Earlier this afternoon, it was announced that Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the 2014 season, including the 2014 postseason should the Yankees make it. I wanted to know how Yankees fans felt about the verdict in A-Rod’s suspension case, so I took to Twitter to gather their thoughts. The question was: How did they feel about the Rodriguez suspension? Was the penalty too fair, was it too harsh or should have it been more? Here were some of the answers:
@ftjrnyy: It was just about right. #Arodsuspension
@MyMiaLove: Seems I’m in the minority. Too harsh. Fans forget what A-Rod did with the Yankees. Helped Yankees with spending now. #suspicious.
@sophyanks25: I agree with it, especially since it frees up $24.1 Million for us.
@marcuspequim: I’d like to see him out of the Yankees. Maybe a ban would be better.
@yankees_cris: too harsh, no positive test. If any suspension, it should have been 50 games.
@MissYankee: He should have been banned…but I am very happy he won’t be a Yankee anymore.
Not only did the fans react, but the Yankees organization released a statement about the verdict in Rodriguez’s case. From the looks of it, it doesn’t sound like they’re vouching for A-Rod by any means:
“The New York Yankees respect Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the arbitration process, as well as the decision released today by the arbitration panel.”
To add to another twist, Rodriguez vows that he will show up for Yankees Spring Training. even though the Yankees suspended him. The Yankees and Major League Baseball will meet later this week in order to keep Rodriguez away from Tampa.