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This exposure is good. MLB must own up to its role in all of this and stop pretending that handing out an overly harsh penalty to (arguably) their biggest star is somehow going to make us forget their part in all of this.
If ARod came off as anything approaching a human being, I would have sympathy for him.
Yikes. What did he do the last time you spoke to him?
In the end, I suspect Ray and this guy are right
The Cabrera situation was a plea deal, correct?
To further the point, if we want to use past suspensions as some sort of proof, then why did Braun settle for 65 games? By Ray's reasoning it is impossible to stack violations, therefore the most Braun could get was 50. So why did Braun agreee to 65?
Either your reasoning is wrong and/or previous agreements are not precedential. Either way, they dont support your point that you cant "stack" violations.
Again, I fail to see why the Cabrera sentence/agreement is relevant. There is no legal or logical basis to say that because the prosecutor accepted one sort of plea/punishment, he cannot ask for more with someone else. The Cabrera situation was a plea deal, correct? Those dont have any precedential value.
ARod will get a maximum of 50 games for use no matter how many substances he used and how many times in how many years. No arbitrator will find that MLB can stack use penalties.
I don't find this to be nearly as conclusive as you do. There is nothing in the JDA / CBA that indicates that there cannot be multiple violations included within a single notice of intent to discipline.
That there "cannot be"? No. But that would simply be a bizarre way to read the JDA. There are notice provisions; there is an escalating penalty scheme that depends on notice; the escalating penalties are for "first" and "second" violations, not "one" and "two" violations; a test that is positive for two substances does not subject the player to two penalties; etc.
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