Rodriguez’s lawyer says “hearing went well”

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There were droves of reporters standing on Park Avenue in front of MLB’s headquarters where Alex Rodriguez was having his hearing. According to A-Rod’s lawyer Joe Tacopina, the hearing went well. When A-Rod eventually came out of the building earlier today, reporters swarmed him while A-Rod tried to make his way to his SUV. Conversation was pretty much limited:

Alex Rodriguez: “Thank you, thank you, great, thank you.”

Joe Tacopina: “It went well”.

Yeah…not much to write a story about. Good news is, A-Rod has to go back to MLB’s headquarters tomorrow to continue the appeal process. Here’s hoping to more news from A-Rod?

 If you’re looking for a baseball fix, Game 163 between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers is on TBS. Rays currently have a 3-1 lead over the Rangers in the fourth inning.

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4 Responses to Rodriguez’s lawyer says “hearing went well”

  1. tom says:

    Arod winning appeal (80 games or fewer suspension) = No Cano?

  2. I don't think that the two things are really tied together. It certainly can't hurt the chances of re-signing Cano if they don't have to worry about A-Rod's salary, but it will have any effect if he got the suspension totally lifted though.

    • tom says:

      Will his AAV of 27.5m be waived if he receive any kind of suspension?

      If so, with 80 games docked, Arod's about 18m (12m remaining contract +6m milestone bonus) would be accountable for 2014 luxury tax. Is that right?

  3. Any money he loses because of the suspension will not count against the luxury tax. So 80 games would probably be right around $13-$14 million off the books.