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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez
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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez

Jul 31 2013, 10:32pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing a possible lifetime ban for beleaguered New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while suspending eight others for 50 games due to their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Could we have possibly seen the last of Alex Rodriguez? MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly preparing a lifetime ban for Rodriguez while suspending eight other major leaguers for their alleged...

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MLB Preparing Possible Lifetime Ban for Alex Rodriguez

Jul 31 2013, 10:32pm CDT | by

Major League Baseball is reportedly preparing a possible lifetime ban for beleaguered New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while suspending eight others for 50 games due to their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Could we have possibly seen the last of Alex Rodriguez?

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly preparing a lifetime ban for Rodriguez while suspending eight other major leaguers for their alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, per USA Today's Bog Nightengale. 

Nightengale cited two sources who know about the situation and were not allowed to go out in the open since no formal announcement has been made. 

Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman, is planning to appeal whatever disciplinary measure is imposed on him, per his attorney, David Cornwell. The other players are expected to receive 50-game suspensions with most of them reportedly having no plans to protest. 

The Yankees organization expects Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other players to Biogenesis, attempting to obstruct MLB's investigation and not being truthful in the past. 

The obtruction accusation is supported by ESPN reporter T.J. Quinn.

"It is believed by baseball, at least, that he actively obstructed this investigation. They have looked into charges that he tampered with witnesses, that he tried to get documents, possibly have them destroyed. If they've got the evidence to back that up, that adds a whole other element to this case."

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent is all for Selig coming down hard on any guilty player.  

"I hope he does it. It's right for baseball. The harder he comes down, the better it is for baseball." 

The lifetime ban remains unclear as of this point. Sports Illustrated even reported the possibility of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz shortening the ban to 200 games. A parallel the report came up with was the initial lifetime ban for pitcher Steve Howe back in 1992 which was eventually reduced to 119 games. 

Whatever happens, Rodriguez says he's not giving up, per Sports Illustrated via CBS News.

"I'm not giving up. I have tremendous faith, and hopefully there's a couple more chapters to this book, and hopefully there's a happy ending somewhere."

 
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Derek Jeter Leaving Behind Yankees Organization at a Crossroads

Sep 24 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

NEW YORK — They arrive on foot, passing the sidewalk hot dog carts, the delis and the souvenir shops, crossing underneath the train tracks, finally covering the last yards of this, their most holy of pilgrimages.    They arrive via planes, autos, limos and yes, especially, trains, the 4 train, the D train, scores of them clad in their navy caps and navy jackets with the international, interlocking "NY" ...
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After 13 years in minor leagues, Guilder Rodriguez gets first hit, game-winning RBI for Rangers

Sep 22 2014 11:10pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Guilder Rodriguez persevered for 13 years and 1,095 games waiting for a night like tonight. Guilder Rodriguez is 31 -- young for most people, and even younger than many major leaguers. But he's ancient for a player who had never made his MLB debut. His 1,095 games in the minors was the most without an appearance in the majors, the most of any player in the minors. But he's been up in the big leagues for a fe ...
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Masahiro Tanaka's Healthy Start Gives Yankees Hope

Sep 21 2014 3:48pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Working off the assumption that Sunday was an accurate indicator, Masahiro Tanaka is fine, and so is his future with the New York Yankees. Nearly two-and-a-half-months since he last took the ball in a major league game, the right-hander displayed virtually all the bells and whistles that he carried over with him from Japan and let loose in his first 18 starts as a Yankee. The live fastball, the disappearing slider, and most important, his ...
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Cafardo On Hellickson, Gardenhire, Ramirez

Sep 21 2014 8:43am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes looks at six teams that badly need some fixing this offseason.  The list starts with the Braves, who have been held back in part by B.J. Upton‘s five-year, $75MM deal.  The Rangers also need some serious help in the form of two starting pitchers, a right-handed power bat, and possibly a catcher.  The Phillies are in the toughest spot of all, Cafardo writes, as they are overloaded with older players on bad contracts.  He ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 
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Blue Jays use Bautista’s 34th HR to beat Yanks

Sep 20 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Jose Bautista hit his eighth homer of the year against New York, Marcus Stroman pitched six gritty innings and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst six-game skid to beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and keep their faint playoff hopes alive. With eight games to play for both teams, Toronto is 5 1-2 games back for an AL wild card and the Yankees are 4 1-2. Seattle and Cleveland all played later Saturday night. Danny Valencia hit a go-ahead, ...
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Jeter alone in ninth place with 1,920th run scored

Sep 20 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Derek Jeter scored the 1,920th run of his career against the Blue Jays on Saturday, breaking a tie with Alex Rodriguez for sole possession of ninth place on baseball's ...
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Sep 16 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

The marriage between simulcasting Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio show and Fox Sports 1 continues to be rocky affair. After spending over a decade simulcast on the YES Network and only bumped off for live Yankees games, Francesa now finds his show regularly pre-empted for live sports programming airing on the national cable outlet. This week alone Fox Sports has UEFA Champions League games on Tuesday and Wednesday along with Europa League games on Thursday. Frances ...
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NFL, players closing in on drug policy changes

Sep 9 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: SBNation

A new NFL drug policy could drastically change the league's stance on as well as how it tests for HGH, marijuana and amphetamines. Players union reps have reportedly scheduled a call to finalize the deal on Tuesday afternoon. The NFL is closing in on an agreement with the NFL Players Association on new, less strict drug policy. The NFL Network is reporting that the player union reps from all 32 teams are scheduled to have a call on Tuesday afternoon to finalize the agreemen ...
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Derek Jeter Day Included Surprise Michael Jordan Appearance, Trip to Tuscany

Sep 7 2014 6:51pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Your browser does not support iframes. The Yankees feted Derek Jeter with the creatively named “Derek Jeter Day” Sunday at Yankee Stadium. For reasons yet to be explained, the team decided to run the ceremonies concurrently with the opening Sunday of the new NFL season. The Yankees still have home games remaining, including a Sunday afternoon game vs. the Blue Jays on Sept. 21. If you were too busy watching pregame shows you missed guest appearances fr ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 

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