Calling the New York Mets a “marquee franchise,” new players’ union head Tony Clark is paying attention to the team’s payroll.
Alex Rodriguez accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday, the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs.
As a longtime union leader, Glavine finds it “hard to believe” that Alex Rodriguez is claiming the MLBPA didn’t do its job when they represented him in the grievance that lowered his 211-game suspension to 162 games.
During the back and forth between the 40 or so union members on the call not one player defended A-Rod, and that was quite an indictment considering they have frequent disagreements on all kinds of issues, the report said.
Has Alex Rodriguez accepted his fate? A-Rod says his 162-game suspension could be considered “a favor” despite filing a lawsuit against MLB and its players’ union in an attempt to overturn it.
According to a number of published reports prior to Monday’s filing, A-Rod’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said that A-Rod’s legal team would be filing for an injunction. Apparently, no motion papers for an injunction were filed Monday. Why not?
Mark Teixeira thinks the Alex Rodriguez situation is a lose-lose for everyone involved. “Alex doesn’t win, MLB doesn’t win, the Yankees don’t win,” the first baseman said Monday.
Former Mets reliever Jon Rauch blasted Alex Rodriguez on Twitter for filing a lawsuit against the Major League Baseball Players Association, saying the 14-time All-Star has run out of people to blame.
Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has named former Tony Clark as its new executive director.
Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla and incoming union head Tony Clark attended the funeral as well.
Tributes poured in Thursday on Twitter after Major League Baseball and its players learned of the passing of union chief Michael Weiner.
It’s more than acceptable to dislike Rodriguez, but acting as if his punishment and process should be different than that of any other player because of his paycheck, accolades or insecure personality is ridiculous.
Commissioner Bud Selig is ready to slap Alex Rodriguez with 214-game ban on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The head of the baseball players’ union is criticizing leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with a drug investigation by the commissioner’s office.