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Or players accused of using PD's.
Melky Cabrera again.
Nelson Cruz of the rangers' New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez highest paid player in sports we all could be expecting hefty punishment.
As much is -- lifetime suspension and -- -- case joining us right now to weigh in on what it means for baseball and -- York post columnist Ken David off and Sports Illustrated staff writer.
Ben Ryder welcome to both your first off -- Will this be announced this week and how big a deal is this to you we've been down this road before.
Yes I do I anticipate them being announced as soon as tomorrow -- likely by Friday.
Personally I could -- -- I think it's a workplace safety issue essentially.
-- the players and owners observer what they want.
And yes we know it's obvious that Bud Selig has that PED hit list to some degree.
He's cross Ryan run -- the list now it's on to Alex Rodriguez as the next target.
I think -- have a very different fight with Alex Rodriguez and handed Ryan Braun who accepted eventually his 65 game ban -- Mean for one thing I can just I'm not a big deal is definite affect the playoff race we talk about cruise with the Rangers but -- Cologne with the athletics.
When you talk about A-Rod coming back -- not coming back with the Yankees you could argue their contention so is gonna affect the game on the field don't you great.
Well depends who fights these suspensions and who -- these players have the right to to fight these.
And if they appeal they can stay on the field and I should clarify I don't think Melky Cabrera or -- -- getting suspended.
Because they already served their sentence for a failing drug test last year.
But they're now linked with another group -- could be good or not be linked with -- -- failure correct.
No it's the same thing a veto let's just say I tested positive for sugar last year and then just now you found out -- at what the cream soda it's the same crime you don't get punished twice so we look at this right now in baseball you had a hall -- fame induction ceremony with no living person -- -- And it should have been Barry Bonds it should have been Roger Clemens and others.
Is that an embarrassment to the past time then.
Well I think it was you know is a very sad weekend in Cooperstown we just had -- the induction of three deceased people for the hall of fame obviously this is the fallout from the steroid -- in which everybody is presumed guilty even guys like Mike yachts that Craig Biggio.
Who've not been firmly tied -- up he -- Very sad thing for baseball they're gonna have to consider how the legacy of this is going to be.
Moving forward now without surgery is of particular you know look at Ryan brawny flat out lied to us we got to my tapes in is no way I would -- do it he did it and now he takes his suspension.
He's still gonna get is ten million next year and twelve million the next year after that -- do you think that if you really want to stop this you have to tell people if you failure contract is Null and void.
What you can go ahead and do that you're never gonna get what you want you're never gonna get a fully clean game because we're human beings and -- foul -- and people are always gonna try to skirt the rules.
Why does it bother you as someone who covers the game that people -- -- I'll know not the least we're human beings we're not that -- present a species no matter whether it's broadcast in a baseball we all -- Really.
Do we do you cheat and then -- again and then try to hinder the investigation.
That's what Alex Rodriguez being accused of Dylan.
Right I haven't personally done that but I'm sure other people in my profession happen wanna serve people in your profession have -- well.
Right and doesn't -- you don't think this should be -- ramifications for that.
There are ramifications for is on the verge of being suspended and you believe it could be a lifetime -- No I don't think so either you know he's subjects of collective bargaining agreement which lays out what the suspensions might be.
-- they -- is a union employee just like everybody else he should have the same protections of everybody else.
I believe that the commissioner's office is leaking the possibility of a lifetime ban.
Just to try to get a -- to cut a deal it.
Can be somewhat less than that well we'll save as the Yankees don't certainly don't seem to want him on their team -- -- them down it seems.
Can gathered off thanks so much of the New York Post and thanks to get up with -- -- Ben -- appreciate it with Sports Illustrated are.
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