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View Poll Results: Should they bench Alex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSownsU View Post
    Can't just void his contract.

    Getting caught using PED's is a violation in the CBA.

    His contract is plain language. There's not even a loophole.

    Yay another a-rod thread.

    Unfortunately ARod creates these threads. Each thread is different......

    Or maybe just create a new thread and call it ARod's escapades as it would cover every possible topic because everything he does is always news because of reckless behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYY09 View Post
    He's made much more than that...., unless you were talking about just salary.



    They would still be on the hook, though I don't see it going down like that. Its far more likely that if anything of the sort happens it will be some Bonilla type thing. I would imagine an ugly divorce is the last thing either side wants...
    Was just listing his baseball salary since he broke into the majors......

    Geez ARod is rich...I wonder what his tax bill is and if he likes to share the freaking wealth with the lazy bums in this country who want free handouts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeepeet View Post
    There are two things that cannot be denied:
    1. The Yankees want to get rid of A-Rod and his contract
    2. A-Rod is narcissistic and would want to keep playing for the money.

    Solution: If the Yankees CAN'T void the contract, go to him and tell him, under no uncertainty, that he will never have another at bat for five years. Tell him he's a member of the Yankees, but will never play again. And the 116 home runs that he needs to beat Bonds will NEVER be hit, unless he plans to play after her's 43 (and done with the Yankee contract). Don't release him, make him release himself. Heck, you could even make it public that you told him. Then, he's in "time out" until he acts like an adult and leaves the club.

    I know he wants the Yankee money but he might want the 116 home runs even more. And if he wants them, he needs to agree to a release and sign somewhere else. Sure, he'll make $1M a year somewhere that will give him the at bats until his body breaks down again, but make him make that call.

    Obviously, void the contract if you can. If you can't, let him twist and wither without ever stepping foot in a batter's box again. My guess is that he might go for the cheap contract in Seattle or Miami just to get his home runs.

    If he can't hit a major league fastball anymore I highly doubt he hits 116 more homeruns.....

    Personally MLB created this mess and they must sleep in their crap that was piling up for 15-18 years....

    After the strike they turned their heads because of the opportunity for $$$$$$$$$.

    The players were exploited as fans came to see the homeruns coming from superhuman athletes.....This new story from Miami is just one of many more that will come and MLB must live with it....
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    Even if A-Rod were to accept a buyout or an early retirement settlement I highly doubt the MLB Players Association would ever allow him to forfeit so much as one dollar of the existing deal. The precident it would set for future dealings would be detrimental to other players. And we know the MLBPA would never agree to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrzubnyy View Post
    No but he could retire,,,,,,,,,,for a season......

    Then the Yanks are off of the hook....
    and why exactly would he do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    and why exactly would he do that?
    Because of a possible 50 game suspension.....he is not coming back until mid July at the earliest, how many games left after that? 70?

    Why bother going thru the suspension.....but he is ARod and that means money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFanAlways View Post
    Even if A-Rod were to accept a buyout or an early retirement settlement I highly doubt the MLB Players Association would ever allow him to forfeit so much as one dollar of the existing deal. The precident it would set for future dealings would be detrimental to other players. And we know the MLBPA would never agree to that.
    Exactly. When he was willing to take a paycut to be traded to Boston the MLBPA stepped in because of the precedent it would set. And that was small change compared to walking away from 114 million.

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    They cannot use the "steroids caused the injury" to try and void it excuse when...


    In a somewhat unusual conference call with reporters Tuesday following a report that a source said "caught the Yankees off guard," Dr. Bryan Kelly answered questions about A-Rod's upcoming surgery - he hopes his patient will be back by the All-Star game, pending complications - but spent much of the time insisting that neither steroids nor human growth hormone played a role in Rodriguez's ongoing hip issues.

    Kelly's claims came despite the Yankee star's 2009 admission of previous performance-enhancing drug use and continuing injury problems, as well as contradictory opinions from other medical experts about the role performance-enhancing drugs can play in injuries to athletes.

    Kelly, who is affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery, said Rodriguez's hip condition "is a developmental problem that leads to structural mechanics that predisposes people to injury… This has nothing to do with performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids don't change the shape of your bones."
    so unless the yankees and the doctor want to commit insurance fraud, it seems they cannot use the PED caused the injury excuse
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.1235802

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandsalami View Post
    They cannot use the "steroids caused the injury" to try and void it excuse when...



    so unless the yankees and the doctor want to commit insurance fraud, it seems they cannot use the PED caused the injury excuse
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.1235802

    For any of this to actually hold up they will need more proof than his name being on a list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylinkus View Post
    For any of this to actually hold up they will need more proof than his name being on a list.
    No, I am talking about once its "confirmed" that he used steroids.. They cannot say that his current injury is caused by that, when the doctor said that steroids were not the cuase

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    They won't be able to void his contract.
    Here's what I think will happen. They will discuss this internally with A-Rod and come to the conclusion that his hip will need at least the year off to get healthy. He will get a doctor's note and the Yankees will collect the insurance.
    He's not going to retire. He will try to come back next season after a year of damage control and some time away.
    From there, who knows?

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    what people here are forgetting is if MLB suspends Arod then is contract will be voided. When Arod resigned in 08 there was a loophole where if he missed a entire season then the contract would be voided. He is already out until mid Augest so when MLB suspends him 50 games then he would have missed the entire season. The contract states if he doesn't perform for the season it becomes voided doesn't matter how


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    I still say to void it if you can. If you can't, just tell him he's never going to play for you again. And tell your fans that. As long as you're eating $114M, eat it with your head high and chew with your mouth closed. If he wants out so he can play elsewhere and chase a record or two, so be it. Let him make that deal with you.

    So void it if you can, but if you can't, let him rot. The league can tell you that you have to pay him, but the league can't tell you that you have to PLAY him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pootamis91 View Post
    what people here are forgetting is if MLB suspends Arod then is contract will be voided. When Arod resigned in 08 there was a loophole where if he missed a entire season then the contract would be voided. He is already out until mid Augest so when MLB suspends him 50 games then he would have missed the entire season. The contract states if he doesn't perform for the season it becomes voided doesn't matter how
    A the CBA forbids extra punishment for a PED suspension,
    B for some ****uped reason his suspension can be served on the DL. So his 50 game suspension is the first 50 games of the season..

    And no one has said that clause is in his contract, Not national or NYY reporters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandsalami View Post
    No, I am talking about once its "confirmed" that he used steroids.. They cannot say that his current injury is caused by that, when the doctor said that steroids were not the cuase
    You do realize that there are other doctors besides this guy, right? With 114M at stake, I'm sure the Yankees could find a doctor who would conclude something different. Have you been around medical lawsuits before? I have. Each side brings in their own medical experts and, surprise, they all say what their side wants to hear.

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