Re: BREAKING: AP Source: Rodriguez lone holdout as 12 players accept drug suspensions from baseball.
posted at 8/5/2013 4:32 PM EDT
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Ken Rosenthal - FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Also suspended: Yankees’ Cervelli, Mariners’ Montero, Mets’ Puello, Astros’ Escalona, Padres’ De Los Santos, Yankees’ F. Martinez.
I have no love for AROD but I can see why with these suspensions he would fight it.....Baseball's CBA says 1st offense,,,,,,50 games....under baseball rules this would be ARODs 1st offense.....if Baseball is going to say he is getting more because he tried to impede the investigation, the his lawyers could argue, when Melky C created a Website to hide his PED use wanst he impeding the investigation?...and yet he only got 50 games.....and if as has been reported Baseballs star witness is Bosch, who may have escaped prosecutuon and was paid for his cooperation, Arod's lawyers will have a field day with that also.....and that to the fact that trying these cases in courts have thus far always gone the players way.....MLB may be making a big mistake not just giving AROD the same rest of year punsihment as Braun.
kudos tom 4 a stand up post
I have a problem with fans & some ex players
who know 4 sure that they would never use if they had a chance 4 the big time $$$$
same goes for those who suggest they would forfeit millions
while they had a legit reason to appeal
as far as arod is concerned he is a 1st time violator
right or wrong it's a reasonable defense
They have proof Arod has been using for a longer period of time than the rest, and 19 different steroids. His admissions in 2009.
That he obstructed the investigation and that he introduced younger players to PEDs and Tony Bosch.
And they also have records of Arod making purchases for Melky Cabrera. Possibly information on his dealings with Tony Galea.
Which begs the question has he ever been clean?
With Arod it is not a case of being a first time user.