With the latest reports of the Miami Biogenesis scandal coming out into the public, and the allegations that New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez was part of it, he might be facing a suspension that could possibly end his career.
Whenever the topic of performance enhancing drugs (PED) has been brought up in Major League Baseball (MLB), Rodriguez’s name has always been in the mix.
The punishment for Rodriguez being linked to that Miami clinic is he could be suspended for the rest of the season and next season.
I do think he should be suspended because he has been linked to steroids for much of his career, and has never been suspended for it.
He has admitted that he used PEDs earlier in his career, but not since he has been with the Yankees, and obviously that is a lie because he is linked to this Miami Biogenesis Clinic.
I have always been confused why the Yankees re-signed him to a deal in 2007 when there were still suspicions of his steroid use, and eventually it could catch up to him. It did.
After that contract, Rodriguez career has been going downhill as well. He did play well in the first few years, but since 2010 he has been dealing with injuries, and was benched through the majority of last year’s playoffs.
It seems like he is going to try to fight this suspension but the league has made it clear that if he does, they might ban him from the sport.
I expect that his baseball career has come to an end because he hasn’t played any big league games this season, and if he does get suspended until the end of next year, he will be forty and the Yankees might cut him loose.
Also, people probably want the old A-Rod, who had great offensive numbers, but as he has been underperforming the last couple of years, and looks to be out of baseball for a long period of time, I don’t think anybody would want him, except for a really desperate team looking to turn their franchise around.
Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun was able to win an appeal against a PED suspension last year, but his luck didn’t last long, as he has been suspended 65 games for his link to Biogenesis.
A-Rod should hide his pride and ego, and accept what he deserves.