If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Daily News)   A-Done*   (nydailynews.com) divider line 130
    More: Followup, Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, infielder, Miami New Times, Melky Cabrera, Albert Belle, luxury tax, pinstripes  
•       •       •

5557 clicks; posted to Sports » on 31 Jan 2013 at 10:13 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



130 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-31 10:17:04 AM
Watching Kevin Millar on the MLB Network, about how all this is just a "witch hunt" without proof, made me want to punch him in the face.
 
2013-01-31 10:18:32 AM
If this proves true I can't say I'd shed a tear though I will always remember his 2009 playoff performance.

/Do the Chicago or LA papers have a team bias like the NY ones do?
 
2013-01-31 10:21:38 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: Watching Kevin Millar on the MLB Network, about how all this is just a "witch hunt" without proof, made me want to punch him in the face.


His partner on that talk show asked him point blank if he used PEDs as a player a month or two ago. It was a very awkward moment.
 
2013-01-31 10:22:37 AM
"I don't know why he would want to go through the pain of rehabbing and trying to play up to the caliber of player he was, and come back to a game where nobody wants him," said a baseball official.


Are you farking kidding me? 114 Million.  Nice to know the sources for this article are absolutelyretarded(Flacco Redacted) Idiotic
 
2013-01-31 10:22:39 AM
Its time to clean these people out of Baseball to preserve the integrity of the sport

When Aroid made his little announcement that he shot up years back in the Dominican Republic it sent a message to EVERY High school kid and minor league player that if you cheat now you can ask for forgiveness later after you sign 500 million dollars in contracts. This has to stop.

I think the correct message was sent keeping known cheaters out of the HoF this year, but the test of time will tell us if it was a 1 year snub to keep them off 1st ballot (which means nothing) or if it will be prolonged exile like Rose.

Honestly: I cant understand HOW ESPN contributors endlessly claim they will just consider this the steroid era and vote known users in. Thats like saying rules dont matter and turning your back on 100+ years of greatness just to sell some tickets.

I know that society is all about excellence and winning, but public relations and over promotion has destroyed that. Its almost like every time the Giants won the world series the last few years you could almost see MLB executives and public relations specialists cringe that one of their 4 big market teams with the names they endless promote didnt win it all.

Blah, im just getting old
 
2013-01-31 10:23:16 AM
As much as I want this to be true, I find it hard to believe
 
2013-01-31 10:24:21 AM

Homer Nixon: The Crepes of Wrath: Watching Kevin Millar on the MLB Network, about how all this is just a "witch hunt" without proof, made me want to punch him in the face.

His partner on that talk show asked him point blank if he used PEDs as a player a month or two ago. It was a very awkward moment.


I assume it was only awkward for people who didn't already know Millar and everyone else in the Red Sox clubhouse was juicing at that point.  Much like the rest of baseball.
 
2013-01-31 10:24:50 AM
Haha, Yankees trying to shame him into retirement. No chance. Would you do physio and rehab for $114M? Thought so.

They made their bed, now lay in it.
 
2013-01-31 10:29:17 AM
Dan Patrick went with his usual hyperbole about how he has sources and they are telling him things.  Apparently, MLB will be dropping the bomb early next week. I think he said Tuesday. Suspensions for some of the names and, possibly, additional names coming out.

If ARod is suspending 50 games, that means he is suspended once he can come off the DL, right? So, he is healthy by the all-star break and is suspended for 2/3rds of the remaining season...then he needs a week of minor league games...so he gets to play the last 2/3 weeks of september?

If he doesn't play the entire year (they leave him on the DL), wouldn't the Yankees get insurance coverage for $20m of his contract for this year? "Yeah, that hip is still bothering him...oh well, see ya in 2014"

There's no way his contract gets voided, though. Anybody suggesting that is just being silly and does not understand the unholy hellfire that the MLB players union would rain down upon the Yankees and MLB should that be attempted.
 
2013-01-31 10:30:39 AM

Nefarious: If this proves true I can't say I'd shed a tear though I will always remember his 2009 playoff performance.

/Do the Chicago or LA papers have a team bias like the NY ones do?


The Tribune used to own the Cubs.
 
2013-01-31 10:31:08 AM

thecpt: "I don't know why he would want to go through the pain of rehabbing and trying to play up to the caliber of player he was, and come back to a game where nobody wants him," said a baseball official.


Are you farking kidding me? 114 Million.


It's baseball. He still gets paid even if he doesn't come back.
 
2013-01-31 10:32:07 AM

bulldg4life: If ARod is suspending 50 games, that means he is suspended once he can come off the DL, right? So, he is healthy by the all-star break and is suspended for 2/3rds of the remaining season...then he needs a week of minor league games...so he gets to play the last 2/3 weeks of september?


No, you can serve steroids suspensions while on the DL. See: Volquez, Edison
 
2013-01-31 10:33:07 AM
Well, that's lame.
 
2013-01-31 10:33:27 AM
As a Yankee fan, I would absolutely love to see him go.  He's been nothing but a lead weight lately.
 
2013-01-31 10:34:58 AM
I have a feeling this is going to end very badly. His body is breaking down so much that even if he does retire at this point he won't be able to enjoy it. Not to mention he has lost all his fame to infamy, the biggest pariah since Bonds, maybe even bigger.
 
2013-01-31 10:35:59 AM

IAmRight: thecpt: "I don't know why he would want to go through the pain of rehabbing and trying to play up to the caliber of player he was, and come back to a game where nobody wants him," said a baseball official.


Are you farking kidding me? 114 Million.

It's baseball. He still gets paid even if he doesn't come back.


If he retires, he forfeits that cash. If he tries to come back but can't be cleared physically (basically staying on the DL for the rest of the contract) he gets it
 
2013-01-31 10:38:36 AM

IAmRight: He still gets paid even if he doesn't come back.


Not if he retires. He has to, at least, try to come back and just get placed on the DL forever.
 
2013-01-31 10:38:49 AM

bulldg4life: Dan Patrick went with his usual hyperbole about how he has sources and they are telling him things.  Apparently, MLB will be dropping the bomb early next week. I think he said Tuesday. Suspensions for some of the names and, possibly, additional names coming out.

If ARod is suspending 50 games, that means he is suspended once he can come off the DL, right? So, he is healthy by the all-star break and is suspended for 2/3rds of the remaining season...then he needs a week of minor league games...so he gets to play the last 2/3 weeks of september?

If he doesn't play the entire year (they leave him on the DL), wouldn't the Yankees get insurance coverage for $20m of his contract for this year? "Yeah, that hip is still bothering him...oh well, see ya in 2014"

There's no way his contract gets voided, though. Anybody suggesting that is just being silly and does not understand the unholy hellfire that the MLB players union would rain down upon the Yankees and MLB should that be attempted.


Except for the fact that the MLBPA fought tooth-and-nail over even voluntary testing back around time of the Mitchell Report.  Does the MLBPA really want to start another war over this?
 
2013-01-31 10:39:38 AM

Rex_Banner: If he retires, he forfeits that cash. If he tries to come back but can't be cleared physically (basically staying on the DL for the rest of the contract) he gets it


Ah, we're pretending that he'd actually retire instead of just never coming back.

/f*ck it, everyone's gonna get pissed at you for taking drugs to come back from injury faster, just don't do 'em and never make it back while collecting fat paychecks for the rest of your career
 
2013-01-31 10:39:49 AM

Rwa2play: Except for the fact that the MLBPA fought tooth-and-nail over even voluntary testing back around time of the Mitchell Report.  Does the MLBPA really want to start another war over this?


The day the MLBPA lets one of their members leave even one cent on the table is the day the Pacific Ocean freezes over.
 
2013-01-31 10:39:53 AM
Daily News is taking a page  out of the Post playbook, conjuring a story out of thin air.
 
2013-01-31 10:41:15 AM
I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)
 
2013-01-31 10:42:25 AM

IAmRight: Ah, we're pretending that he'd actually retire instead of just never coming back.


Yeah, that's why I'm HIGHLY skeptical that this will happen the way the Yankees hope it will. If I were him, I'd put some effort into rehab and get my money
 
2013-01-31 10:43:01 AM
Never has the phrase "be nice to those on your way up, you never know when you might bump into them on  your way back down" been more truer than for A-Roid.

Seattle hates him.

Texas hates him.

New York is just about done with him.

Where's he go now?

Biggest cheater from an era of cheaters.   Guess he'll just have to figure out how to spend his millions now in retirement.  Maybe run for office as a Republican, he's off to a flying start in the "what I say versus what I do" being miles apart.
 
2013-01-31 10:43:06 AM

IAmRight: Ah, we're pretending that he'd actually retire instead of just never coming back.


You live around local Yankee fans right?  I've spoken with a few and some actually expect him to step up and retire.

That's what I was getting at in my original post, but maybe I'm the only one who've experienced this.

/These are the same Yankee fans who thought CC deserved the Cy Young over King because of the number of wins.  I realize they might be the minority of Yankee fans.
 
2013-01-31 10:43:44 AM

thecpt: who've


who has.

goddamnit
 
2013-01-31 10:44:26 AM

bhcompy: I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)


And A-Rod/MLBPA will sue the ever living crap out of them. The Yankees/MLB do NOT want something like this to go to court like that. It can on;y turn out bad
 
2013-01-31 10:45:29 AM

thecpt: You live around local Yankee fans right?


a) I don't talk baseball to people
b) Education-based town, not a huge sports town (and 4 hrs away from NYC)
c) Moved here from the west coast less than a year ago
 
2013-01-31 10:47:27 AM

bulldg4life: Well, that's lame.


Yeah, it's kinda dumb that they agreed to that. It defeats the whole purpose
 
2013-01-31 10:48:22 AM

Rwa2play: Does the MLBPA really want to start another war over this?


Does the MLBPA want to start a war over whether a team can void a contract when a player hasn't failed a drug test, isn't convicted of a crime, and there is no specific language concerning the voiding of that contract?

Duh?

When have you ever seen anything to indicate that the MLBPA won't fight a war over getting/keeping money?

Hell, the MLBPA gets mad at their own players when they give hometown discounts and sign extensions before going to free agency. Of course they are going to fight over voiding contracts.
 
2013-01-31 10:48:30 AM

Rex_Banner: bhcompy: I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)

And A-Rod/MLBPA will sue the ever living crap out of them. The Yankees/MLB do NOT want something like this to go to court like that. It can on;y turn out bad


They will, but if the contract has it in there, then it won't work
 
2013-01-31 10:51:08 AM
We should all be so lucky.
 
2013-01-31 10:51:33 AM

IAmRight: a) I don't talk baseball to people
b) Education-based town, not a huge sports town (and 4 hrs away from NYC)
c) Moved here from the west coast less than a year ago


I just remember you saying you were from NY. The only reason I talk baseball with people is because of the Yankee fans I have in my office.  I watch the Jays and somehow I'll end up knowing more about the yanks than coworkers.  It'd be okay if they just admitted that they call themselves fans for business purposes.
 
2013-01-31 10:51:42 AM
'13: $28m
'14: $25m
'15: $21m
'16: $20m
'17: $20m

I know that's walking around money for the Yankees but still, it's just hilarious to see in print.
 
2013-01-31 10:52:11 AM
Why do i think he will end up with the Red Sox next year?
 
2013-01-31 10:52:51 AM
So he's hanging up his purse? Good luck Mr. Automatic Out.
 
2013-01-31 10:55:48 AM

thecpt: These are the same Yankee fans who thought CC deserved the Cy Young over King because of the number of wins. I realize they might be the minority of Yankee fans.


In this case I thought the writers were on to something.  Of course this season they decided that the same type of metrics that gave Felix the Cy Young should have given the MVP to Trout.

/Yankee fan... I was disappointed but understood why Hernandez got the nod.
 
2013-01-31 10:56:27 AM

bhcompy: Rex_Banner: bhcompy: I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)

And A-Rod/MLBPA will sue the ever living crap out of them. The Yankees/MLB do NOT want something like this to go to court like that. It can on;y turn out bad

They will, but if the contract has it in there, then it won't work


Whether or not the win the suit isn't the issue for the Yankees or MLB. The problem would be when A-Rod/MLBPA point fingers at guys that knew/should have known/could have known/might possibly have seen something that would have led them to believe what was going on. That starts the whole "What did they know and when did they know it?" thing that the media will latch onto. The organization and possibly some players will be dragged through the mud. They do not want that.
 
2013-01-31 10:57:48 AM

thecpt: I just remember you saying you were from NY. The only reason I talk baseball with people is because of the Yankee fans I have in my office.


Nope, I just live here now. But I work in a relatively isolated office with three women (none of whom care about sports at all) and a guy from DC (who does care about sports, but only somewhat, and of course about DC teams).
 
2013-01-31 10:59:06 AM

jayhawk88: I know that's walking around money for the Yankees but still, it's just hilarious to see in print.


Until you realize it's probably more per year than everyone in this thread combined and we'll have the same amount of production at his job as he will in most of those years. Then it's kinda depressing.
 
2013-01-31 11:05:59 AM

bulldg4life: Rwa2play: Does the MLBPA really want to start another war over this?

Does the MLBPA want to start a war over whether a team can void a contract when a player hasn't failed a drug test, isn't convicted of a crime, and there is no specific language concerning the voiding of that contract?


Two words about not failing a drug test: Lance Armstrong.  As far as not being convicted of a crime: the DEA's is looking into this as well.  As far as the language in the contract:  All we have is speculation at this point with regards to what is in the contract and whether or not A-Rod violated the terms.

We'll have to see how this all plays out.
 
2013-01-31 11:07:08 AM

Rex_Banner: bhcompy: Rex_Banner: bhcompy: I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)

And A-Rod/MLBPA will sue the ever living crap out of them. The Yankees/MLB do NOT want something like this to go to court like that. It can on;y turn out bad

They will, but if the contract has it in there, then it won't work

Whether or not the win the suit isn't the issue for the Yankees or MLB. The problem would be when A-Rod/MLBPA point fingers at guys that knew/should have known/could have known/might possibly have seen something that would have led them to believe what was going on. That starts the whole "What did they know and when did they know it?" thing that the media will latch onto. The organization and possibly some players will be dragged through the mud. They do not want that.


They do when there's hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.  The Yankees operate by their own rules.  It's the Steinbrenner way
 
2013-01-31 11:07:21 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: Watching Kevin Millar on the MLB Network, about how all this is just a "witch hunt" without proof, made me want to punch him in the face.


I want to punch Millar in the face every day. He looks and sounds like a garden gnome
 
2013-01-31 11:08:15 AM

IAmRight: thecpt: You live around local Yankee fans right?

a) I don't talk baseball to people
b) Education-based town, not a huge sports town (and 4 hrs away from NYC)
c) Moved here from the west coast less than a year ago


Having lived in the area most of my life, I can attest that the local hippies couldn't care less about baseball.  All the students are either Yankees or Red Sox.  And they're all unsufferable.

/no worse than Seahawks fans
//I keed, I keed!
 
2013-01-31 11:19:49 AM

smerfnablin: Why do i think he will end up with the Red Sox next year?


Lord knows they'll need another SS.
 
2013-01-31 11:21:12 AM

bhcompy: I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)


The CBA is very clear that no players can have their contracts voided for PEDs unless there are 3 positive tests
 
2013-01-31 11:24:29 AM
I wonder what Jeter is going to put in the parting gift-basket for ole Alex?
 
2013-01-31 11:26:12 AM
Jeter must be wicked sad.
 
2013-01-31 11:26:20 AM

fatalvenom: I wonder what Jeter is going to put in the parting gift-basket for ole Alex?


Maybe a book of jokes that aren't stale.
 
2013-01-31 11:29:14 AM

bhcompy: Rex_Banner: bhcompy: Rex_Banner: bhcompy: I'm sure his contract has a behavior clause.  If he's suspended, I'm sure the Yankees will seek some type of relief(cancelling the contract, etc)

And A-Rod/MLBPA will sue the ever living crap out of them. The Yankees/MLB do NOT want something like this to go to court like that. It can on;y turn out bad

They will, but if the contract has it in there, then it won't work

Whether or not the win the suit isn't the issue for the Yankees or MLB. The problem would be when A-Rod/MLBPA point fingers at guys that knew/should have known/could have known/might possibly have seen something that would have led them to believe what was going on. That starts the whole "What did they know and when did they know it?" thing that the media will latch onto. The organization and possibly some players will be dragged through the mud. They do not want that.

They do when there's hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.  The Yankees operate by their own rules.  It's the Steinbrenner way



Yeah, I'm sure they're jumping at the bit to have a PR nightmare that will last for decades, potentially makingi future free agents very wary of joining the club.

Any such lawsuit wouldn't be about A-Rod. It would be about setting precedent for teams dealing with PED users and it would be the entire culture of the club and how it handles rough patches. It's something that would have ramifications years into the future. Throw in players and organization personnel taking the time to prepare for court and appear in court, and you've got a suit that gets incredibly costly and problematic for the team. I doubt it would be worth it for the team
 
Displayed 50 of 130 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report