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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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East Notes: A-Rod, Rays, Nationals, Braves

Oct 12 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

The Yankees have a mess on their hands as they look to assemble their 2015 roster and the presence of Alex Rodriguez complicates matters, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  The Bombers hope that A-Rod can contribute at third at least on a part-time basis and serve as a solid DH option.  If he can do neither, they’re unlikely to cut him due to his three-year, $61MM deal.  Not only would it look bad for ownership, but A-Rod needs to fully show he can’t play if there is any ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 
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Dan Mullen Fought Back Tears After Mississippi State Beat Auburn

Oct 11 2014 6:50pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Dan Mullen has led his Mississippi State Bulldogs to 3 straight wins over top 10 teams. After defeating No. 2 Auburn in Starkville 38-23, Mullen was almost in tears. Mississippi State should be the new No. 1 ranked team after this weekend. RELATED: Auburn Offensive Coordinator Took a Spill Trying To Call Timeout RELATED: Alex Rodriguez is at the Arkansas – Alabama Game, For So ...
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Nick Saban Was NOT Happy About Alabama Muffed Punt Return

Oct 11 2014 5:48pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Alabama had two turnovers in the first quarter against Arkansas and zero points. Nick Saban was not impressed. RELATED:Alex Rodriguez is at the Arkan ...
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6 days ago

Brian Cashman retained by Yankees, Kevin Long terminated

Oct 10 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The general manager is reupped for three seasons, but the hitting coach is let go. Life goes on as it always has. For those worried about the Yankees radically changing their modus operandi after consecutive seasons out of the playoffs, forget it: general manager Brian Cashman, the public face of the pinstriped politburo has been retained for another three seasons. On Friday afternoon the Yankees announce ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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6 days ago

Yankees GM Cashman agrees to three-year deal

Oct 10 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK – The Yankees have re-signed Brian Cashman to a three-year contract following one of their most disappointing seasons since he became general manager. Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009. Cashman said during a conference call that he wants to "find a way to get our fan base back to en ...
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6 days ago

Yankees GM Cashman agrees to three-year deal

Oct 10 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK – The Yankees have re-signed Brian Cashman to a three-year contract following one of their most disappointing seasons since he became general manager. Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009. Cashman said during a conference call that he wants to "find a way to get our fan base back to enjoying October sooner rather t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 days ago

Yankees GM Cashman agrees to three-year deal

Oct 10 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK – The Yankees have re-signed Brian Cashman to a three-year contract following one of their most disappointing seasons since he became general manager. Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009. Cashman said during a conference call that he wants to "find a way to get our fan base back to ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 days ago

Yankees GM Cashman agrees to three-year deal

Oct 10 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK – The Yankees have re-signed Brian Cashman to a three-year contract following one of their most disappointing seasons since he became general manager. Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009. Cashman said during a conference call that he wants to "find a way to ge ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 days ago

Yankees GM Cashman agrees to three-year deal

Oct 10 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK – The Yankees have re-signed Brian Cashman to a three-year contract following one of their most disappointing seasons since he became general manager. Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009. Cashman said during a conference call that he wants to "find a way to get our fan base back to e ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Yankees Unlikely To Pursue Tomas; Padres Host Second Private Workout

Oct 8 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas is officially a free agent, but George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees aren’t likely to show serious interest in the outfielder. Meanwhile, the Padres hosted their second private workout with Tomas in the Dominican Republic yesterday, according to Baseball America’s Ben Badler. The Yankees, according to King, were in attendance for Tomas’ showcase in the Dominican ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 

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