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Is A-Rod's career over?

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08:13 AM ET 01.30 | All is not well between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees, particularly after Tuesday's report that tied him to a supplier of performance-enhancing drugs. The results of baseball's investigation, in theory, could help the Yankees if they attempt to void Rodriguez's contract. That would not be easy -- the Yankees failed to do it with Jason Giambi -- but there may be another exit strategy. The Yankees have continued to emphasize the seriousness of Rodriguez's hip injury. ... The natural next step in that progression is that the injury would end his career, as it did for Albert Belle of the Baltimore Orioles in 2001. This would allow Rodriguez to collect his money -- but with insurance, not the Yankees, covering most of it.

The New York Times

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January 30, 2013  08:16 AM ET

One can only hope. He may be a Yankee, but he will never BE a Yankee.

January 30, 2013  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One can only hope. He may be a Yankee, but he will never BE a Yankee.

Well said.

January 30, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Once again - I would like to express my appreciation to the Yankees for taking this sack of isht off our hands.

January 30, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Just Quit, Bro.

January 30, 2013  08:23 AM ET

He needs to disappear from major league baseball.

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January 30, 2013  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Once again - I would like to express my appreciation to the Yankees for taking this sack of isht off our hands.

I would also like to thank the MLBPA for keeping him out of Boston as well.

January 30, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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Yes.Its time for the comish to void his contractyes it benefits us Yankee fans.....but all players who use should have their contracts voided and have the team he plays for has his rightsTaking the $ away is the ONLY way it may deter players(And did I mention it will help Yankee fans)

either way it looks like you have seen the last of Arod..............congrats.

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January 30, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Does anyone know the answer to this question - If insurance pays the rest of A-Rod's contract (well, after 2013 at least), does his salary still count against the salary cap?

January 30, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Essentially, he has ended anything that was left of his career and he has effectively barred his entry into the Hall.
I would be shocked if he can play close to anything resembling his best years without the use of PEDs if he is indeed still allowed to play in MLB at any time in the future.
When he admitted his usage of PEDs back in 2007, I had my "Say it ain't so" moment and hoped against hope that he stayed clean.
Even when he had that blip and was associated with the Toronto doctor who got popped for bringing illegal PEDs into the US I held out hope that he was still clean (Although even then I was relatively certain he was dirty.)
Now, I am just disgusted that he has such arrogance to and disdain and disregard for the game, for his teammates, and, for, we, the fans.
Let me add my voice to those who have already said it: Go Away. Just leave. Don't say anything. Not even I was wrong, I am sorry and I will never do it again because now there is no next time.
At the end of the day the only thing you have is your word and, Alex, your word means nothing.
Go take your money and live your life out wherever pariahs like you live.

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January 30, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Does anyone know the answer to this question - If insurance pays the rest of A-Rod's contract (well, after 2013 at least), does his salary still count against the salary cap?

I believe so. We had this dicsussion once before and upon further review I think I was wrong and now think it does even if he is totally released.

January 30, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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Wow...so aroid skates with his $$$??? you gotta be kiddingthis guy is such a pian in the arse to every franchise he has been with....Roids aside, just the drama that comes with him..im sick of it asa yankee fan...Get rid of him, void his contract so he never even sees a dime from insurance, then he can go on a celebrity reality show where he belongs...Go Yankees

Wow, think about it... ARod, Canseco, Clemens, Bonds, etc... all at the same show. Sadly, it would probably sell out.

January 30, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Once again - I would like to express my appreciation to the Yankees for taking this sack of isht off our hands.

Welcome....but it's been nothing but misery and disappointment.

Maybe he can play in a slow pitch softball league and lead the league in meaningless homeruns when the game is already decided.

January 30, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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If his contract isn't voided......why is he done as a Yankee?The new regime is not going to eat 70+ million dollars

If they go through all the trouble to try and void his contract and get rid of him, it's gonna be kind of uncomfortable to bring him back. No?

Let the Kevin Youiklis era begin:).

January 30, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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If they go through all the trouble to try and void his contract and get rid of him, it's gonna be kind of uncomfortable to bring him back. No?Let the Kevin Youiklis era begin:).

If Prado is not signed to an extension by the Snakes during the season then he is a free agent.

January 30, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Does anyone know the answer to this question - If insurance pays the rest of A-Rod's contract (well, after 2013 at least), does his salary still count against the salary cap?

Yeah it will. They Yankees could be compensated by the insuranse company, but because they still had to pay him the money, it still counts for luxury tax purpose.

 
January 30, 2013  09:07 AM ET

I don't think we've seen the last of A-Rod. If he had any integrity he never would have cheated in the first place so I think he'll still show up and collect his 1.5 Million per HR.

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