Alex Rodriguez has a well known track record for doing the wrong thing. But this latest embarrassment might very well be the beginning of the end to a once promising career. The Latest allegations, as reported last week, are that Rodriguez had paid for documents that tied him to the Biogensis Anti-Aging clinic in Miami. He did so in hopes of keeping his full involvement with the clinic secret from Major League Baseball.
The Daily News, stated this in an article on Friday:
One source described the transactions by Rodriguez, MLB and possibly other players as “a situation where these people are out there soliciting bids, treating this stuff like it’s baseball memorabilia.”
A-Rod allegedly took up the offer, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the scheme, and sent his own intermediary to retrieve the documents. Rumors have spread through the league and its players that A-Rod possesses a list of names and documents that he has either leaked to the media to deflect attention from himself or destroyed them before anyone can see them.
“They showed baseball what they had,” said one source, who understood that there was a box full of documents. “I don’t think there’s much left down there now. Depending what’s in the documents, this could be a significant building block in baseball’s case against these players?”
Given Rodriguez’s track record, I think it is safe to say that this is all going to come to be true, with more to come. I would like to think that Major League Baseball will come down with his full wrath once this has all been sorted out with definite facts. Although there will be no positive PED test, this should ultimately lead to a severe suspension of sorts. It is bad enough that the likes of Alex Rodriguez and others have tarnished the reputation of this game by taking such drugs, but now paying to conceal incriminating evidence on top of it? This is a first of sorts in the ongoing steroid saga in baseball. A strong example must be set, something must be done that will once and for all put fear into these players to fully deter their efforts in continuing to be involved with performance enhancing drugs.
Rodriguez, who is on the disabled list recovering from hip surgery he underwent this winter, is not expected back until sometime after the all-star break. My guess, as this story progresses, A-Rod will be looking at some sort of suspension that will lead him to miss the rest of this 2013 season. He will still have 3 years remaining on his contract at the end of this season, I would love nothing more than to see the Yankees rid themselves of A-Rod once and for all. He is doing nothing more than bringing their reputation down along with his, each and every time he puts on their storied uniform.
Stay tuned on this story, there is undoubtedly more to come.