Alex Rodriguez suspension and return to lineup to both come tomorrow

Alex Rodriguez will return to the Yankees AND be suspended tomorrow

8/4/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Alex Rodriguez suspension and return to lineup to both come tomorrowThe Alex Rodriguez saga might finally move from speculation and rumors tomorrow, at least we think. The way this is going, no one would be surprised if it dragged out further. Even though we might start moving towards resolution tomorrow, it will also further degenerate into farce.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, A-Rod will be suspended tomorrow, likely for the rest of this season and all of next season. However, unlike recent speculation, Bud Selig will not use the CBA's "best interest of baseball" clause to suspend A-Rod, thus taking away his right to appeal. Instead Selig will suspended Rodriguez via the Joint Drug Agreement. Because of this, again according to Sherman, A-Rod will be in the Yankees lineup tomorrow, on the same day he is suspended. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has essentially confirmed this, and that A-Rod has been "penciled in" to tomorrow's lineup.

Now, there's little doubt that A-Rod isn't guilty of whatever it is MLB has on him, although it would be nice to see the evidence against him. However, the process that Bud Selig has gone through to "get" A-Rod has been a meandering mess. If he's going to use the JDA to suspend him, he has to provide a reason for not using the 50/100/life process outlined in the JDA. I'm willing to go along with it if I knew the evidence, and if I didn't get the impression that MLB is flying by the seat of its pants acting solely out of vengeance. MLB wants a PR boost by "going after the cheaters," but all the delays, leaks, and misdirections just make them look amateurish. As a result, they get the farce of A-Rod coming back to the Yankees and getting suspended on the same day.

I'm all for violators of the JDA being held accountable, but due process is paramount, even if the player in question is unpopular. The way MLB and Selig have handled this whole Biogenesis situation makes me think due process isn't being followed, and that's what troubles me going forward.
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8/12/13   |   SusanVette   |   7955 respect

AKA   A-Roid  :-)

8/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
This guy just wore out his welcome in MLB, He has ruined far to many lives to be allowed to entertain the fans. He went to this clinic because they had learned how to mask the drugs, He recruited others?  This suspended will be about 1% of the players in MLB. From 1 little clinic in Miami?????? Security at the open air games!

1.) Whose lives did he ruin? People's delicate sensibilities does not count.

2.) Did he recruit others? We don't know. MLB hasn't made public its evidence.

3.) I have no idea what the rest of that means. It seems like you want all baseball players to be watched 24/7, which is just a load of crap and proves you're not serious, or just don't like baseball.

8/5/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

This guy just wore out his welcome in MLB, He has ruined far to many lives to be allowed to entertain the fans. He went to this clinic because they had learned how to mask the drugs, He recruited others?  This suspended will be about 1% of the players in MLB. From 1 little clinic in Miami?????? Security at the open air games!