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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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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

R.A. Dickey broke into the game long enough ago to understand the bitter friction that once existed between baseball’s owners and the players association. His memories of those difficult times are why he views the recent election of Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commissioner as good news for the sport. “I think that was probably a no-brainer as far as suitors go,” the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer, a former ...
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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

R.A. Dickey broke into the game long enough ago to understand the bitter friction that once existed between baseball’s owners and the players association. His memories of those difficult times are why he views the recent election of Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commissioner as good news for the sport. “I think that was probably a no-brainer as far as suitors go,” the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer, a former player-union representative, says ...
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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

R.A. Dickey broke into the game long enough ago to understand the bitter friction that once existed between baseball’s owners and the players association. His memories of those difficult times are why he views the recent election of Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commissioner as good news for the sport. “I think that was probably a no-brainer as far as suitors go,” the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleball ...
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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

R.A. Dickey broke into the game long enough ago to understand the bitter friction that once existed between baseball’s owners and the players association. His memories of those difficult times are why he views the recent election of Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commissioner as good news for the sport. “I think that was probably a no-brainer as far as suitors go,” the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer, a former player-union representati ...
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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

R.A. Dickey broke into the game long enough ago to understand the bitter friction that once existed between baseball’s owners and the players association. His memories of those difficult times are why he views the recent election of Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commissioner as good news for the sport. “I think that was probably a no-brainer as far as suitors go,” the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer, a f ...
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Blue Jays: Manfred will be good for baseball

Aug 21 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

R.A. Dickey broke into the game long enough ago to understand the bitter friction that once existed between baseball’s owners and the players association. His memories of those difficult times are why he views the recent election of Rob Manfred as baseball’s next commissioner as good news for the sport. “I think that was probably a no-brainer as far as suitors go,” the Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer, a former player-uni ...
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