In response to ImagydSportsForTwitter's comment:
sounds like a full frontal assault on the yankee brand. shows how PR clueless this guy can be. at least he's reading the tea leawes. must b horrible when u know ur hated by your bosses but hawe to go thru the motions. clearly he will get the death penalty on sunday.. then he will appeal the dead man walking clause and get to play? wow! wonder if yanks will simultaneously announce they are going after his $ at the same time?puts girardii and team unity in a baddd place. poor jeter..likely will be out there on Monday.. perhaps yanks can do what happens in football and send him home with pay as the legal process plays out. frankly, thats what i would do!
also for a-fraud he's playin with house $ in many ways. he's guaranteed $40m from rangers in deferred payments with INTEREST til 2020 or so. so this is solely about 60m. if he's out for a year and a half, thats about half of that gone. so what does he hawe to lose? lifetime ban basically means he's out of all that $. may as well fight. not well played by bud.
perhaps u say 2 and a half year ban if no deal, but one and a half with a deal. he can go to mexico or japan for that period r play in th eindys at some point to stay fresh. clearly any deal would preclude the yanks from going after his $. perhaps thi si the sticking point. yanks dont want to make that guarantee! either way welcome to the BRONX ZOO redux!
ARod and Manny have a lot in common. Both took PED'S, were on top of world and began to burn bridges by blaming others for their mistakes, now it's all crashing down on them.