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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Another PED scandal in baseball

I am sure most, if not some, of you by now have heard about the new drug scandal in baseball, this time centering on the Biogenesis clinic in South Florida. Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees, Ryan Braun of the Brewers, and the Padres' Yasmani Grandal are involved. Plus 17 more players, too.

I guess this sort of dwarfs the BALCO scandal that got Barry Bonds in trouble. I suppose a player would do anything to gain an advantage over his rivals. Braun sort of evaded the question yesterday about the Biogenesis place.

Unless MLB can weed out other centers across the USA and the world, the doping scandals will continue.
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What were they using? The next phase of PEDs will be gene altering. There are several drugs in trials for MS and other muscular and nerve disease.
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What were they using? The next phase of PEDs will be gene altering. There are several drugs in trials for MS and other muscular and nerve disease.
Damn if you ain't right. Like, what next will come? Remember how Manny Ramirez of the Dodgers was caught? He used a drug that was made for females. He got a 50-game suspension for that.
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Rodriguez to reporters: 'fighting for my life'
By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP
2 hours ago



CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life.
The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak.
He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying no one else will defend him unless he stands up for himself.
In A-Rod's words: ``I'm a human being. I've had two hip surgeries. I've had two knee surgeries. I'm fighting for my life.''
The three-time MVP was one of 13 players disciplined on Monday, one of the biggest mass suspensions in the history of the game.

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This is an embarrassment to the sport and to anyone that buys this manure. Here is a guy that made more money on baseball alone than probably 95 per cent of the people in the world will ever see in many lifetimes.
But here is what he has actually made from baseball as reported by MLB sources to include the base salary guaranteed to 2020:

Just how much has A-Rod made during his career? | River Avenue Blues

career earnings - $407, 990,700
His signing bonuses-$20,000,000
His deferred payments - $37,463,310
His award bonuses - $4,950,000
His base salaries from 1994-2000 and 2008-2017 are straight forward. His base salaries from 2001-2007 were reduced by $3-5M per year as part of the deferred payments he agreed to guessed at 3% interest was compounded annually. That deferred money will be paid out from 2011-2020. The $10M signing bonus A-rod received as part of his deal with Texas was paid out over five years, and then there’s the incentives:
• $50,000 for finishing sixth in the 2001 MVP voting
• $100,000 each for being selected to the All Star Game from 2001-2007
• $100,000 for receiving the most All Star votes in 2007
• $100,000 each for Silver Slugger Awards in 2001-2003, 2005, and 2007
• $100,000 for being named The Sporting News Player of the Year in 2002
• $100,000 each for being named Baseball America’s Major League Player of the Year in 2002 and 2007
• $200,000 for finishing second in the 2002 MVP voting
• $500,000 for being named the 2003 AL MVP
• $1,000,000 for being named the 2005 AL MVP
• $1,500,000 for being named the 2007 AL MVP
He also has/had endorsement deals with Nike, Rawlings, Wheaties, the Got Milk campaign, Pepsi and Oasys Mobile. I’m sure those are seven figure payouts, otherwise they wouldn’t be worth his time.

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If you toss all this money into one big pile, it is knocking the dickens out of half a billion dollars. And this guy is fighting for his life? He wouldn’t know what that is. There are military personnel sitting in VA hospitals around the US right now just trying to go from day to day and see a sun rise the next one. And these folks did it so this ungrateful little child can complain about what he is losing? I’ll lay odds he doesn’t have the guts to stand in their shoes for a single moment. Like I said, he’s an embarrassment! red
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Rodriguez to reporters: 'fighting for my life'
By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP
2 hours ago



CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life.
The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak.
He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying no one else will defend him unless he stands up for himself.
In A-Rod's words: ``I'm a human being. I've had two hip surgeries. I've had two knee surgeries. I'm fighting for my life.''
The three-time MVP was one of 13 players disciplined on Monday, one of the biggest mass suspensions in the history of the game.

__________________________________________________ ___

This is an embarrassment to the sport and to anyone that buys this manure. Here is a guy that made more money on baseball alone than probably 95 per cent of the people in the world will ever see in many lifetimes.
But here is what he has actually made from baseball as reported by MLB sources to include the base salary guaranteed to 2020:

Just how much has A-Rod made during his career? | River Avenue Blues

career earnings - $407, 990,700
His signing bonuses-$20,000,000
His deferred payments - $37,463,310
His award bonuses - $4,950,000
His base salaries from 1994-2000 and 2008-2017 are straight forward. His base salaries from 2001-2007 were reduced by $3-5M per year as part of the deferred payments he agreed to guessed at 3% interest was compounded annually. That deferred money will be paid out from 2011-2020. The $10M signing bonus A-rod received as part of his deal with Texas was paid out over five years, and then there’s the incentives:
• $50,000 for finishing sixth in the 2001 MVP voting
• $100,000 each for being selected to the All Star Game from 2001-2007
• $100,000 for receiving the most All Star votes in 2007
• $100,000 each for Silver Slugger Awards in 2001-2003, 2005, and 2007
• $100,000 for being named The Sporting News Player of the Year in 2002
• $100,000 each for being named Baseball America’s Major League Player of the Year in 2002 and 2007
• $200,000 for finishing second in the 2002 MVP voting
• $500,000 for being named the 2003 AL MVP
• $1,000,000 for being named the 2005 AL MVP
• $1,500,000 for being named the 2007 AL MVP
He also has/had endorsement deals with Nike, Rawlings, Wheaties, the Got Milk campaign, Pepsi and Oasys Mobile. I’m sure those are seven figure payouts, otherwise they wouldn’t be worth his time.

__________________________________________________ _

If you toss all this money into one big pile, it is knocking the dickens out of half a billion dollars. And this guy is fighting for his life? He wouldn’t know what that is. There are military personnel sitting in VA hospitals around the US right now just trying to go from day to day and see a sun rise the next one. And these folks did it so this ungrateful little child can complain about what he is losing? I’ll lay odds he doesn’t have the guts to stand in their shoes for a single moment. Like I said, he’s an embarrassment! red
That's really funny, A-Rod fighting for his life. He isn't dying, isn't he?

The Padres' Everth Cabrera accepted his penalty, and confessed to what he did. When he had a shoulder injury, he told someone about it, who put him in touch with Bosch, the one who headed the Bio-Genesis office. Within days, a package arrived at Cabrera's address in Arizona.

4 days after he started taking the stuff, Cabrera knew he was making a terrible mistake in judgment and stop taking it.

Cabrera was very contrite and apologized to his team and the fans. He is now serving his suspension.

Why A-Rod won't man up and serve his suspension shows you he is above everything. He thinks he can get away with it. Yes, he lied and impeded the investigation.
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