I honestly don’t think A-Rod cares about the suspension as long as when it is over, he can continue to cash his checks from the Yankees.
Rodriguez in the end maybe seen as the biggest steroid user of all time. Remember Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire were never suspended for anything. They were found guilty of using steroids not because they tested positive for anything, but because people just used common sense.
In A-Rod’s case the evidence is mounting and it looks like he is trying to cut a plea deal.
Lawyers for Alex Rodriguez, now aware of the extent of Major League Baseball’s case against the Yankee third baseman and in a possible attempt to cut their client’s potentially massive losses, are engaging in internal discussions about brokering a plea deal with MLB to reduce A-Rod’s looming drug suspension, three sources familiar with baseball’s investigation into Anthony Bosch and the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal have told the Daily News.
According to the sources, a 150-game suspension might be the best that could be expected for Rodriguez.
As The News has reported, MLB is believed to have extensive evidence, including Bosch’s own testimony, that Rodriguez committed multiple violations of the joint drug agreement, including acquiring performance-enhancing drugs from Bosch for several years.
Better to take the plea deal than have them go after your money. A-Rod is hurt anyway, so this is a good time to do it and come back late next year.