• Cano, A-Rod & Granderson To Get 50-Game Suspensions?

    Posted by on March 4th, 2013 · Comments (14)

    One person thinks this could happen.

    If true, now we know why Brian Cashman is jumping out of planes…

    Comments on Cano, A-Rod & Granderson To Get 50-Game Suspensions?

    1. EHawk
      March 5th, 2013 | 1:44 am
    2. Ricketson
      March 5th, 2013 | 6:58 am

      “If true, now we know why Brian Cashman is jumping out of planes…”
      Unless there is yet another personal scandal(s) that has not been publicized yet…

    3. #15
      March 5th, 2013 | 7:03 am

      On the other hand… If Cano knows this is coming, he might have jumped at the new contract offer on the table from the Yankees.

      Granderson doesn’t have a choice because the Yankees weren’t offering him an extension.

      What do you figure the $$$ hit is for a guy that gets suspended going into his free agent year?

    4. March 5th, 2013 | 10:10 am
    5. MJ Recanati
      March 5th, 2013 | 11:02 am

      #15 wrote:

      What do you figure the $$$ hit is for a guy that gets suspended going into his free agent year?

      Melky Cabrera went from potentially landing a four year deal to getting just a two year deal. The difference was about $30-40M in total compensation and at least two years of job security.

    6. MJ Recanati
      March 5th, 2013 | 11:06 am

      The Yankees play 28 games in April and Granderson is expected to miss the entire month. Even if he is suspended, that would only constitute another month’s worth of games missed (or thereabouts).

      While I doubt the veracity of this guy’s claim — not because I don’t think everyone isn’t using PED’s but because it’s easy to be a bozo with an anonymous “source” these days — I don’t think another 22 games is that big a deal.

      Rodriguez’s suspension would be irrelevant since he’s likely to miss the team’s first 75-80 games anyway.

      Losing Cano would be catastrophic to the team’s offense but a blessing in disguise. Hopefully that would either drop his pricetag into a realistic range for someone of his age or cause the Yankees to push him out (the latter being unlikely because teams don’t punish PED users for past use).

    7. Greg H.
      March 5th, 2013 | 12:27 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Losing Cano would be catastrophic to the team’s offense but a blessing in disguise. Hopefully that would either drop his pricetag into a realistic range for someone of his age or cause the Yankees to push him out (the latter being unlikely because teams don’t punish PED users for past use).

      It would definitely drop the years he could expect (like Melky only more so) which would make it much more appealing for the Yanks to try to resign him. Not sure if it would change his value as a mid-season trade chip. I’m hoping for the latter, to bring back a prospect or two that could help the team re-build over the next few years. This team was constructed to win in 2009, which it did – too bad it’s 2013 now.

    8. MJ Recanati
      March 5th, 2013 | 12:55 pm

      @ Greg H.:
      The Yankees aren’t trading Cano. It’s just not happening, no matter how sensible it would be if they moved him.

      The fact that Cano hasn’t signed a contract extension with the Yankees does suggest, as #15 wrote above, that a PED suspension is not imminent.

    9. PocketAces
      March 5th, 2013 | 3:44 pm

      Do PEDs suspensions run concurrent to DL trips……….or do they go into effect when they are on the active roster?

      @ MJ Recanati:

    10. March 5th, 2013 | 4:41 pm

      PocketAces wrote:

      Do PEDs suspensions run concurrent to DL trips

      They can be concurrent – and have been, at times, in the past

    11. MJ Recanati
      March 5th, 2013 | 4:44 pm

      PocketAces wrote:

      Do PEDs suspensions run concurrent to DL trips……….or do they go into effect when they are on the active roster?

      Suspensions run concurrent to injuries.

    12. Greg H.
      March 5th, 2013 | 9:06 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      The Yankees aren’t trading Cano. It’s just not happening, no matter how sensible it would be if they moved him.

      I can dream, can’t I?

    13. Evan3457
      March 6th, 2013 | 2:48 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      @ Greg H.:

      The fact that Cano hasn’t signed a contract extension with the Yankees does suggest, as #15 wrote above, that a PED suspension is not imminent.

      That was my thought, too. If Cano and Boras have been informed that he failed a drug test, then failing to accept the Yanks’ “significant offer” is criminally stupid behavior.

    14. MJ Recanati
      March 6th, 2013 | 9:11 am

      Greg H. wrote:

      I can dream, can’t I?

      LOL!

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