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07:09 AM ET 07.15 | Plea agreements may be on Alex Rodriguez's horizon. Lawyers for [Rodriguez], now aware of the extent of Major League Baseball's case against the Yankee third baseman and in a possible attempt to cut their client's potentially massive losses, are engaging in internal discussions about brokering a plea deal with MLB to reduce A-Rod's looming drug suspension, three sources familiar with baseball's investigation into Anthony Bosch and the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal have told the Daily News. According to the sources, a 150-game suspension might be the best that could be expected for Rodriguez, who is rehabbing from hip surgery with high Single-A Tampa.

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July 15, 2013  07:32 AM ET

Any deal needs to include a full admission of everything he has done.

July 15, 2013  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Any deal needs to include a full admission of everything he has done.

A-Rod is about to retire.

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July 15, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Protect that money A-Rod!!

July 15, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Wait. What did this guy do? Didn't he used to be good?

July 15, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Wait. What did this guy do? Didn't he used to be good?

I guess he didn't feel he was good enough.

July 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I guess he didn't feel he was good enough.

Without the stuff.

July 15, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Spanks would love that

No he's not. He's not willingly walking away from all the money the Yankees owe him.

July 15, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Boycotted.....! this is my protest comment.

July 15, 2013  10:18 AM ET

I will say, he'd be well rested after a 150 game suspension.

July 15, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A-Rod is about to retire.

Don't Yankees fans wish that.

July 15, 2013  10:45 AM ET

Go away, ARod.

July 15, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I will say, he'd be well rested after a 150 game suspension.

And how old would he be at that point? 39? And then we'd have to deal with paying him for a few more years. The end is near! I can see it on the horizon up ahead.

July 15, 2013  01:53 PM ET

THis guy is a scumbag who had no remorse when he first "apologized" for his actions. He was laughing while apologizing. He is a scumbag and should be banned from the game...

July 15, 2013  04:04 PM ET

You guys got Arod all wrong, it's Bud Light and his Gang of Crooks (The Owners) they wanted PEDS and drugs and their ball parks filled, I bet you one or more of the players will turn their team owner, if not the Commissioner in, but the only place the players could go to is Congress and they think Baseball is a Sport, chew on that Boys!

July 15, 2013  04:16 PM ET

Can the yanks cut a deal to just send him away?

July 15, 2013  04:32 PM ET

All is ok now, Selig says the " game is cleaner than ever"

July 15, 2013  04:42 PM ET
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Don't Yankees fans wish that.

We do. But it won't happen, at least not without some resolution of the money issue, whether that comes by some agreement or a lot of litigation. There is just too much money involved to walk away.

July 15, 2013  06:16 PM ET

Here is where I'm stuck.... How could the players association allow him to accept anything greater than the 50 game suspension?

If ARod is moved right to a hybrid punishment, what do you do about other players on the list that have already served a 50 game penalty. By logic they would jump to the lifetime ban.

There is a CBA in place. If Bud tries to circumvent that, Fehr will bring in a bus load of lawyers.

 
July 15, 2013  08:34 PM ET

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