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  1. MLB needs to assure the players that the A-Rod case does not set a new precedent

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Everyone is squawking about MLB officials going on “60 Minutes” last night. I don’t think it’s the biggest thing in the world. It’s unseemly for MLB to basically take a victory lap like that, but I doubt they would have if A-Rod and his lawyers hadn’t been pulling those kinds of stunts themselves. Which, of course,…

  2. Alex Rodriguez Suspension Wrapup

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    In case you had a life over the weekend or, in case you did something silly with your time like pay attention to football, you may have missed the news of Alex Rodriguez‘s 162-game suspension being affirmed by an arbitrator. Or, at the very least, you may have missed HardballTalk’s coverage of the news. If…

  3. So, about Alex Rodriguez’s friend who wanted Tony Bosch dead…

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

    Tony Bosch (60 Minutes - CBS)

    Someone is going to put him in jail, right? I mean, MLB’s chief operating officer Rob Manfred made it quite clear on 60 Minutes that the threat against Tony Bosch’s life, made by an associate of Alex Rodriguez, needed to be taken seriously, even if he couldn’t go into any details about it. It’s no…

  4. Tony Bosch: Alex Rodriguez wanted to start an 800-homer club

    Jan 12, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Interviewed by 60 Minutes for Sunday’s show, former drug dealer Tony Bosch says he first met with Alex Rodriguez in 2010 and subsequently gave him numerous performance enhancers and supplements over the following two years, including the banned substances testosterone, hGH and insulin growth factor. Bosch said upon meeting Rodriguez the former MVP asked him…

  5. The MLBPA is not happy that Rob Manfred and Tony Bosch will appear on 60 Minutes

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    The Major League Baseball Players Association is writing the latest chapter in the drama that is this entire Alex Rodriguez situation. After Rodriguez was given a 162-game suspension by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, MLB executive Rob Manfred and Tony Bosch of Biogenesis will appear on 60 Minutes tonight to expound on the ordeal. The MLBPA had…

  6. Today’s decision punishes A-Rod, but it also gives Bud Selig new power

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    I think the most interesting thing about Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension is that curious number of games: 162. It’s such a great number. It matches up so perfectly with a major league baseball season! I thought Ryan Braun‘s suspension was interesting too: 65 games. When, as a matter of pure coincidence, I’m sure, the Milwaukee Brewers had…

  7. Alex Rodriguez has been invited to play for the Long Island Ducks

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

    Alex Rodriguez may not be able to play with the Yankees during the regular season, but he may be able to play baseball nonetheless. The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League, an independent league that is not associated with Major League Baseball, have invited Rodriguez to play for them this season. Via Mark Herrman…

  8. Complete statements from Alex Rodriguez, MLB, Yankees, Anthony Bosch

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled today that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will serve a 162-game suspension for his ties to Biogenesis and performance-enhancing drugs. The punishment also bans him from participating in the postseason. Below you’ll find reactions from the various parties involved. Statement from Alex Rodriguez: “The number of games sadly comes as no…

  9. His 2014 season is history, as may be his career: so what is Alex Rodriguez’s legacy?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    In light of today’s ruling by the arbitrator, suspending him for 162 games, commentators will once again rush to the nearest television camera or take to their laptops and websites to tell us how Alex Rodriguez‘s legacy is now “forever tarnished” or words to that effect. When they do so, however, they will have to forget,…

  10. With A-Rod ban settled, where do the Yankees go from here?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman Getty

    The Yankees can finally move forward with their plans for 2014 now that Alex Rodriguez has received a 162-game ban which also includes the postseason. And they have to be pretty happy with how things have worked out. It’s easy to see the benefits of having Rodriguez off the books for 2014, as he was…

  11. Winners and losers of the Alex Rodriguez arbitration decision

    Jan 11, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    This wasn’t just about A-Rod and Bud Selig going to head to head. There are a lot of winners and losers here. Some are people. Some are documents. Some are ideas and ideals. Let’s look at the immediate fallout: Winner: Major League Baseball: The league wanted A-Rod gone through 2014 and, in all likelihood, believe…

  12. MLBPA disagrees with A-Rod decision, but won’t stand behind him in legal fight

    Jan 11, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez stands at third base in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston

    Now that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz has banned Alex Rodriguez for 162 games (and the 2014 postseason) for his ties to Biogenesis and performance-enhancing drugs, the Major League Baseball Players Association has issued the following statement: “The MLBPA strongly disagrees with the award issued today in the grievance of Alex Rodriguez, even despite the arbitration panel’s…

  13. A-Rod will try to appeal to federal court, but he’s not likely to have success

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    In the wake of Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension being reduced to 162 games, he said that he plans to appeal the decision to federal court. This is not unexpected, but I also believe that it will be a waste of his time and his money. Arbitration is chosen by parties for the express purpose of…

  14. Alex Rodriguez receives 162-game suspension

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a 162-game suspension from arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, effectively ruling him out for the entire 2014 season. The suspension also covers the postseason. Rodriguez originally received a 211-game suspension from MLB in August due to his alleged ties to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in South Florida which…

  15. Report: Alex Rodriguez decision “imminent,” ruling appears “favorable” for MLB

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    UPDATE: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Horowitz is expected to rule on Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension today. Stay tuned. 11:35 a.m. ET: When yesterday passed without a ruling on Alex Rodriguez‘s 211-game suspension, the assumption was that we likely wouldn’t hear anything from arbitrator Fredric Horowitz until Monday at the earliest. As Ronald Blum…

  16. Report: Alex Rodriguez has discussed accepting a reduced suspension

    Jan 9, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    The Baseball Hall of Fame vote is over and done with, but at least we still have the continuing saga of Alex Rodriguez to talk about. With arbitrator Fredric Horowitz expected to making a ruling on Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension any day now — in fact, a decision could come down as soon as tomorrow…

  17. The massive Hall of Fame post

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    The Hall of Fame ... has never really married its two founding visions.  Some people still view it as Alexander Cleland’s place for parents and children to enjoy the history of baseball and maybe go to the field for a catch. Some view it the way Ford Frick did, as baseball’s “Hall of Great Americans,” to honor players who represent the fundamental principles that make up the spirit of the American people.

    Part I: A short history First, just a little bit of history. The Baseball Hall of Fame, more or less, was the brainchild of two people. The first knew nothing whatsoever about baseball. The second romanticized the game beyond all reason. You can think about whose spirit still lingers over Cooperstown, N.Y. The first was…

  18. Just A-Rod, Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso hangin’ at the Jay-Z show

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Manny Machado

    I’m sure the Orioles are thrilled to see the company the future of the franchise is keeping: Great time at the Jay Z show last night with @YonderalonsoU and Manny Machado! pic.twitter.com/OvOaDYdBhj — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) January 3, 2014   Or, perhaps, A-Rod is not quite the pariah around baseball that a lot of writers…

  19. The A-Rod-Randy Levine emails are . . . weird

    Dec 30, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    a-rod getty

    Steve Fishman of New York Magazine wrote an epic detailing of the Alex Rodriguez-MLB battle back on December 1. Now, as a spillover from that article, come a series of emails between A-Rod and Yankees president Randy Levine sent from 2011 through the depths of the Biogenesis scandal in August of this year. And they’re,…

  20. Neither Random House nor HarperCollins have heard of the alleged A-Rod tell-all

    Dec 20, 2013, 7:08 AM EDT

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reacts as he sits courtside with supermodel Cindy Crawford and retired wrestler Torrie Wilson during the NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles

    The other day the New York Post reported that Random House and HarperCollins were in a bidding war for an Alex Rodriguez tell-all book. Only problem with that is that no one has told Random House and HarperCollins about it: “It’s totally fake,” said one publishing insider. The insider also said no house would be foolish enough…

  21. Court rules that MLB can depose Yuri Sucart in its pointless lawsuit

    Dec 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    a-rod getty tall

    Major League Baseball sought to depose Alex Rodriguez‘s cousin Yuri Sucart in the lawsuit it filed against Biogenesis and lots of other folks. That is, the lawsuit which gave Major League Baseball the handle with which to turn Anthony Bosch and others as it pursued Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and other ballplayers. Over the summer Sucart filed a writ…

  22. Juan Gonzalez is selling his 1996 MVP trophy, other stuff

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Juan Gonzalez

    Juan Gonzalez made something like $90 million in salary alone during his baseball career, so maybe he’s doing this to simply clear out the clutter. But whatever the motivation, you can now get your hands on some hot, hot Juan Gonzalez memorabilia. Up for auction? His 1996 MVP award. His 1996 and 2001 Silver Slugger…

  23. Yankees Hot Tub Time Machine

    Dec 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    hot tub time machine

    It just gets better and better with the New York Yankees. They just signed Brian Roberts. I wrote before (in my Ichiro Suzuki essay for the 100 greatest players) that this Yankees team would look awfully good … in 2006. But by essentially replacing Robinson Cano with Brian Roberts, they have — in a weird…

  24. Yankees looking at Mark Reynolds, Michael Young

    Dec 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Michael Young Getty

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are contemplating Mark Reynolds, Michael Young and Brian Roberts as they seek to add to their infield.  Reynolds would be a re-signing after finishing last season with the Bombers. He hit .236/.300/.455 with six homers in 36 games with the Yankees and .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers in…

  25. His baseball career may be close to over, but A-Rod’s real estate flipping legend grows

    Dec 16, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

    a-rod reuters yankees

    Alex Rodriguez netted $15 million on the sale of his Miami Beach home earlier this year. Now he’s looking to make a cool million for carrying and then flipping a condo for only six months. From Realtor.com: Rodriguez is asking $3.2 million for a unit in Mei Condominiums, an Asian-inspired luxury high-rise on the outskirts…

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