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Did A-Rod pay for Biogenesis evidence?

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09:50 AM ET 10.19 | As Alex Rodriguez's appeal hearing against Major League Baseball reached its halftime, The Post has unearthed details from what has transpired in the first eight days. According to one source familiar with the proceedings, MLB COO Rob Manfred testified on Thursday, while being cross-examined by A-Rod's attorney, Joseph Tacopina, that he authorized the payment of $125,000 in cash in return for documents from the shuttered South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. A second source told The Post that A-Rod's side testified to paying $305,000 for Biogenesis evidence, which would considerably boost MLB's contention Rodriguez obstructed the league's investigation. A third source said Team A-Rod acquired copies of the Biogenesis information only recently and not by paying for it, and that was the precise information that emerged in the hearing.

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October 19, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Why is MLB allowed to purchase evidence and not A-Rod. I'm no lawyer, but something seems contradictory there.

October 19, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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Sorry Yankee fans. When this case gets moved from MLB's Kangaroo court to a real live courtroom A-Fraud's suspension will be overturned and he will be playing 3rd base for your team on opening day (and beyond) next season.Thems the breaks.

That is totally uncalled for. You crossed the line.

October 19, 2013  11:00 AM ET

So, he is not being accused of doing what MLB tried to do. They should have offered more it appears. They got outbid.

October 19, 2013  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sorry Yankee fans. When this case gets moved from MLB's Kangaroo court to a real live courtroom A-Fraud's suspension will be overturned and he will be playing 3rd base for your team on opening day (and beyond) next season.Thems the breaks.

A-Rod's only hope is if the New York Supreme Court retains the case instead of transferring it to the United States District Court.

It is extremely unlikely that the State court will keeps the case. Once the case gets transferred to the Feds, MLB will make a motion to dismiss which should be granted summarily.

This is Tacopina's "throw-sh(it)-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks" defense.

October 19, 2013  12:27 PM ET

the red Sox and cards are about to go head to head against each other
it appears to be a great world series at the end :-)

October 19, 2013  12:55 PM ET
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A-Rod's only hope is if the New York Supreme Court retains the case instead of transferring it to the United States District Court. It is extremely unlikely that the State court will keeps the case. Once the case gets transferred to the Feds, MLB will make a motion to dismiss which should be granted summarily. This is Tacopina's "throw-sh(it)-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks" defense.

MLB does not want, under any circumstances, further federal investigation of that clinic. The Feds have tried to get the State to stop so they can take over. It appears other clinics also received the same illegal drugs.

If one clinic can nab 12 guys then what does three more clinics produce? 48?

October 19, 2013  02:30 PM ET

When did the Federal investigation end? Can either A-Rod or MLB be charged with tampering with evidence in a Federal investigation?

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October 19, 2013  04:51 PM ET
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I agree.If the term of the suspension is not authorized under the CBA, its back to NY Yankees lineup for A-Roid.

You don't agree - you two aren't even talking about the same thing.

October 19, 2013  04:52 PM ET
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MLB does not want, under any circumstances, further federal investigation of that clinic. The Feds have tried to get the State to stop so they can take over. It appears other clinics also received the same illegal drugs.If one clinic can nab 12 guys then what does three more clinics produce? 48?

It would be a publicity nightmare for MLB, that's for darn sure.

 
October 19, 2013  08:36 PM ET

I'm looking forward to A Fraud and Derek solidifying the Yankees left side of the infield next year.

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