In my opinion, this news of the suspension and appeal is a HUGE WIN for the Yankees.
1- He gets to play in 2013 and we actually need him. Win.
2- He gets suspended all of next year and is off the $189m cap. Win.
3- The Yanks get to resign Cano rather easily now. Win.
4- After sitting out a year or possibly more, there is a great chance he retires at age 40 rather than try to come back. Win.
Also a huge win for fans for the reasons above plus the fact that we now have money to spend and still stay under the cap.
Where I think this could be a negative is for other players. We know these weren't the only guys at Biogenesis or doing stuff w Arod. During a lengthy appeal or legal fight, I wonder if other names will surface, thereby implicating more players.