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A-Rod plotting return-and-retire before suspension

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07:13 AM ET 06.27 | Alex Rodriguez has 114 million reasons to get back on the field. According to sources close to the ongoing drama surrounding the star-crossed Yankee third baseman, Rodriguez and his advisers are so concerned that Major League Baseball's drug posse is quickly closing in on him that they have racheted up the timetable for him to return to game action. Once he's back playing in rehab games, the sources say, he could then claim he is physically unable to perform because of the serious hip injury he is recovering from, "retire" from the game, and still collect the full amount of his salary -- $114 million over the next five years. "It's all about him getting his money and not losing it to suspension," one source close to the situation told the Daily News.

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June 27, 2013  07:29 AM ET

LOL!

What a mess....

June 27, 2013  07:30 AM ET

Say Good Bye Alex, "Good Bye Alex"!

June 27, 2013  07:54 AM ET

2-4-6-8

Joba Sucks.

June 27, 2013  08:44 AM ET

"Well here's another fine mess you've gotten me in to"

June 27, 2013  08:54 AM ET

I hope he succeeds............

June 27, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Big LOU's not gonna like this.

June 27, 2013  09:08 AM ET

with all the low-life, scum reporters in new york willing to make up anything for a story line it's hard to determine fact from fiction. that being said, if this story is anything close to be accurate that's simply amazing.

June 27, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

with all the low-life, scum reporters in new york willing to make up anything for a story line it's hard to determine fact from fiction. that being said, if this story is anything close to be accurate that's simply amazing.

Why would this be amazing? That he would collect the $114 mil if he retired? That they would contemplate a return-and-retire so the insurance $$ kicks in?

June 27, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Wow! For once, I am actually rooting for ARod. The Yankees shouldn't be able to weasel out of this contract.

June 27, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Big LOU's not gonna like this.

The Holy Trinity of overblown FN threads: Favre, Tebow, A-Rod

June 27, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Wow! For once, I am actually rooting for ARod. The Yankees shouldn't be able to weasel out of this contract.

What are you talking about? The contract is still enforceable. A-Rod will get his $$$. The Yanks just had the foresight to take out the insurance policy on A-Rod.

June 27, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Wow! For once, I am actually rooting for ARod. The Yankees shouldn't be able to weasel out of this contract.

that's exactly waht would happen if this plays out, the insurance company would foot the lion's share of what's left on the contract

June 27, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

that's exactly waht would happen if this plays out, the insurance company would foot the lion's share of what's left on the contract

see comment 11.

June 27, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

see comment 11.

they were both posted at 917

June 27, 2013  09:22 AM ET

No. Dumb story. All nonsense. He will play starting sometime mid July most likely, then it is up to MLB and the investigation if he and Braun and Cruz and a whole lot of others get suspended and if it is 50 or 100 for the lot of them.

June 27, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

they were both posted at 917

The Yankees are not "weaseling out of the contract" as alleged by hatrunner in #9 which you seem to concur with in #12

June 27, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

No. Dumb story. All nonsense. He will play starting sometime mid July most likely, then it is up to MLB and the investigation if he and Braun and Cruz and a whole lot of others get suspended and if it is 50 or 100 for the lot of them.

I imagine that the insurance contract requires A-Rod to submit to an examination by a doctor selected by the insurance company. Conceptually, the idea that A-Rod would retire and the Yankees collect on the policy doesn't seem all that far fetched to me.

June 27, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Big LOU's not gonna like this.

No, no he's not. Yet another AFraid story. The man is a walking soap opera.

June 27, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I imagine that the insurance contract requires A-Rod to submit to an examination by a doctor selected by the insurance company. Conceptually, the idea that A-Rod would retire and the Yankees collect on the policy doesn't seem all that far fetched to me.

The insurance company isn't just going meekly write a check. They have armies of lawyers to make sure they don't have to pay.

 
June 27, 2013  09:29 AM ET

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