Wednesday, January 30, 2013
If Major League Baseball disciplines Alex Rodriguez over the latest illegal performance-enhancing drug allegations, the New York Yankees plan on exploring multiple avenues in an attempt to void the star third baseman’s contract.
“(The Yankees) can’t do anything until the MLB investigation is concluded and they take action, if any,” a source told ESPNNewYork.com.
According to several baseball sources who spoke to ESPNNewYork.com on the condition of anonymity, Rodriguez might be in little danger of having his contract voided, even if the charges turn out to be true. There is no precedent to successfully void a contract in baseball over PEDs.
I’d be amazed if there was any way to get out of Rodriguez’s contract, but you can’t blame the Yankees for trying it. With five years and $114M left on it, they’d be lucky if they got 10 wins above replacement level over the remainder and it’s handicapping them from improving the team elsewhere.
That being said, I’m hoping this stuff ends up not being true.