Not only did Braun let down scores of baseball fans Monday, he riled up players all around the majors. The guys who used to be in his corner. The guys who make up the union membership.
The best possible outcome for Rodriguez would be a 150-game suspension.
Rodriguez is coming back from hip surgery, played seven games for Tampa and Charleston. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.
He was linked to Biogenesis in a report in January by Miami New Times. It was not known whether Rodriguez refused to answer MLB’s questions.
Rocker is still making noise, a decade after the disgraced pitcher last played in the big leagues.
You could see Cashman’s anger rising like a thermometer over the last few years. He was ardently opposed to giving A-Rod a new contract of any kind in ’07, much less the mammoth extension bestowed upon perhaps the most polarizing player on Earth.
Alex Rodriguez’s attorney, David Cornwell, says MLB’s intel on the shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic is “irreparably tainted.”
According to Porter Fischer, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez called Anthony Bosch to Detroit during last year’s ALCS to help him fix his swing.
As the sport presents the bad guys to you via suspensions over the next few months, don’t forget the folks who oversaw the actions in the past and did nothing until it was too late.
Bottom line is this—A-Rod will no longer be considered among the greatest players ever, and he will not be in the Hall of Fame, as a Yankee or anything else.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Bud Selig said MLB’s “very comprehensive” probe proves that baseball has the toughest drug policy in professional sports.
Alex Rodriguez broke his silence Thursday in a statement: “Myself and others are being mentioned in a media report before the process is even concluded.”
Alex Rodriguez is the best and worst of sports, with a hearty helping of the latter for the last decade. The conversation becomes gratuitous, redundant, ridiculous. But we must. Because he won’t let us leave him alone.
Before agreeing to cooperate with MLB’s investigation, Biogenesis operator Anthony Bosch asked for six-figure “financial help” from Alex Rodriguez, according to the New York Daily News.
A Lightning Rod for all the wrong reasons, none of the off-field distractions — and there have been plenty — have seemed to have had any effect on A-Rod in the past. It shouldn’t be any different this time.