Ryan Braun suspended for the rest of 2013 by MLB

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  1. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    Still waiting for some sort of announcement - though when any announcement is finally made, it will likely be the beginning, not the end, of the legal wrangling. Here's my theory:

    1) MLB has offered A-Rod 212 games, with the threat that if he refuses, they will go for a lifetime ban.

    2) A-Rod knows they have ZERO legal basis whatsoever for a lifetime ban and, despite what some people in here ignorantly think, the MLBPA has never said they would just accept any punishment MLB gives out. If MLB attempts to impose a lifetime ban, they would get hit so hard by the MLBPA, their heads will be spinning long after A-Rod steps back into the batter's box in The Bronx. So A-Rod is wisely calling MLB's bluff.

    3) A-Rod knows that in the long run, 212 games is the ultimate, worst-case scenario.... a lifetime ban is not even remotely in the realm of possibility. (Don't get me wrong, MLB may try to give a lifetime ban, but there's ZERO chance it holds up on appeal).... so why would accept a "plea bargain" that gives him 212 games?

    4) I'm sticking by my prediction that A-Rod is back in pinstripes by the midpoint of next season. (Actually I think the Yankees may consider cutting him, so let me clarify that my prediction is that his suspension will be completed by the midpoint of 2014.) I don't know if there will be an agreement between A-Rod and the league or if there will be appeals to get him down to that amount.

    5) Has there ever been a team so eager to have one of their own players suspended? :-D
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I have heard he came to terms on a suspension through 2014 but is trying to reduce that too. I agree, he is back midway through 2014.

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    MLB suspends 13, including A-Rod

    ESPN.com news services
    Updated: August 5, 2013, 3:08 PM ET

    Major League Baseball came down heavy Monday on the players it found to have been involved with the South Florida clinic Biogenesis, suspending Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season and banning 12 others for 50 games, including three All-Stars Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers, Everth Cabrera of the San Diego Padres and Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers.

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