Well, MLB has been on mission to find out the truth and crossed what some see as an ethically fine line to get some answers.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that MLB’s investigation had taken a new turn, with the commissioner’s office paying a former employee of the facility for documents related to the case.
The article also spoke with two people briefed on the matter who claim that many MLB players have attempted to buy any incriminating documents from the clinic to destroy them.
According to the two sources only one athlete linked to the clinic had successfully purchased documents from a former employee.
And that player is said to be A-Rod, as the New York Daily News reported in detail.
Along with a dozen others players, Rodriguez was named in the first story about purchasing PEDs from Biogenesis that was published by the Miami New Times back in January.
MLB attempted to get the original documents from MNT but the paper denied the request, which is within their rights to do. MNT said it would not help commissioner Bud Selig unless he steps in and take the Marlins from corrupt owner Jeffery Loria.
So the commissioner’s office opted to sue six people linked to Biogenesis, including Bosch for being detrimental to the sport of baseball by giving players PEDs.
MLB had hoped the Court would rule their favor and allow them the right to subpoena any documents from Biogenesis in correlation with their players.
Instead of waiting on the federal authorities, impatience took over and that is when MLB decided they decided to take pay for evidence.
MLB has testimony from witnesses they paid thousands of dollars who claim A-Rod did pay for documents.
Whether A-Rod destroyed the documents linking him to the clinic, or leaked other player’s names to the press to take the heat off him is unknown.
Taking the money route might not have been the smartest move for MLB as lawsuits are certain to ensue if players get punished or publicly embarrassed.
Without failed tests proving a player is guilty will be tough. Especially because the documents obtained and witnesses were both paid for their help.
The bottom line is the use of PEDs in MLB is much bigger then just A-Rod.
It is no coincidence that A-Rod’s name pops up whenever PED use is involved, as his name draws major attention.
So the question remains is A-Rod just an easy scapegoat, or is he guilty of continual PED use?
This looks to be just the beginning more drama, but as they saying goes the truth will always prevail. But can you pay for it?