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07:16 AM ET 07.31 | Once again, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez proves himself to be unique. The vast majority of players implicated in the Biogenesis investigation plan on accepting suspensions of at least 50 games, major league sources told Yahoo! Sports, with a notable exception: [Rodriguez] continues to hold out in spite of threats from Major League Baseball to ban him from the game. Faced with a litany of evidence including text messages to Biogenesis clinic founder Tony Bosch promising to send money in exchange for performance-enhancing drugs, upward of a dozen players are expected to agree to suspensions offered by the league within the next 72 hours, sources said. Rodriguez, meanwhile, is obstinate in his plans to appeal any suspension despite what one source deemed "overwhelming" evidence.

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July 31, 2013  07:59 AM ET

Good. When all is said and done he'll be nothing more than a worthless footnote.

July 31, 2013  08:25 AM ET

He has the most to lose. My guess is that ultimately he winds up in Federal Court. Regardless, he has worn a Yankee uniform for the last time.

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July 31, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Hopefully he'll never play another major league game. Just slime.

July 31, 2013  09:38 AM ET

I can't wait for this A-rod soap opera to be over. He gets stranger by the day.

July 31, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Heard he still wants to be a role model. That just gets the giggles all cue'd up!

I saw that quote. LOL.


ARoid lives in an alternate Universe.

July 31, 2013  09:48 AM ET

The Yankees just need to kick him off the team.

July 31, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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I can't wait for this A-rod soap opera to be over. He gets stranger by the day.

He's becoming Howard Hughes.

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July 31, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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bingo-why would he simply give up when he stands to lose 100+ mil ?as it always is......its all about the $$$

His choice is losing the rest of this years salary and all of next years. Or losing everything.

July 31, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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bingo-why would he simply give up when he stands to lose 100+ mil ?as it always is......its all about the $$$

I think that it has more to do with his huge ego. He doesn't want us fans to think bad of him. That ship sailed years ago for me. If he would have taken the Andy Pettitte\Jason Giambi approach, instead of the Roger Clemens approach, he might not be quite so hated. If he does play another major league game, the fans are going to be even more brutal than they already are.

July 31, 2013  10:04 AM ET

I hope that MLB doesn't go easy on anybody involved in the Biogenesis mess. A-Rod included.
This guy A-Rod lives in a reality that is all his own. How in the world does he even get the notion that he's a role model for anybody?

July 31, 2013  10:05 AM ET

A-Rod and Bonds, 2 guys with tons of natural talent who were already superstars before they started juicing. I guess some folks just never have enough. Enough money, enough fame, and now it's all going to be gone and this will be their legacy. Quite sad.

July 31, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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I think that it has more to do with his huge ego. He doesn't want us fans to think bad of him. That ship sailed years ago for me. If he would have taken the Andy Pettitte\Jason Giambi approach, instead of the Roger Clemens approach, he might not be quite so hated. If he does play another major league game, the fans are going to be even more brutal than they already are.

Andy at least did the complete apology by admitting what he did, why he did it, how he got it and when you do those things, saying how sorry you are becomes a whole lot more believable. At least to me it does. None of that happens without first having humility.

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July 31, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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I think that it has more to do with his huge ego. He doesn't want us fans to think bad of him. That ship sailed years ago for me. If he would have taken the Andy Pettitte\Jason Giambi approach, instead of the Roger Clemens approach, he might not be quite so hated. If he does play another major league game, the fans are going to be even more brutal than they already are.

He did take the Andy Pettitte\Jason Giambi approach, problem is he didn't really have any intentions of quitting the juice.

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July 31, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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He's never failed a drug testall the evidence is circumstantial the chances of him being banned for life, if he fights is slim(unfortunately)or else the hammer would've dropped already

MLB would rather he take the Braun approach.


All this negative press and backlash just fuels "the good of the game" clause.

 
July 31, 2013  10:14 AM ET

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