I think you already know the answer, but that doesn’t make it right.
MLB has already deemed A-Rod guilty of being a customer of Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic, which allegedly sold PEDs (performance enhancement drugs) to professional athletes. Add that with his past mistakes, and A-Rod was pretty much doomed from the start.
The problem MLB has run into lack of proof…. whoops. And guess whom they are blaming for the nonexistence evidence, A-Rod obviously.
Even ESPN‘s Outside the Lines reporter T.J. Quinn, admits that MLB has no physical evidence tied to A-Rod but reported that sources familiar with the investigation, or connected with Biogenesis told him the following:
Sources told “Outside the Lines” that the former Biogenesis of America employee, Michael Porter Fischer, left the company in September after a falling out with Bosch. Fischer, two sources said, had invested $20,000 in the company, but grew disenchanted with Bosch and demanded his money. The sources said Bosch eventually paid Fischer the $20,000, but refused to pay an additional $4,000 that Fischer said he was owed. Sources said Bosch informed Rodriguez that Fischer was threatening to expose the operation, and Rodriguez gave Bosch at least $4,000 “to make it go away.”
Sources disagree as to whether Bosch paid Fischer that money, but several sources said a group of men found Fischer, threatened him, took the documents and paid him $4,000. Sources said they believed that those documents were then destroyed, but offered different opinions as to who sent the men.
MLB has actually met with this Fisher character but declared that he (Fisher) was not very cooperative.
All these crazy statements and countless documents coming from numerous “sources” made me think that MLB might have put the cart before the horse here.
Putting personal opinions aside, lets lay out some facts and observations about this investigation:
1) A-Rod has not failed a drug test.
2) MLB has no physical evidence linking A-Rod to Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic.
3) MLB paid money to ex-employees of Biogenesis for documents.
4) MLB also paid ex-employees of Biogenesis to speak with them.
5) Nothing in this investigation proves that A-Rod is guilty.
6) MLB seems hell-bent on finding anything associating A-Rod to PEDs, but they are grasping at straws.
7) Ryan Braun actually failed a drug test and MLB didn’t investigate that case with the same robustness. Braun got off on a technicality but ultimetly failed. So how come A-Rod cannot be innocent with a passed test? That makes absolutely no sense to me.
8) For a clinic that allegedly was supplying a number of professional athletes with PEDs, they certainly kept a lot of documents. I know that if were doing something that illegal, I would keep the notes to a minimum if at all. Biogenesis employees must have trusted each other immensely as clear by their access to all customers’ information.
The bottom line in this matter is that MLB is acting very fishy in a desperate attempt to nail A-Rod.
The commissioner’s office is wasting a ton of time on a situation that is not unfolding instead of working towards bettering the sports future regarding PEDs.
You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes to know that A-Rod would be baseball’s logical choice as the scapegoat in this matter. As most people think he is guilty already, and he the fact that he is a huge star who plays for the Yankees doesn’t hurt either.
I will finish with something Malcolm X once said, “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”