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  1. A-Rod thinks that his 162-game suspension could actually be a blessing in disguise

    Jan 16, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Alex Rodriguez made his first public comments since his suspension yesterday. They came at a promotional appearance in Mexico. He didn’t talk about the specifics of his ban or his legal strategy, but he did say something interesting about its effect. He thinks it may actually be a blessing in disguise: “I think that in…

  2. Derek Jeter is “saddened” by the A-Rod situation

    Jan 16, 2014, 7:42 AM EDT

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    The Captain has made his first public comments about Alex Rodriguez. As is usually the case with Derek Jeter, he hits the right notes and it’s hard to take any issue with what he said: “As a teammate, you’re saddened by the whole thing. The whole thing has been kind of messy . . . he’s…

  3. What should MLB have done in the A-Rod case? What should the players think now?

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    So much of what I’ve been writing about and reacting to the past few days has been focused on what x, y and z mean for Alex Rodriguez. And, frankly, that’s getting close to played out. Meanwhile, Chris Needham — a dedicated reader/critic of mine (but a smart and well-intentioned one) — challenged me this…

  4. Impolite or not, A-Rod’s “attack” on Michael Weiner is not out-of-bounds

    Jan 14, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner speaks at news conference to announce new collective bargaining agreement in New York

    When Alex Rodriguez‘s lawsuit against the MLBPA came to light yesterday, immediate attention went to the allegations that the union and its late Executive Director, Michael Weiner, did not properly defend Alex Rodriguez’s interests. Initially there was surprise, but that surprise is now turning into scorn, as if A-Rod is somehow going after the character…

  5. Will the MLBPA fire arbitrator Frederic Horowitz?

    Jan 14, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

    Horowitz

    The neutral third arbitrator who handles PED appeals, as well as grievances brought by players, serves at the pleasure of both Major League Baseball and the MLBPA. They can fire him for any reason. They can fire him for no reason. All that need happen is written notice from one side or the other. We…

  6. MLBPA director responds to A-Rod, calls attacks on Michael Weiner “inexcusable”

    Jan 13, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    After Alex Rodriguez sued both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal court today in an effort to overturn his 162-game suspension, new MLBPA director Tony Clark fired back with the following statement: “It is unfortunate that Alex Rodriguez has chosen to sue the Players Association. His claim is completely…

  7. The Arbitrator’s Decision: Creatively Counting to 150

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    I’ve received a copy of the complaint Alex Rodriguez has filed in federal court seeking to overturn the arbitration decision against him and naming the MLBPA as a defendant as a result of their alleged failure to advance and aid in his defense. A full copy of the documents can be read here. I have…

  8. A-Rod sues Major League Baseball and the MLBPA in an effort to get his suspension overturned

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    We knew it was coming and here it is: Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn his 162-game suspension. The best part: as part of his suit, he had to attach the arbitrator’s decision from which he appeals. We’ll be going through it here at HBT soon and finding…

  9. A-Rod’s attempt to have the arbitrator’s ruling sealed is rejected by the federal court

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez plans to file a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to overturn the arbitration decision against him. His attorneys went to court this morning in order to get an order to have the arbitrator’s decision — which must be attached to the lawsuit which seeks to overturn it — sealed or at least…

  10. Alex Rodriguez, Anthony Bosch, and disliking everyone in the “60 Minutes” report

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    The trouble with liars, as the old line goes, is that they don’t have the decency to lie all the time. Somewhere in his parade of nonsense, paranoia and self-aggrandizement, it seems evident that Anthony Bosch told some truths about Alex Rodriguez and performance enhancing drugs. It just doesn’t seem practical for him to have…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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