CTL: A-Rod's latest run-in with PEDs
Fri, 1 Feb 2013|
Friday's CTL panel discusses Alex Rodriguez's latest run-in with performance-enhancing drugs and how it affects the slugger's future - 2/1
Fact that he's hurt. He could be suspended and serve the suspension will always hurt that's a no Joseph no big deal that is that is they out. Cork in the system for sure. This doesn't suspension no give the Yankees. A little more. Leverage if they did wanna. Void his contract and now they got a break totally new ground to find a way to do that at the players union. And I think the union is a right to do this that. You know. Take you know any player the bad contract -- a ton of them out there baseball every year. You know if you find a way that you can void a contract cornered a guy test positive. You're gonna start having a lot of suspicion that teams are gonna try to doctor -- yet get their own guys out and you know I don't think you'll you'll find. Avoidable contracts based off of certainly not an eight got to remember what they ride. He's been in the news before on all this but did it would be a first positive it would only be the fifty game suspension. The other what that was 2003. Which was the supposedly random round attesting. I think he's been doing this basically his whole career. I don't believe a word that -- are doing it. In baseball yeah. I think it's small but. You know I don't I think -- -- gonna happen you know I think our reaction to these stories is gonna have to calm down because. You know whether it's cycling. Lance Armstrong and whoever else has come up behind him it the other sports the NFL. I mean. It's a way of life and it's going to be for the rest of my life there you know there's that gonna be a temptation to cheat they're going to be guys that she. And and sports are going to catch some guys they won't catch some guys and so. I just think we're gonna have to give more used to these names pop it up in almost deal with them like they were hamstring injuries. I want to go back to the question -- -- earlier. Do I want him here in Chicago now. Now I mean let's go to pay the scenario but he finishes comes back the end of the year. He plays for the Yankees the last month or so any into the playoffs and they make it any place pretty well after the season -- you know what. We're gonna buy out the rest of the contract -- we're gonna work a deal out were eating 90% of the money. He just needs to be out here on May decide -- gone so you're -- and he's playing okay. Yeah but he hasn't played OK I know this is that I'm paying to see they're all young as your your opinion scenario that I don't think it's gonna happen that's for starters for -- he's gonna play at all this upcoming season. This hit surgery I was told is gonna knock him out the whole year no matter what anybody is that. Any if you saw him in the playoffs last year he looked helpless to hopefully get a bad hip. He looked hopefully he's our but he did go to Billy Mueller about playing in another year older guys and I'm already declining and his skills okay others. -- Gerrard and if you knew he won't be a decent player. Well I mean again. Probably not cap to -- here's the reason why first of all let's take a look at the two teams in town on the north side. I a year from now are they gonna be in much better position going forward is Alex Rodriguez gonna may have them win a World Series the answer is probably not. I I'm I -- the belief. Finally a young player who's got his career ahead of -- as opposed to this bum who's career is long behind -- and -- so you know tainted from top to bottom so. On either side of town I don't want anything to do with them I don't see from this from the Sox standpoint owls seed. The positive if Kenny was still in charge -- would. But if he loves that well this. That can these. If if he had any kind of a decent attitude you know I think he still has a lot of ability. And I think he can still at third base is a position where there are many good ones he can still put up above average numbers for a third baseman. And I I think police continue leaning clean. However many others so wonder what might go he's here on out he's he's gonna have to play. He's only relatively positive the one time we didn't care he tested positive so. However he's doing at you know I think he can stay on the field in -- Above average -- run producer for that position -- anymore but he's a clown. If it -- the the playoff series last year he's out of the game and he's throwing the balls of publicity and all the girls. You know that's what killed them and I think he's a guy that could be you know we talk about Kenny the guy you bring him in for two months. For a contender. He could be that kind of a guy I think decides to -- I'm ready to start sort of say yeah I'm here for the final month of the season and doing absolutely nothing. I don't know if there's no reason even think about and Alex Rodriguez.