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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    There's plenty of time to correct that.
    Forgive me, but I just noticed this post. Astericking records would be worse, because there's no way to actually quantify how much of his, or anybody's for that matter, production was "aided" and how much of it was because he was an amazing player.

    And make no mistake, because it seems to get lost in the discussion anymore, Barry Bonds is a top 5 or so all time player, drugs or not.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Aw, I thought he was going to be vindicated!

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    I think Arod has had a dose of reality. If he sues everybody associated with baseball including his own union he stands a good chance to never play MLB again. He would be blacklisted.

    I think he now feels he has a year to get healthy, maybe play some baseball in central America, or Japan and make a comeback. If he is healthy, and produces wherever he decides to play baseball someone will sign him for the 2015 season.
    I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that most of the leagues have an agreement with baseball to NOT let suspended players play, I'm pretty sure Japan is one of those leagues.

    Whether Arod plays another game or not he is going to get paid handsomely. He still has a few years left on his current contract, I believe 3, not quite sure. The Yanks can release him, but they still would owe him the money, about 60 million!!!

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that most of the leagues have an agreement with baseball to NOT let suspended players play, I'm pretty sure Japan is one of those leagues.

    Whether Arod plays another game or not he is going to get paid handsomely. He still has a few years left on his current contract, I believe 3, not quite sure. The Yanks can release him, but they still would owe him the money, about 60 million!!!
    I can't see him playing in another league especially as injury prone as he is right now. The Yankees are looking at anything they can scrape up to get out of paying him his salary. If he plays somewhere else and gets any knick or cut, the Yanks will use it as an excuse not to pay him. He can't take that risk

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I can't see him playing in another league especially as injury prone as he is right now. The Yankees are looking at anything they can scrape up to get out of paying him his salary. If he plays somewhere else and gets any knick or cut, the Yanks will use it as an excuse not to pay him. He can't take that risk
    I don't see him playing anywhere else either, would be dumb to I think. Like you said, if he gets hurt he could be out 60 million dollars. If he just sits around for a year and then go back to the Yanks he is gonna get paid...unless they work out a settlement. Even then Arod would be dumb to do that. He should let them release him, then he would be free to sign elsewhere and still get his 60 million...and thats what its all about to Arod...$$$$$$$

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    It's really difficult to find a good guy in this mess.

    If you are inclined to think AROD is a scum, well, his employers are just as scummy.

    This, I guess, is the danger in moralizing on top of a soapbox....in the case of mlb, doing so requires altering history (or turning a blind eye to large swaths of baseball history). In this case, in order to demonize a player for doing what he did for money, one has to treat as heroes, the owners who allowed the player to do what he did so they could make lots of money and then couldn't care less about laws and rules because they continue to do what they do for money.

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    The players are out for themselves. The owners are out for themselves. Both lie cheat and steal. Both want your money and neither are particularly interested in becoming your friend.

    Lets not make up history to create a golden age of myth....lets just get back to the business of sorting it out statistically and appreciating baseball for what it is because we can accurately model a context of what it was and how what it was relates to what our children are watching. The upside? Truth is kind of cool and one can get there without the risk of injury from a fall and even if one suffers from vertigo-in fact, kicking the soapbox out of the way is a prerequisite.
    Last edited by jojo; 05-11-2014 at 09:49 AM.
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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It's really difficult to find a good guy in this mess.
    If you are inclined to think AROD is a scum, well, his employers are just as scummy.
    I don't think turning a blind eye to something is the moral equivalent of doing it. The owners didn't initiate this, they had it thrown on them and they had the choice of whether to come forward and damage the reputation of baseball (and their profits) or keep it quiet. You may not think they chose rightly, but they didn't ask to be put in that position.

    In this case, in order to demonize a player for doing what he did for money, one has to treat as heroes, the owners who allowed the player to do what he did so they could make lots of money and then couldn't care less about laws and rules because they continue to do what they do for money.
    Why?

    The players are out for themselves. The owners are out for themselves. Both lie cheat and steal. Both want your money and neither are particularly interested in becoming your friend.
    I thought moralizing from a soapbox was dangerous?

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    Re: Source: ARod faces lifetime suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by kpresidente View Post
    I thought moralizing from a soapbox was dangerous?
    It is which is why I didn't.

    Poor owners though, they didn't ask to become richer as steroids fueled America's renewed love affair with a game they divorced following bitter labor relation battles.... The owners weren't in a position that was out of their control. It's shenanigans to argue otherwise.
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