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Old 02-01-2013, 01:01 AM
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At one time, I thought he was almost certain to end up passing Aaron and Bonds for all-time HR leader. He already surpassed 600 HR at age 34.

Too bad the Yanks won it all in 2009 - I would have loved to see A-Rod finish his career without a WS title. At least it looks like he's getting his name properly tarnished just like Bonds, Clemens, etc.

As much as I can't stand him, I hope the Yankees aren't able to weasel out of paying him the rest of his contract. They like throwing stupid money at players to buy up championships. So, let them choke on that $20M/year that they agreed to pay him until he is 42.....of course, that kind of contract is just a minor speed bump to the Yankee$.

If anything, he'll retire and they could collect from insurance. But I doubt that the MLB Players Union will let guaranteed money be voided. Plus we don't have legal precedence. Belle was forced into retirement due to hip degeneration, and the O's collected from insurance.

I think a buyout is the most likely scenario. I'd be stunned if he plays again anytime soon.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:28 AM
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If anything, he'll retire and they could collect from insurance. But I doubt that the MLB Players Union will let guaranteed money be voided. Plus we don't have legal precedence. Belle was forced into retirement due to hip degeneration, and the O's collected from insurance.

I think a buyout is the most likely scenario. I'd be stunned if he plays again anytime soon.
If he is physically able and wants to play, I think someone will take a flyer on him. Heck, how many chances did Manny get? Several.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:36 PM
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So Ryan Braun's on the list now too? Unreal. MLB TV is reporting it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:21 PM
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This is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. And I don't think Ryan Braun will have any technicality to get him out of this.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:23 PM
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Ryan Braun's statement just came out.
http://brewersbeat.mlblogs.com/2013/...n-statement-2/
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:16 PM
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Ryan Braun's statement just came out.
http://brewersbeat.mlblogs.com/2013/...n-statement-2/
That could be legit.

I still think he roided.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:26 PM
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That could be legit.

I still think he roided.
This is pretty much exactly my thinking on the situation.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:27 PM
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That could be legit.

I still think he roided.
Could very easily be both. I personally think almost everybody uses some form of PEDs in baseball. Might not be roids, but definitely something.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:54 AM
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That could be legit.

I still think he roided.
I know nothing about the PED industry and how much things cost, but $20,000-$30,000 seems like an awful lot to pay a PED clinic for "consulting".
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:25 AM
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I know nothing about the PED industry and how much things cost, but $20,000-$30,000 seems like an awful lot to pay a PED clinic for "consulting".
It doesn't seem out of the ordinary to me. It's less than doctors get for consulting on malpractice in some cases. Besides, this was in attempt to overturn a suspension which would have cost him $2 million in salary.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:36 AM
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Braun got busted for fast acting testosterone. It literally is in and out of your system in 3 days (and often times taken as a dissolvable solution thrown under the tounge if I am remembering right). He must have taken it almost immediately before being notified of his test. Its used more as a healing agent, and is one of the more rampant "little known" drugs in mlb.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:08 AM
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I still think he roided.
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Just by his body language when he made the announcement last time.

Say, didya know that Sandy Koufax's original last name was Braun but he used his stepfather's name even though he was never adopted? Koufax sounds like a variation of Kovacs.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:19 AM
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I know nothing about the PED industry and how much things cost, but $20,000-$30,000 seems like an awful lot to pay a PED clinic for "consulting".
It's not. We have lots of consultants at our company getting paid a lot more than that for short jobs.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:51 PM
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What a surprise. Can we stop giving sympathy to this clown now?
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:04 PM
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I know nothing about the PED industry and how much things cost, but $20,000-$30,000 seems like an awful lot to pay a PED clinic for "consulting".
Heck, I charge $200 an hour for consulting on legal cases (plus expenses if I actually have to leave my house,) and I'm a nobody!
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