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A-rod suspended!
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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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KEYWORDS: arod; mlb; nyjunkies; redsoxworldchamps
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1 posted on 01/11/2014 10:19:54 AM PST by djf
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To: djf

Good for Baseball, and good the Yankees. I assume they don’t have to pay him now.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 10:21:40 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: djf
He's 38.

Forced retirement.

3 posted on 01/11/2014 10:21:44 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

bump


4 posted on 01/11/2014 10:23:35 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: djf

I think it’s time for the Rod to hang up his cleats and start doing liberal, pre-games sob stories on ESPN.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 10:23:35 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: djf

He was already suspended last summer. He lost the appeal.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 10:23:55 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: PUGACHEV

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.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 10:25:14 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: PUGACHEV
I suspect he's been using since his Texas Ranger days.....he was a good player but a skinny player for the Mariners...the growth in his physical size in those years is very telling.....

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!

8 posted on 01/11/2014 10:25:41 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: PUGACHEV

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?


9 posted on 01/11/2014 10:26:36 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: mountn man

His Yankees contract goes until 2017. I doubt he’ll turn than money down no matter hoe badly he’s laying.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 10:27:35 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Is it guaranteed, or does he have to make the cut?

A year off at his age is HUGE.

11 posted on 01/11/2014 10:28:49 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: djf

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.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 10:30:29 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 10:32:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
"His Yankees contract goes until 2017. I doubt he’ll turn than money down no matter hoe badly he’s laying."

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."

14 posted on 01/11/2014 10:33:55 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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15 posted on 01/11/2014 10:34:48 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: djf

Bushs fault!


16 posted on 01/11/2014 10:35:07 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: djf

As it should be.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 10:36:46 AM PST by mulligan
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To: djf

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.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 10:38:17 AM PST by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 10:40:02 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: mountn man; morphing libertarian

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.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 10:44:11 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 10:45:51 AM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 10:46:55 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: cripplecreek

Agree.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 10:47:37 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: PUGACHEV
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."

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."

24 posted on 01/11/2014 10:48:34 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 10:48:39 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: morphing libertarian; djf

Without pay: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/arbitrator-rules-alex-rodriguez-should-be-suspended-for-2014-season-for-ped-use-164637215.html

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.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 10:49:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: mountn man

Then they should retire Ichiro as well. He’s 41.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 10:49:39 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: djf

Good riddance.

Too bad the Rangers can’t recover all that money they continued to pay him while he was playing in New York.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 10:50:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: djf; cripplecreek

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.


29 posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:26 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: djf

Another nail in the coffin of the man who would save baseball from the likes of Barry Bonds.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:41 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: djf

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.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:57 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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“You’re out!”


32 posted on 01/11/2014 10:54:40 AM PST by onedoug
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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.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 11:05:05 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: PUGACHEV
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."

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.

34 posted on 01/11/2014 11:06:00 AM PST by FreeReign
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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.


35 posted on 01/11/2014 11:08:24 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Jim L ain’t no Sparky but he might pull off a good run at the playoffs before he gets fired.

Leyland stepped down at the end of the season. Brad Ausmus is the new manager.

36 posted on 01/11/2014 11:08:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

That’s probably true, but they don’t have to play him. And it sounds like he would be fine with that.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 11:09:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: djf

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?


38 posted on 01/11/2014 11:09:59 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Cyber Liberty
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.

You mean like Bonds? Not.

39 posted on 01/11/2014 11:10:42 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

A-Fraud has played his last game.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 11:11:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I was talking about the two years after that if the yanks want to dump him


41 posted on 01/11/2014 11:15:52 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: nickcarraway

talking about 2016 and 2017. Of course the yanks would have to supplement whatever salary someone else will pay him.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 11:17:09 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 11:17:39 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: morphing libertarian

The Texas Rangers paid A-Roid over $40 million AFTER he left Texas.


44 posted on 01/11/2014 11:17:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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Alex Rodriguez’s full statement after being suspended for 162 games


45 posted on 01/11/2014 11:19:21 AM PST by deport
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To: dfwgator

yes I know. The yanks have money to burn


46 posted on 01/11/2014 11:19:36 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
A year is a long time to miss for a 38 year old. Although look what Manning has done.

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.

47 posted on 01/11/2014 11:20:20 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: morphing libertarian

Sports was much better when players had to get jobs in the off-season....Now they make millions for doing absolutely nothing.


48 posted on 01/11/2014 11:20:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
but at the end of the day, they are paying him a ton of money, and it’s messing with their salary cap.

Salary cap? What's that?

49 posted on 01/11/2014 11:21:58 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


50 posted on 01/11/2014 11:23:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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