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07:20 AM ET 08.05 | By lunchtime Monday, a brand new ballgame for Alex Rodriguez will begin. Since the 38-year-old Rodriguez will appeal, the Yankees will have no choice but to activate him for Monday night's game against the White Sox. They are obliged to play him if he says he is healthy (he is coming off more than six months of rehab from hip surgery in January), even as sources close to him have indicated that he may accuse the Yankees in his appeal of mishandling his injuries, forcing him to turn to other alternatives to stay on the field. He is also said to be considering suing the Yankees' doctors for misdiagnosing his injuries beginning in 2009. Regardless, Yankee manager Joe Girardi reiterated Sunday that he would welcome Rodriguez back to the lineup.

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August 5, 2013  07:48 AM ET

That should be interesting. Blame the team for his indiscretions. Everyone is to blame but him.

August 5, 2013  08:10 AM ET

I'm guessing Yankee fans will be real receptive to this and will shower him with appreciative cheers when he is announced.

August 5, 2013  08:21 AM ET

It tears at my soul to see the Yankee organization going thru such turmoil.

August 5, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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It tears at my soul to see the Yankee organization going thru such turmoil.

As if the Yankees don't deserve every bit of it? Who signed him to a ridiculous 10 year contract at age 32? He is a monster of their own making. It is every bit justified for such fiscal irresponsibilty. Pay and play the man!!

August 5, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Yankees fans should collectively run his **** out of town on a rail.

August 5, 2013  08:38 AM ET
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As if the Yankees don't deserve every bit of it? Who signed him to a ridiculous 10 year contract at age 32? He is a monster of their own making. It is every bit justified for such fiscal irresponsibilty. Pay and play the man!!

Full disclosure, I'm an Orioles fan. I'm hoping the Yankees come in fifth place.

August 5, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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As if the Yankees don't deserve every bit of it? Who signed him to a ridiculous 10 year contract at age 32? He is a monster of their own making. It is every bit justified for such fiscal irresponsibilty. Pay and play the man!!

THIS^^^^^^^^

August 5, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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Full disclosure, I'm an Orioles fan. I'm hoping the Yankees come in fifth place.

My mistake, but plenty of Yankee fans who are in denial about the justified baggage that comes with 10 year deals

August 5, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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As if the Yankees don't deserve every bit of it? Who signed him to a ridiculous 10 year contract at age 32? He is a monster of their own making. It is every bit justified for such fiscal irresponsibilty. Pay and play the man!!

The Rangers have something to do with it also. The Rangers still owe Rodriguez roughly $40 million in deferred money.

August 5, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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My mistake, but plenty of Yankee fans who are in denial about the justified baggage that comes with 10 year deals

Blame Hank for that contract, almost everyone else in Yankee land thought it was ridiculous.

August 5, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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My mistake, but plenty of Yankee fans who are in denial about the justified baggage that comes with 10 year deals

They didn't sign him to that atrocious deal.

August 5, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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They didn't sign him to that atrocious deal.

He opted out of the Rangers one then signed an awful Yankees one didn't he?

August 5, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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The Rangers have something to do with it also. The Rangers still owe Rodriguez roughly $40 million in deferred money.

The Rangers signed A-Rod to that contract long before peds entered the A-Rod conversation and when he young, arguably the best player in baseball and destined to be one of the best in baseball history. Really not a fair comparison.

August 5, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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The Rangers signed A-Rod to that contract long before peds entered the A-Rod conversation and when he young, arguably the best player in baseball and destined to be one of the best in baseball history. Really not a fair comparison.

You think he didn't use PEDs while in Arlington?

August 5, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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The Rangers have something to do with it also. The Rangers still owe Rodriguez roughly $40 million in deferred money.

And - unlike the Yankees - they are stuck with paying him.




Friggin' Tom Hicks!

August 5, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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You think he didn't use PEDs while in Arlington?

Of course he did, he's admitted it. I think it's possible he used them back to when he was a teenager. The point is, no one knew it then. When the Yankees contract was signed, he was older and ped use by anyone was a real concern. I'm simply saying the Texas contract made sense at the time, the Yankee contract was stupid.

August 5, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Of course he did, he's admitted it. I think it's possible he used them back to when he was a teenager. The point is, no one knew it then. When the Yankees contract was signed, he was older and ped use by anyone was a real concern. I'm simply saying the Texas contract made sense at the time, the Yankee contract was stupid.

I was just trying to say the Yankees contract derived from the Texas one in terms of money.

August 5, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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He opted out of the Rangers one then signed an awful Yankees one didn't he?

Referring to Yankees fans, not the organization.

August 5, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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I was just trying to say the Yankees contract derived from the Texas one in terms of money.

The initial part, yes, you are correct. And the Yankees got their money's worth including 2 MVP years. However, A-Rod opted out of the remainder of the Texas contract after the 07 season. The Yankees then signed him to a 10 year deal for $252 mio dollars when A-Rod was about to turn 32 and the steroid mess was in full swing. The Yankees essentially bid against themselves.

 
August 5, 2013  09:23 AM ET

The writer got it wrong. If Bud Selig does not have his **** in order, it is his office that will see a law suit in the future. Selig has made a mess of this from the beginning. The "leaks" from his office every few days have been grass seed put out by him, and he knws it.

Arod is dirt, no doubt, but I hope he goes to arbitration and beyond because that is the only way the truth will ever come out.I do not believe anything Selig says anymore than Arod. He recruited guys to the clinic? Really? Turned some all american boys to a life of crime? come on. the whole story smells from the beginning to the end.

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