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Miami report links Alex Rodriguez to further PED use

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 29, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Sorry Emilio, I tried to let you have the floor as long as I could…

This morning, Alex Rodriguez was once again linked to performance enhancing drugs, and this time, there were details. What he was using. When he was using. Where he was getting the supplies. A lengthy investigative piece by the Miami New Times connects Rodriguez — and several other big leaguers, including Melky Cabrera — to an anti-aging clinic called Biogensis, which the New Times says was actually in the business of supplying performance enhancing drugs. The clinic was run by Anthony Boesch, whom the Daily News reported to be under current investigation from Major League Baseball.

The New Times reports that it was given extensive records and notebooks used by Boesch and the clinic. It also reports that interviews with multiple customers and employees support the hard evidence. From the New Times article:

Rodriguez’s name appears 16 times throughout the records New Times reviewed.

Take, for instance, one patient list from Bosch’s 2009 personal notebook. It charts more than 50 clients and notes whether they received their drugs by delivery or in the office, how much they paid, and what they were taking.

There, at number seven on the list, is Alex Rodriguez. He paid $3,500, Bosch notes. Below that, he writes, “1.5/1.5 HGH (sports perf.) creams test., glut., MIC, supplement, sports perf. Diet.” HGH, of course, is banned in baseball, as are testosterone creams.

That’s not the only damning evidence against A-Rod, though. Another document from the files, a loose sheet with a header from the 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine, lays out a full regimen under the name Cacique: “Test. cream… troches prior to workout… and GHRP… IGF-1… pink cream.”

The mentions of Rodriguez begin in 2009 and continue all the way through last season. Take a page in another notebook, which is labeled “2012″ and looks to have been written last spring. Under the heading “A-Rod/Cacique,” Bosch writes, “He is paid through April 30th. He will owe May 1 $4,000… I need to see him between April 13-19, deliver troches, pink cream, and… May meds. Has three weeks of Sub-Q (as of April).”

Elsewhere in his notebooks, Bosch writes that “Sub-Q” refers to his mixture of HGH, IGF-1, and other drugs.

The notebooks and client lists aren’t the only evidence linking Rodriguez to Bosch. Former employees say Bosch would openly brag about selling drugs to Rodriguez.

In the wake of this morning’s story, Major League Baseball issued a statement. That statement makes it clear that the league is taking the New Times story seriously. Here’s what MLB had to say:

“We are always extremely disappointed to learn of potential links between players and the use of performance-enhancing substances. These developments, however, provide evidence of the comprehensive nature of our anti-drug efforts. Through our Department of Investigations, we have been actively involved in the issues in South Florida. It is also important to note that three of the players allegedly involved have already been disciplined under the Joint Drug Program.

“The recommendations of the Mitchell Report have once again played a critical role in Major League Baseball’s ongoing efforts against performance-enhancing drugs. MLB implemented all of the recommendations made by Senator Mitchell in 2007, several of which emphasized the significance of installing proactive investigative services.

“The establishment of our Department of Investigations has represented a critical advance in these comprehensive efforts. In the years since its formation, DOI’s work has proven pivotal to bringing to light information regarding the use of performance-enhancing substances. Furthermore, DOI has built strong working relationships with federal and local law enforcement authorities. These relationships are crucial because only law enforcement officials have the capacity to reach those outside the game who are involved in the distribution of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

“Vigilance remains the key toward protecting the integrity of our game. We have the best and most stringent drug testing policy in professional sports, we continue to work with our doctors and trainers to learn what they are seeing day-to-day and we educate our players about the game’s unbending zero-tolerance approach. We remain fully committed to following all leads and seeking the appropriate outcomes for all those who use, purchase and are involved in the distribution of banned substances, which have no place in our game.

“We are in the midst of an active investigation and are gathering and reviewing information. We will refrain from further comment until this process is complete.”

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111 Responses to “Miami report links Alex Rodriguez to further PED use”

  1. billy January 29th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Bye Bye

  2. NYY fan in NH January 29th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Is this grounds for terminating his contract. It just gets worse and worse with Arod.

  3. jr1212 January 29th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Repost

    Is Arod really that stupid?
    Is this the last straw for him?
    Are the Yanks secretly happy this happened?
    Who else is on the list?
    Who still thinks Melky was a good signing?

    Lots of questions are going to come from this report. Oh and pretty pretty pretty please don’t let Jeter, Mo or Cano ever get caught with this…..

  4. comnsnse January 29th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    If the Yankees did not place a clause in the contract with respect to conduct detrimental to the team,the lawyers should be terminated.

    And the boob Hank should have to pay the balance out of his undeserved inheritance!

    Hopefully Afraud retires and the insurance provides relief!

    Rumor has it that several universities will offer this textbook example in their MBA courses.

    How not to run a business!

  5. 4TrainNorth January 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    And, finally, the masterstroke of Cashman’s offseason is revealed.

  6. RadioKev January 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    comnsnse January 29th, 2013 at 11:23 am
    If the Yankees did not place a clause in the contract with respect to conduct detrimental to the team,the lawyers should be terminated.
    ——-

    The guy was a juiced postseason hero in 2009.

  7. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Joelsherman1 Commish Office feels all teams knew rules and would be unfair to others to change this late in offfseason to help #Mets bit.ly/VknfjK

    Good. Screw the Mets. Who are they that they think they should be able to sign Bourn and still keep their #1 draft pick.

    Well for one thing they were the 10th worst team this year, so their pick should be protected. They are only 11th in the draft because the pirates failed to sign their first rounder last year. That pick should not be considered among the 10 protected, and should be a protected supplemental first round pick instead.

    Its really unfair to the Mets. And I do not like that precedent being set.

  8. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    wow, lance armstrong only got to hold the record of “biggest cheater in sports history” for about a week…

  9. bruceb January 29th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Are the Yanks secretly happy this happened?

    Absolutely. It gives them renewed hope of extracting themselves from his “albatross” contract. I’m almost positive now that we won’t see A-Rod in pinstripes this year – and perhaps never again. I’m sad because he has been a great player. But without his contract, the Yanks could do so much more with their payroll – even at $189 million.

  10. Bronx Jeers January 29th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I’m anxiously awaiting the Yankees response to this.

    I doubt they’ll say much but wouldn’t it be great if they let Hank loose for just one day?

  11. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I think that Hal needs to be some tough questions by the media.

    Arguably the worst contract in MLB history couldn’t have been signed off on without his approval (for all of Cashman’s mistakes, this one is not on him). That’s over $20m a year of virtually dead money on the payroll for the next 5 years.

    That contract is an important reason why Hal wants to spend less money.

    But by spending less money, he is putting the loss on the product the fans root for, rather than his own pocket, which is where the loss belongs.

  12. RadioKev January 29th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:27 am
    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    wow, lance armstrong only got to hold the record of “biggest cheater in sports history” for about a week…
    ——-

    Nah, he’s still got it. As unsavory as A-Rod is, Armstrong intimidated and sued accusers and fellow athletes. He practically ran a crime ring.

  13. Triple Short of a Cycle January 29th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Absolutely. It gives them renewed hope of extracting themselves from his “albatross” contract. I’m almost positive now that we won’t see A-Rod in pinstripes this year – and perhaps never again. I’m sad because he has been a great player. But without his contract, the Yanks could do so much more with their payroll – even at $189 million.

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    The only hope they have of getting out of that contract is if he retires

  14. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    “Nah, he’s still got it. As unsavory as A-Rod is, Armstrong intimidated and sued accusers and fellow athletes. He practically ran a crime ring.”

    Good point, and he didn’t suborn perjury like Bonds.

  15. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    i wish we could go back to the 07 blogposts regarding arod and his opt-out.

    there’s only a few people still here from back then and many have changed thier screennames in the interrum.

    but it would be interesting…

  16. jr1212 January 29th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Well for one thing they were the 10th worst team this year, so their pick should be protected. They are only 11th in the draft because the pirates failed to sign their first rounder last year. That pick should not be considered among the 10 protected, and should be a protected supplemental first round pick instead.

    Its really unfair to the Mets. And I do not like that precedent being set.

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    I think Jim Callis said it best on twitter. The top 10 picks are protected not the 10 worst teams. The Mets know this rule as do every other team in MLB. If they want the player they lose the pick. If they want the pick don’t sign the player.

  17. bruceb January 29th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    The only hope they have of getting out of that contract is if he retires.

    I disagree. While I still think it’s unlikely, if it is proven he took PEDs between 2009-2012 then the Yankees’ legal team may well find a way to void his contract.

  18. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    “i wish we could go back to the 07 blogposts regarding arod and his opt-out.”

    I doubt that many people disagreed with the idea that the continuation of Texas’ subsidy was critical to any extension. Then, when he opted out, it seemed obvious that in order for the Yankees to take him back, he would have to give them an offset equal to the lost subsidy. I was shocked, at the time, that none of that happened.

  19. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I think Jim Callis said it best on twitter. The top 10 picks are protected not the 10 worst teams. The Mets know this rule as do every other team in MLB. If they want the player they lose the pick. If they want the pick don’t sign the player.

    I think it was a stupid change they made between the last CBA and this one. But they also made lots of stupid changes re: the draft & IFA, so no surprise there.

  20. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    the first thing is we’ll have to see how long arod’s suspension will be. if mlb finds credible evidence of him using on three separate occasions, then a lifetime ban is possible.

    this could lead to some kind of settlement between mlb, mlbpa, rodriguez and the yankees.

  21. austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I guess the argument of getting AROD back at the TD will be like adding a new player is less compelling.

    If this does not help them get out of the contract, which it likely does not, this is not a help to the Yankees other than perhaps money not spent for suspension time, if that occurs. Fifty games is about $8M. Could we please spend that at the TD?

  22. DONNYBROOK January 29th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Let’s wait till we hear A-Rod’s version of this story. He may deny Everything in the story. ALEX RODRIQUEZ is NOT an uncommon name, and the Bosch bragging about treating an “Alex Rodriquez” or “A. Rodriquez”, may have been an attempt to drum up business. If the money trail leads back to A-Rod, then the torches and pitch forks are Certainly called for. Right now, all this stuff is pre-mature.

  23. Purenyyankee January 29th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Since Cash-Man has done NOTHING this off season. (Oh sorry, Juan Rivera was a big splash).
    He should be meeting around the clock with counsel to figure out a way to VOID this jacka$$ AHole’s contract, once and for all.

  24. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    if arod recieves a lifetime ban (or even a 3 year ban), does his salary continue to count against the salary cap during the suspension?

  25. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    “DONNYBROOK January 29th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Let’s wait till we hear A-Rod’s version of this story.”
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    …yeah, cause his lame story about his drug mule cousin was so convincing last time.

  26. austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    YS guy,

    I’m not sure I understand the three separate uses you note. Do you mean three times with this current guy or are you including his past PED admission?

    I do wonder if they could prove separate violations in each of the past three years, would that be mulitple violations or are you only subject to the multiple violations rule after you have been caught and punished each time. I would guess, without knowledge, the latter. I hope for the former.

  27. jr1212 January 29th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Jerkface,

    Def not a surprise….MLB does a lot of stupid things

  28. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    if arod recieves a lifetime ban (or even a 3 year ban), does his salary continue to count against the salary cap during the suspension?

    Yes.

  29. Warning Track Power January 29th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I personally am going to withhold judgment until ARod speaks about this matter or
    the Yankees organization releases a statement.

  30. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Someone in the last thread suggested he’s already lied while being investigated.. not true.

    There was never any formal investigation done by MLB in regards to Selena’s report on Arod. MLB couldn’t have done a formal investigation on the 2003 drug tests they promised would remain confidential.

  31. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that Robbie is on the list too – do the Yankees re-sign him?

  32. Mike Ri January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Let?s say, for argument?s sake, that Robbie is on the list too ? do the Yankees re-sign him?

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    Not with this penny pinching Ownership

  33. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    “Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that Robbie is on the list too – do the Yankees re-sign him?”

    For one year at a time at a reduced rate? In a heartbeat.

  34. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    no austin. im saying that if they can prove he used hgh in 3 seasons they could easily hand him a lifetime suspension.

  35. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Nah, he’s still got it. As unsavory as A-Rod is, Armstrong intimidated and sued accusers and fellow athletes. He practically ran a crime ring.
    —————-

    Also lied under oath.. federal investigation.. yeah, Armstrong is much, much worse.

  36. pat January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Yankees say they will have no comment until MLB has finished investigating.

  37. pat January 29th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    GioGonzalez47

    I’ve never used performance enhancing drugs of any kind and I never will ,I’ve never met or spoken with tony Bosch or used any substance

  38. mick January 29th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Anybody who wants to see a bona fide fool in action please go back one thread and witness.

  39. austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Yeah, I’m sure there is another guy named Alex Rodriguez in Miami who pays thousands of dollars for PEDs.

  40. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    “Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that Robbie is on the list too – do the Yankees re-sign him?”

    For one year at a time at a reduced rate? In a heartbeat.
    ———-

    I don’t think it would be a one year deal – Melky got two coming off a positive test – but given what we saw in terms of Alex’s deterioration, would the Yankees still give him a 3 or 4 year deal?

    I would just walk away.

  41. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Mick,

    Don’t draw attention to yourself like that.

  42. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    no austin. im saying that if they can prove he used hgh in 3 seasons they could easily hand him a lifetime suspension.

    ——————–

    I don’t think that’s how the CBA works… I think he has to be caught in a test administered by MLB.

  43. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    @GioGonzalez47

    I’ve never used performance enhancing drugs of any kind and I never will ,I’ve never met or spoken with tony Bosch or used any substance

  44. raymagnetic January 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Of course A-Rod was still on the juice.

    Did anyone really believe he only used in his “loosey goosey” youth.

    Wouldn’t shock me if Clemens best friend is still juicing.

    Not that it matters to me. But c’mon all the money A-rod has why go to Biogenesis for the juice? That place sounds like a juice factory and I’m not talking about OJ.

  45. pat January 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    GioGonzalez47

    Provided by him.anything said to the contrary is a lie.

  46. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    idk if mlb investigated arod last time. but shame, you keep ignoring the fact that arod admitted using PED’s of his own volition. any investigation wouldn’t have had to use the failed test as justification. his admission was all that was needed.

    your suggestion that the yankees are actually owned by mlb and therefore could be party to the leaking of that drug test is completely incorrect.

  47. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Yeah, I’m sure there is another guy named Alex Rodriguez in Miami who pays thousands of dollars for PEDs.
    —————

    This is the 3rd time he’s been caught – I really hope he just up and retires.

  48. Against All Odds January 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    blake January 29th, 2013 at 11:46 am
    @BobKlap: Am told there will be more names unearthed during MLB’s investigation of Biogenesis, beyond A-Rod, Melky, B. Colon, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonz.

    Please no more yankees

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    +10000000000000000000000000000

  49. Warning Track Power January 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Gio is getting out in front of this story. Good for him.

    I wonder if ARod will release his own statement soon.

  50. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    no austin. im saying that if they can prove he used hgh in 3 seasons they could easily hand him a lifetime suspension.

    ——————–

    I don’t think that’s how the CBA works… I think he has to be caught in a test administered by MLB.
    —————–

    Thought so too, but what I’m hearing from Verducci and others is that if MLB has probable cause (such as a prescription) they can treat that as if it was a positive test.

  51. mick January 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    PEDS are good for you dontchyaknow?
    at least one juvenile here thinks so, guess who?
    ruined the game…ruined the records…all in the name of progress.
    fool…

  52. Phranchise January 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I think I am more shocked that he would actually do this after the fact again. Slightly dumbfounded what to think. And as far as voiding the contract you can be sure the players union will fight that to no end, this would be a very ugly and precedent setting type of fight.

  53. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    “Yankees say they will have no comment until MLB has finished investigating.”

    Unless ownership takes responsibility for their stupidity, which they won’t, they would be better-served not to comment.

  54. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Against All Odds January 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    blake January 29th, 2013 at 11:46 am
    @BobKlap: Am told there will be more names unearthed during MLB’s investigation of Biogenesis, beyond A-Rod, Melky, B. Colon, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonz.

    Please no more yankees

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    +10000000000000000000000000000
    ————-

    I wouldn’t count on that being the case. Again, Cano’s two best friends and offseason workout buddies are on the list already. Beyond that, you have tons of Yankees who live in the South Florida area in the offseason.

  55. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Chip

    OK, two years. I am all for signing good players to greatly discounted contracts.

  56. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Rich

    I don’t need the bs that comes with signing another roid guy.

  57. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    idk if mlb investigated arod last time. but shame, you keep ignoring the fact that arod admitted using PED’s of his own volition. any investigation wouldn’t have had to use the failed test as justification. his admission was all that was needed.

    your suggestion that the yankees are actually owned by mlb and therefore could be party to the leaking of that drug test is completely incorrect.

    ————————–

    MLB did not investigate Arod last time. He can admit it.. there is not penalty in the CBA that would allow punishment for an admission (especially for that specific test that was reported on).

    No, my suggestion is not incorrect. MLB was responsible for the confidential drug test. If the Yankees take action against Arod, there would have been nothing stopping Arod from taking action against MLB as a response. That would not have been good for the Yankees who are an entity of MLB. (Because Arod had much firmer ground to stand on, legally, than anyone else in regards to the 2003 testing.)

  58. Phranchise January 29th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    If Cano showed up on a list you would have to think that makes a lot of decisions that much easier for the Yankees this year.

  59. Bronx Jeers January 29th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I heard an interview with an editor at the Miami paper and he said they only released the names they could corroborate.

    This guy Boesche sounds super slimy. I think if the Feds get an indictment he’ll roll over and name his clients.

  60. Warning Track Power January 29th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:55 am
    I wouldn’t count on that being the case. Again, Cano’s two best friends and offseason workout buddies are on the list already. Beyond that, you have tons of Yankees who live in the South Florida area in the offseason.
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    Chip-Bite your tongue. I don’t even want to imagine that Cano’s name will appear in this report. Don’t even go there.

  61. pat January 29th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    “Cano’s two best friends and offseason workout buddies are on the list already.”

    Cano has always gone home to the DR to work out with his dad in the offseason not to Miami.

  62. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    You guys know who else lives in Florida right…???

    :|

    Just keep Derek out of this!

    Also wonder what Andy’s been taking these last few years…

  63. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Chip

    There will always be another roid guy on our team that we don’t know about. We’re probably rooting for him now. So, I view my position as an acknowledgement of that likely reality.

  64. Howe Farr January 29th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I will put it out there, the curve ball was once perceived as cheating, it tricked the batter. It was unworthy of the game.

    There is nothing wrong with gaining an edge, and I agree, that one day people will look back on PED and laugh. It should be *safely* encouraged, not banned.

  65. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    If Cano is on the list then Cashman may say they always thought he was utility infielder then let the Jays sign him for peanuts

  66. austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Can we please trade Cano before the inevitable happens?

  67. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    “I will put it out there, the curve ball was once perceived as cheating, it tricked the batter. It was unworthy of the game.”

    Or the spitball or the greaseball, or greenies. So, yeah.

  68. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Thought so too, but what I’m hearing from Verducci and others is that if MLB has probable cause (such as a prescription) they can treat that as if it was a positive test.

    ——————

    Seems it would be setting a precedent. I’d like to see that language.

    (Also, YS, the above doesn’t discount anything regarding the 2003… that was a test administered by MLB that was supposed to be confidential. MLB never took action because they broke the confidentiality by allowing it to leak, which was in violation of the agreement made before the administration of the test.)

  69. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    “Can we please trade Cano before the inevitable happens?”

    They should be anyway. But being pro-active takes courage.

  70. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    If it was Jeter then they would have led with that….it would be everywhere. If I was Derek then all this stuff would make me nervous….all it takes is one allegation

  71. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    i think there is a very legitimate chance that arod will never play another game in mlb.

  72. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    How does this new report challenge a-rod’s assertion that he was clean post his 2003 test? He made that assertion before the records of this miami place said he used. So he technically did not lie :)

  73. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Warning Track Power January 29th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Chip January 29th, 2013 at 11:55 am
    I wouldn’t count on that being the case. Again, Cano’s two best friends and offseason workout buddies are on the list already. Beyond that, you have tons of Yankees who live in the South Florida area in the offseason.
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    Chip-Bite your tongue. I don’t even want to imagine that Cano’s name will appear in this report. Don’t even go there.
    ———————–

    I hope he’s clean. But I wasn’t shocked when Andy was caught based on the company he kept so I won’t be shocked if Cano (also tight with Papi Ortiz) is on a list.

  74. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    i think there is a very legitimate chance that arod will never play another game in mlb.

    Its non-zero, but probably less than 1.

  75. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    “If it was Jeter then they would have led with that….it would be everywhere. If I was Derek then all this stuff would make me nervous….all it takes is one allegation”

    Or less: http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....nsinuation

  76. Against All Odds January 29th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    That’s a big IF you’re toying with.

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    It’s not if but when. There is a good chance it happens

  77. G. Love January 29th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I’m with Doreen in the last post. I’m just numb to this now. It doesn’t really make me feel anything anymore. There’s no shock or even outrage.

    I feel bad for Arod that he didn’t want to see what he could do/be without the assistance of PED’s. Everyone claiming they don’t help baseball players needs to answer then why would he continue to take them after being exposed and telling everyone he was clean?

    I work in the entertainment industry and I know many many civilians who take HGH & testosterone. It’s part of an anti-aging reigmen for many of these people. When 55 year old agents look 35 and are deadlifting 400 pounds at Crossfit in LA & NYC, you know something is up.

    That being said, baseball put it on the banned list and he kept going back for more.

    The arrogance of being above the rules is the only thing that really grates at me.

    It’s not Arod’s fault the Yankees gave him the contract they did. All of us would’ve fought for every last dollar in the same situation.

    That being said, he is a liar. Instead of taking the second chance he was afforded by being caught and coming clean, he continued to break the rules. That’s just lousy character in my book but having met enough pro athletes in my life I’m not surprised or shocked by it. A lot of them are just overgrown spoiled kids. Not all of them. But a good portion of them just don’t get it.

  78. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Skip is the worst

  79. Against All Odds January 29th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I wouldn’t count on that being the case. Again, Cano’s two best friends and offseason workout buddies are on the list already. Beyond that, you have tons of Yankees who live in the South Florida area in the offseason.

    ——————

    True but I’m willing to wait until then if it happens

  80. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    i think there is a very legitimate chance that arod will never play another game in mlb.
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    I truly hope so

  81. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    i think there is a very legitimate chance that arod will never play another game in mlb.

    Its non-zero, but probably less than 1.
    —————-

    probably right

  82. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    @jaysonst: Here we go. Miami New Times posts every ARod reference in Bosch’s files. All 12 of them http://t.co/FcYkrL9z

  83. austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Shame,

    Please don’t destroy our one hope of ever spending money again after releasing AROD. It very likely cannot happen, but it is as likely as Stanton, Upton, Hamilton and all our other dreams.

  84. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    “…having met enough pro athletes in my life I’m not surprised or shocked by it. A lot of them are just overgrown spoiled kids. Not all of them. But a good portion of them just don’t get it.”

    Same is true for most in the entertainment business across the board. That’s why no one should be looking for heroes on their television sets.

  85. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Shame,

    Please don’t destroy our one hope of ever spending money again after releasing AROD. It very likely cannot happen, but it is as likely as Stanton, Upton, Hamilton and all our other dreams.

    ——————-

    Lol, I wish there were something to be done… but no matter what I still think we’ll be paying the salary.

  86. DONNYBROOK January 29th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Anyone that believes a 55yr old person looks 35, should have the peepers checked out. Always eyeball the backs of the hands and the neck when attempting to judge age. If the subject is wearing a turtle neck and gloves, that is proof in and of itself. Your Welcome.

  87. G. Love January 29th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Shame,

    You’re right. People would be sickened by how many famous actors don’t even bathe regularly. I’ll never understand that.

  88. austinmac January 29th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    HGH was illegal under the contract but only tested very recently as I undertand it. That would tell me it doesn’t take a positive test to suspend or else why call it illegal if it could never be enforced?

  89. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    @jaysonst: Here we go. Miami New Times posts every ARod reference in Bosch’s files. All 12 of them http://t.co/FcYkrL9z

    ——————-

    This is such a joke.. release the documents without protecting people.

  90. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    “People would be sickened by how many famous actors don’t even bathe regularly. I’ll never understand that.”

    Success isn’t necessarily a cure for neuroses.

  91. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    GLove – Ever read ‘The Dirt’ by Motley Crue?? I get itching just thinking about it…..

  92. pat January 29th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Complete denial from Alex.

  93. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Success isn’t necessarily a cure for neuroses.

    —————

    No it’s more of an aid to it..

  94. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    @craigcalcaterra

    “The Yankees relied on A-Rod’s 2009 press conference to give him his contract in 2007!!! Fraud!!!” — Twitter legal experts.

  95. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch’s patient, he was never treated by him and he was (cont)

    treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story — at least as they (cont)

    relate to Alex Rodriguez — are not legitimate.” end of statement

  96. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    @Joelsherman1: So A-Rod is denying that he was treated by Bosch or received any PEDs from Bosch #Yankees #plotthickens

  97. Shame Spencer January 29th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    My bad, this is part 1:

    @Joelsherman1

    Have gotten exclusively statement that A-Rod is going to release soon: “The news report about a purported relationship between (cont)

  98. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    “Complete denial from Alex.”

    Nothing to see here. Let’s move on.

  99. 86w183 January 29th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    If this is proven I’m done. I’d hope the Yanks do everything they can to void the contract, even if they eventually fail.

    I think I’d rather have Carl Pavano back than A-Rod… IF this is true.

  100. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    ““People would be sickened by how many famous actors don’t even bathe regularly.”

    =====================================
    this will all end with the advent of smellevision…

  101. Chip January 29th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Here’s a question – if Alex is suspended, will the Yankees leave him on the active roster so that he can serve the suspension while injured and then get it out of the way so that when he’s healthy he can be ready to play.

  102. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I hope it’s not true

  103. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Here’s a question – if Alex is suspended, will the Yankees leave him on the active roster so that he can serve the suspension while injured and then get it out of the way so that when he’s healthy he can be ready to play.

    Suspensions are already served on the DL, so it doesn’t matter. DL is like paid time off. Suspension overrides paid time off. So he will go on the 60-day. Serve his 50 games, and then come off.

  104. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Players have served suspensions while on the DL before

  105. Ys Guy January 29th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    i’ve always believe what selena roberts wrote, that arod has been a ped fraud since high school.

    so this doesnt shock me at all, its prettty ho-hum reallly.

    id like to see the yankees just come out right now and say if this is true, they will never allow him to wear a yankees uniform again.

    they can and should try to get whatever relief they can from the contract and the salary cap, but no matter what the end result should be no more arod in pinstripes.

  106. Mike Ri January 29th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Arod . .just come clean …. Your going to look like a bigger Moron (if at all possible ) if you don’t .

  107. blake January 29th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Lets see if it’s actually true first…,both Arod and Gio are denying it

  108. Mike Ri January 29th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    —NEW POST —>

  109. Rich in NJ January 29th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    “Your going to look like a bigger Moron (if at all possible ) if you don’t .”

    I don’t think it is possible. He has no choice but to deny this report in order to staunch the media feeding frenzy. If the report is true, the damage is done and irreparable. If, at some point, he decides to make a public act of contrition, nothing he says or does now will really matter.

    The unfortunate thing is even if the report isn’t true, because of his low public standing, he may not be able to conclusively prove it, unless the investigation clears him.

  110. bobharrah January 29th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Referring to the picture of O-Roids [translated 0-4 with 3 strike outs and a pop up or can of corn] walking away from the plate after probably striking out again: Is THAT look, which we see so often, mean ‘Why aren’t these creams working already? When are they supposed to kick in? Next at bat?’

    If I was a NY Yankee owner, and cared [like George did, which I do!], I’d cut O-Roids, fire him essentially, and let any other team have him. Bite the bullet, and do what is right for baseball and the integrity of the team. That is, if the allegations are true.

    However, IF the allegations are true, MLB should ban him for life, anyway. Problem solved, because it would mean he was cheating, basically, all along, and lied to get away with it. No reason to keep players like that [repeat cheats] in the league, IF the allegations are true….Drug tests always seem to be a bit behind the technology to discover them, meaning new drug formulas can fool the tests for a period of time. All this cheating is getting too widespread. It is ruining the game.

  111. cs in la January 29th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    So, do we know that Anthony Boesch is credible? What if these receipts are fraudulant.

    If so, its the end of Arod in a Yankees uniform.

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