Won't do any good
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....
Last edited by rrzubnyy; 01-30-2013 at 04:41 PM.
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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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 excuseIn 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."
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?
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.
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...