look what Manning has done.
The guys who just took the suspension were smart. Jhonny Peralta took his suspension and got to play in the post season games.
At this point I’m not even sure A-Rod even wants to play the game. In the 2012 post season he seemed happy as a clam sitting on the bench.
I'm wondering if the Yankees won't take the position of "Look we hired you for X number of years, not X-1. If you can't play X number of years because of you own misconduct, you've breached the contact. Hit the pike; we don't owe you anything."
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As it should be.
I read a couple of days ago that his decision was about forfeiting 13M in salary vs. 10M in legal fees to fight the ruling. It seemed to be mainly about the cost.
It seems to me the team has a good case against him if they want to break the full contract right now. He’s suspended because of his own behavior, the team didn’t put a gun against his head to make him juice. I’m pretty sure he’s unpaid for the suspension period, but I’m wondering what comes after.
The team’s attorneys know better than I.
The Yankees are desperate to get rid of him. They could still have Cano, if they had dumped him already. If there was ANY way the Yankees could get rid of him they would. But they can’t so far, and it doesn’t look like they can. He’s not going anywhere, because no one will pay him that much now.
The arbitrator reduced his suspension from 211 to 162 games. For a guy making $20M+/yr, a 49 game reduction in his suspension represents a substantial chunk of change.
A-Rod still has the option of taking his case to federal court, but judges rarely overrule arbitrators in such cases.
Most contracts end up having some sort of arbitration clause. This could get tied up for years.
He might never play BBall again, I doubt it will come to that, but he is near the end of his career.
That's a reasonable approach to take, but I imagine his defense would be, "If I were suspended for 10 games you would keep me. If I were suspended for 50 games you would keep me. This is only a matter of degree, so you should keep me if it's just a bit longer than that." The team would have to have a stronger argument, such as "you brought dishonor upon the organization."
He won’t get paid for suspension, but my understanding is the Yankees have no way to get out of the contract. What I read is the lawyers tried to, but they can’t.
As a rule, major league (NFL, NHL, NBA) suspensions are without pay, but otherwise the contract remains in force, in other words, he is not a free agent, cannot play in Japan or whatever, during that period.
Then they should retire Ichiro as well. He’s 41.
Too bad the Rangers can’t recover all that money they continued to pay him while he was playing in New York.
Tigers fan here. I could care less.
Jhonny Peralta and Prince are gone and the current replacemnt (Iglesias) is athletic enough. Miggy can carry the team ONLY as required but, his production should be dropping off soon.
If this team doesn’t get to the WS in 2014, they are “done” for a term and will need to make a rebuild effort.
My thoughts? No WS 2014 and an outside shot at a WS in the coming 10 years depending on internal development and Lehmann’s situation; Jim L ain’t no Sparky but he might pull off a good run at the playoffs before he gets fired.
(NOTE TO MANGEMENT: Don’t throw away ^real^ talent!).
Tigers and “The Playoffs” in 2014 aren’t a viable consideration, IMHO.
Another nail in the coffin of the man who would save baseball from the likes of Barry Bonds.
so much for him challenging Barry Bonds all time home run record.
Then again, who knows if fans would be excited to watch a suspected user challenge the record of another suspected user. Baseball statistics are just not going to be as important to fans as they once were.
He’ll be picked up by some team that usually picks up washed-up has-been players. He may not improve the win/loss record, but he will draw box office.
I would say that his usage of performance enhancing drugs is the breach of contract.
The Yanks thought they were getting a baseball legend, chasing 700 homeruns, who would attract fans.
What they have if he were to return to play out the duration of his contract is damaged goods due to his own behavior which was against the rules.
Unfortunate. The Yankees just got a reprieve from a massively stupid contract.
and it’s going to be hard to out bid them for tanaka now.
Leyland stepped down at the end of the season. Brad Ausmus is the new manager.
That’s probably true, but they don’t have to play him. And it sounds like he would be fine with that.
Good to see A-Rod’s sorry ass out for 2014, sad to see the Yankees escape the consequences of their stupid contract. And on what grounds did the arbitrator decide to reduce baseball’s initial 211 game suspension?
You mean like Bonds? Not.
A-Fraud has played his last game.
I was talking about the two years after that if the yanks want to dump him
talking about 2016 and 2017. Of course the yanks would have to supplement whatever salary someone else will pay him.
They don’t have to play him. And he may not be worth playing. but at the end of the day, they are paying him a ton of money, and it’s messing with their salary cap.
The Texas Rangers paid A-Roid over $40 million AFTER he left Texas.
yes I know. The yanks have money to burn
Usually many if not most athletes can take it many more years from their late 30s. But what happens after 10 to 15 years of play is they lose their fire in their bellies and the game is not as fun to them so they move on. They still have the skills for a decade or more, but lose the drive.
Manning is still very hungry.
Sports was much better when players had to get jobs in the off-season....Now they make millions for doing absolutely nothing.
Salary cap? What's that?
Jim Leyland retired at the end of the season and made big news in baseball when he did it.
Tigers new Manager is a youngster named Brad Ausmus who actually looks pretty good. Oddly enough his last managing gig was for the Israelis.