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Arbitrator Frederic Horowitz has decided to reduce Alex Rodriguez’ suspension to 162 games, which, make no mistake about it, is a victory for Major League Baseball. So, after months of drama more suitable to daytime TV, it’s finally case closed! Or, is it? As much as MLB and its weary fans would like to put the […]

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Crime isn’t supposed to pay, at least not as much as Jhonny Peralta is going to make over the next four seasons. In August, Peralta was one of 12 players suspended by major league baseball for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Today, he is the latest free agent to sign a lucrative long-term contract. […]

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One of the most prominent figures in all of sports, whose controversial tenure with the Yankees kept the tabloids in business, was given an unprecedented suspension from an overzealous commissioner who grossly overstepped his authority in handing down the ban. Although that neatly sums up the ongoing Alex Rodriguez saga, it could just as easily […]

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Bud Selig is about to use the nuclear option on Alex Rodriguez. Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement is mostly very specific in its delegation of power, but there is a broad clause that grants the commissioner authority to mete out justice that he, alone, believes is in the best interest of the game. Since Judge Kenesaw […]

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While Alex Rodriguez and Brian Cashman continue to dicker over the third baseman’s reinstatement to the active roster, the Yankees are set to welcome back the man they traded for Arod 10 years ago. The acquisition of Alfonso Soriano juxtaposed against the Rodriquez saga might seem like an amusing coincidence, but both events say quite […]

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Air tight investigations don’t rely on leaks. Such a tactic is more typically born of desperation, a word that seems charitable when describing Bud Selig’s dogged pursuit of the dozens of players allegedly linked to Biogenesis. Commissioner Selig was probably hoping the Mitchell Report would purify the stains to his legacy caused by the rampant […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) For years, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association resisted a comprehensive drug policy out of fear that their constituents’ rights and privacy would be violated. Marvin Miller and Donald Fehr have been vilified by some for their refusal to budge on this issue, with some accusing the two […]

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