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Saturday, December 20, 2014

PEDs

MLBPA director Michael Weiner: Alex Rodriguez suspension is ‘almost ridiculous’

Major League Baseball made an unprecedented move on Monday when it suspended New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez for 211 games because of his alleged involvement with Biogenesis. A-Rod has never failed a non-survey drug test, and the penalty for first-time offenders is a 50-game suspension. The belief is that Rodriguez interfered with MLB’s investigation…Read More

Why MLB suspended Alex Rodriguez 211 games

Major League Baseball acted outside the scope of the league’s drug policy when it suspended Alex Rodriguez 211 games. The league’s drug policy calls for a 50-game suspension for a first violation of the policy; 100-game suspension for the second; and a lifetime ban for a third violation. Rodriguez never failed a drug test, so…Read More

Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia cleared in Biogenesis suspensions

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia were the only players who were cleared by MLB despite appearing in Biogenesis’ records. From the start, Gonzalez had a strong explanation for appearing in the records. According to the Miami New Times, Gonzalez’s name appeared in the charts five times. Gonzalez’s father’s name…Read More

Rick Sutcliffe thinks Alex Rodriguez has cheated his whole career

When Alex Rodriguez was busted in 2009 by Sports Illustrated for using steroids, the New York Yankees third baseman finally admitted to using PEDs. In his admission, Rodriguez made a point to say he only used the illegal substances from 2001-2003 while he was a member of the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez’s involvement with Biogenesis suggests…Read More

Alex Rodriguez reportedly negotiating settlement for suspension

Major League Baseball has been playing hardball with Alex Rodriguez since they began investigating his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, and it is slowly starting to look like the league will get its way. Rodriguez’s lawyers have been adamant throughout the entire process that A-Rod will appeal any suspension he is given, but could they be…Read More

MLB will reportedly ban Alex Rodriguez for life if he does not agree to deal

As we await Major League Baseball’s inevitable announcement regarding Biogenesis suspensions, the phrase “lifetime ban” continues to fly around in connection with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. The issue appears to be A-Rod’s unwillingness to agree to a suspension deal similar to the one Ryan Braun accepted last week. According to Hardball Talk, Major…Read More

Alex Rodriguez reportedly will not accept 50-game suspension like other players

More than a dozen players are still expected to be suspended for their involvement with Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic, including Alex Rodriguez. Most of the players will like be handed 50-game suspensions as first-time offenders. However, A-Rod may be prepared to fight ’till the finish. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, several players are…Read More

Bud Selig reportedly prepared to ‘throw the book’ at Alex Rodriguez

Unlike Milwuakee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has yet to reach an agreement with Major League Baseball regarding punishment for his alleged involvement with Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic. MLB investigators have reportedly uncovered much more evidence against A-Rod than Braun, but the belief is that Rodriguez is going to appeal…Read More

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