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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NYDN: Settlement between Alex Rodriguez and MLB over Biogenesis scandal cannot be ruled out yet.

Neither side has indicated an 11th-hour deal is in the works, Rodriguez’s camp has always denied any interest in cutting a deal with MLB, and the possibility of a deal pretty much evaporated in early August, just before MLB suspended Rodriguez and 12 other players, when baseball officials rebuffed union chief Michael Weiner’s request for a settlement meeting.

But allow me to throw this **** at the wall to see if is sticks.

 

eddieot Posted: September 25, 2013 at 08:36 AM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a-rod, biogenesis, centaur, mlbpa, mlb_discipline

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   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: September 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM (#4550196)
The front page cuts the headline off, so the title looks like it's just NYDN: Settlement between Alex Rodriguez and MLB over Biogenesis.... The real article is a lot less exciting.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM (#4550201)
At this point, the Daily News has less than zero credibility on this subject.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: September 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4550214)
I hope Arod can drag out the appeals process long enough so that his suspension ends up like 7 games.

The apparent fixed end point for the suspension is just so unusual.
   4. GregD Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:03 PM (#4550221)
If he were amenable--and it sounds like he isn't--the face-saving exit would be a negotiated settlement to his contract where A-Rod gets all or virtually all of the money and the Yankees pay but don't count it to the salary cap and A-Rod agrees to a binding retirement.
   5. Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:06 PM (#4550223)
Why doesn't A-Rod just go play in the NBA Development League for a couple of years? It worked for Michael Jordan.
   6. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:20 PM (#4550234)
I hope Arod can drag out the appeals process long enough so that his suspension ends up like 7 games.


Or less. I can see the outrage now when someone figures out that Ryan Dempster actually served a stiffer suspension than the Rod.
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:25 PM (#4550239)
Or less. I can see the outrage now when someone figures out that Ryan Dempster actually served a stiffer suspension than the Rod.


That would be wonderful.
   8. Danny Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:25 PM (#4550240)
If he were amenable--and it sounds like he isn't--the face-saving exit would be a negotiated settlement to his contract where A-Rod gets all or virtually all of the money and the Yankees pay but don't count it to the salary cap and A-Rod agrees to a binding retirement.

That sounds like the least face-saving thing A-Rod could possibly do.
   9. Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:52 PM (#4550262)
At this point, the Daily News has less than zero credibility on this subject.


That's impossible. No one can have less than zero credibility. By definition, that is the least anyone can have.
   10. bobm Posted: September 25, 2013 at 01:53 PM (#4550263)
Maybe A-Rod's deal will be announced during Game 4 of the World Series.

Why doesn't A-Rod just go play in the NBA Development League for a couple of years? It worked for Michael Jordan.

I didn't know A-Rod was a problem gambler, too.
   11. Publius Publicola Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:05 PM (#4550278)
Instead of money, A-Rod prefers gambling with his career and reputation.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4550288)
That's impossible. No one can have less than zero credibility. By definition, that is the least anyone can have.


No, one can have negative credibility.

With zero credibility, one has no basis to believe the story.

With less-than-zero credibility, one should actively dis-believe the story, and even give credence to the opposite of what it says.

Maybe.
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:20 PM (#4550301)
The buzz around the NY Daily News press room is that A-Rod is devilishly scheming to trick MLB into a Biogenesis settlement which would cut his suspension from 211 to 208 games, one of them rain-shortened, so that A-Rod can retire, continue collecting his full salary as well as Brett Gardner's, and proceed immediately to underaged Icy Hot sex with one of those kid country singers on "The Voice" or America's Got Talent." An attorney familiar with the case is quoted as blinking twice for yes.
   14. Ray (RDP) Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4550306)
If he were amenable--and it sounds like he isn't--the face-saving exit would be a negotiated settlement to his contract where A-Rod gets all or virtually all of the money and the Yankees pay but don't count it to the salary cap and A-Rod agrees to a binding retirement.


Arod does. not. want. to. retire.

No matter what the Daily News vomits onto their pages.
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4550307)
This eleventh hour has taken like, eleven hours.


Arod does. not. want. to. retire.


But he would save face! Because fans would love him if he were to do this, you see. And MLB would love if the Yanks were able to circumvent the salary cap.
   16. Ray (RDP) Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4550312)
It's kind of hilarious that so many Yankees players have shut it down for the season - including the Captain - and yet the designated selfish jerk ARod is the one who has been playing through injuries.
   17. Nasty Nate Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:38 PM (#4550322)
Arod does. not. want. to. retire.

No matter what the Daily News vomits onto their pages.


Exactly, every single credible shred of evidence points to him wanting to continue his career and keep playing baseball.
   18. SoSH U at work Posted: September 25, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4550341)
Arod does. not. want. to. retire.

No matter what the Daily News vomits onto their pages.


Exactly, every single credible shred of evidence points to him wanting to continue his career and keep playing baseball.



Well, this time the Daily News was not offering the idea of retirement in this entirely content-free piece. That was GregD.
   19. Ray (RDP) Posted: September 25, 2013 at 03:01 PM (#4550356)
Well, this time the Daily News was not offering the idea of retirement in this entirely content-free piece. That was GregD.


Thank you for pointing that out. When I quoted GregD's response before commenting myself, I thought I was quoting from someone at the Daily News. When I read "GregD" I thought I read "Daily News" instead.

Where would we be without you incessantly bogging down a thread with minutiae?
   20. JL Posted: September 25, 2013 at 03:04 PM (#4550362)
This reads like something from The Onion.
   21. Bug Selig Posted: September 25, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4550408)
This reads like something from The Onion.


The story or the thread?
   22. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: September 25, 2013 at 03:48 PM (#4550415)
Arod does. not. want. to. retire.

No matter what the Daily News vomits onto their pages.

Exactly, every single credible shred of evidence points to him wanting to continue his career and keep playing baseball.


It is an article of faith among many NY sports writers that AROD does not care about playing he cares solely about money and/or poking his finger into people's eyes (now that he's finally learned that he can't buy love or some such rot).

So if you start from the premise that AROD simply does not care about playing baseball, much of AROD's actions and pronouncements would seem inexplicable, unless they are part of a grift to get as much money from MLB as possible before the inevitable happens
   23. SoSH U at work Posted: September 25, 2013 at 03:49 PM (#4550418)
Where would we be without you incessantly bogging down a thread with minutiae?


Pretty much the same place we are now, I think.

But you are welcome to go #### yourself, provided it doesn't do any additional thread bogging.
   24. JL Posted: September 25, 2013 at 03:52 PM (#4550424)
The story or the thread?


I was thinking the story when I wrote that post, but I could include this thread as well.
   25. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: September 25, 2013 at 04:13 PM (#4550444)
Also, "Israel, Palestine settlement not out of the question".

   26. tfbg9 Posted: September 25, 2013 at 04:46 PM (#4550474)
Hey, if Alex keeps up his current rate stat production for 5 more games, he will reverse a 5 year death swirlie in OPS+: 176, 150, 138, 123, 119, 111, 115!
   27. spike Posted: September 25, 2013 at 04:54 PM (#4550483)
   28. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4550560)
MLB has filed a motion seeking access to the sealed Grand Jury testimony in the Anthony Galea case. Not sure what MLB's argument is -- the law doesn't apply to us? -- but it is my impression that Grand Jury testimony isn't unsealed just because a witness has a dispute with his employer. However, it's not my area, so I'd be glad to hear from anyone who knows about the substance of the motion.
   29. Ray (RDP) Posted: September 25, 2013 at 06:14 PM (#4550566)
MLB has filed a motion seeking access to the sealed Grand Jury testimony in the Anthony Galea case. Not sure what MLB's argument is -- the law doesn't apply to us? -- but it is my impression that Grand Jury testimony isn't unsealed just because a witness has a dispute with his employer. However, it's not my area, so I'd be glad to hear from anyone who knows about the substance of the motion.


What strikes me immediately is that MLB is still fishing for evidence, so either they don't think they have enough to support 211 games, or perhaps they are just trying to make as strong a case as possible. But there has always been a sense that they overreached or want to simply end his career, and this does nothing to dispel that.
   30. Weekly Journalist Posted: September 25, 2013 at 09:40 PM (#4550705)
Didn't Keats have Negative Credibility?
   31. Walt Davis Posted: September 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM (#4550818)
MLB has filed a motion seeking access to the sealed Grand Jury testimony in the Anthony Galea case.

They are hoping ARod answered a question about injections by talking about his father so they can turn him over to the Feds for obstruction of justice!
   32. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 26, 2013 at 07:37 AM (#4550866)
Would it be irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to!
   33. Buck Coats Posted: September 26, 2013 at 03:59 PM (#4551381)
Today the Daily News is reporting that A-Rod is going to skip the trip to Houston to prepare for his appeal.

According to Brian Cashman, this is completely untrue, and A-Rod is making the trip.

Keep up the good work, Daily News.
   34. Nasty Nate Posted: September 26, 2013 at 04:29 PM (#4551441)
33. Buck Coats Posted: September 26, 2013 at 03:59 PM (#4551381)
Today the Daily News is reporting that A-Rod is going to skip the trip to Houston to prepare for his appeal.

According to Brian Cashman, this is completely untrue, and A-Rod is making the trip.

Keep up the good work, Daily News.


Maybe my less-than-zero credibility from #2 is impossible, but the Daily News is trying!

---
Are you the former pro ballplayer Buck Coats?

   35. Ray (RDP) Posted: September 26, 2013 at 04:33 PM (#4551451)
They are hoping ARod answered a question about injections by talking about his father so they can turn him over to the Feds for obstruction of justice!


Talking about his father didn't work for Bonds, but hey - it worked for Pettitte. So the strategy is 1 for 2.

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