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07:17 AM ET 08.01 | In the face of reports that Bud Selig is prepared to level a lifetime suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez may have had a change of heart. After [Rodriguez's] lawyer said his client would fight any discipline from Major League Baseball, a source familiar with discussions told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" Wednesday that A-Rod's representatives are now negotiating a possible settlement that could result in a lengthy suspension. The source said MLB officials have told Rodriguez's attorneys that they are willing to ban him for life, although sources said it was not clear [Selig] was prepared to make such a move, knowing Rodriguez would fight it in arbitration. Several sources have told "Outside the Lines" that some MLB officials have pushed for a lifetime ban.

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August 1, 2013  07:18 AM ET

Crap !!!!!!!!

August 1, 2013  07:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Crap !!!!!!!!

Something wrong Mick?

August 1, 2013  07:29 AM ET

The soap opera continues!

August 1, 2013  07:52 AM ET

PLEASE JUST GO AWAY!!

August 1, 2013  08:07 AM ET

This story just won't go away and it is all MLB's fault. No deal! Make him testify in court.

August 1, 2013  08:16 AM ET

I don't understand why MLB would accept a plea deal from A Rod when the obstruction evidence alone should be enough to ban him for life.

August 1, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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I don't understand why MLB would accept a plea deal from A Rod when the obstruction evidence alone should be enough to ban him for life.

I would guess because a plea deal is a tacit admission of wrongdoing by A-Rod and there is always an element of uncertainty when someone takes an appeal. I think Bud has a little exposure here trying to impose a lifetime ban when A-Rod has never been suspended for PED usage.

That said, my personal preference would be a lifetime suspension.

August 1, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This story just won't go away and it is all MLB's fault. No deal! Make him testify in court.

That's probably not a good way to make the story go away.

August 1, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

That's probably not a good way to make the story go away.

I was talking about the delay in the announcement of these suspensions. MLB is dragging this out and it's just more bad PR every day they delay it. Also, he would have to testify before an arbitrator, not in court. my bad.

August 1, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Wowza! --------->
A Fine way to start my day

August 1, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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MLB is dragging this out and it's just more bad PR every day they delay it.

I completely agree. Bud and MLB just can't seem to get their sh(it) together.

August 1, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Wowza! --------->A Fine way to start my day

And your post is in the catbird seat.

August 1, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And your post is in the catbird seat.

Well, it was for a minute there at least.

August 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Lifetime! Lifetime! Lifetime! Lifetime!

We can always hope.....

August 1, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Its really the Commish that is talking settlement. From what I read, and it makes sense, the Commish contacted the PA and told them to pass on what the suspension was going to be unless A Rod came forward and made a deal.
Obviously baseball is shying away from the lifetime thing due to possible litigation, haggling and the noise it would make for maybe the next two years.
Too bad the only balls are on the field.
They said part of it was A Rod was technically never suspended or found guilty of the other incidents so this would be a first time offense.

August 1, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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I completely agree. Bud and MLB just can't seem to get their sh(it) together.

They could and should had given out the other suspensions instead of playing around waiting to settle the A Rod thing. I agree, they are trying to avoid a lot of noise and by doing so are making it louder. They never learn

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August 1, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Lifetime! Lifetime! Lifetime! Lifetime!We can always hope.....

Agreed.

 
August 1, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Crap !!!!!!!!

LOL.

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