For those who have not seen it, there is an article available on the Miami New Times that outlines alleged PED use by a number of major league players including A-Rod. Yesterday, I posted some initial thoughts on the matter, but I learned some new information that is relevant to the situation. According to this article, MLB can in fact suspend a player without a failed drug test so long as they can get documentary evidence (a sword affidavit, or a prescription from a doctor for a banned substance). A-Rod has issued a statement denying all claims, and has hired a lawyer to help him uphold his innocence. The evidence is still pretty weak. It consists of hand-written sales notes by PED-pusher Anthony Bosch, and some excel spreadsheets with records of sales transactions that include a nickname for the person he sold to, and their real names. A-Rod's nickname was Cacique. As someone who works frequently with excel, I wonder why he bothered to add a column of their nicknames if he had their real names listed as well, but I'll have to chalk that up to the list of things I don't understand about the PED world.
The Yankees may look into voiding A-Rod's contract, but it looks unlikely that they would be able to accomplish that. My brother thought we should just DFA him, but we still owe a ton of cash. We'll just have to wait and see what comes of MLB's investigation and what the Yankees do with it.