The other thread was getting too long and this topic is on fire right now so a new one was necessary. Just to recap: A fake doctor Tony Bosch gets busted in Miami for running a youth and wellness clinic. In his personal records dozens of athletes are listed, this includes several Major League Baseball stars like Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera (though I don't consider him a star), and of course A-Rod. All of these guys have what looks to be some sort of connection with some PED one way or another.
It is the general belief that the Yankees have no legal ground to void the remaining 5 years $114MM on A-Rod's contract. Though I'm sure they are looking into it. The investigation into Tony Bosch was with the cooperation of MLB, so all this news probably isn't really news to them, the players, or their clubs.
Players have already started releasing statements saying they have nothing to do with this guy. Now if it was A-Rod alone, I wouldn't buy it. But Gio Gonzalez was the first to issue a hard denial. A-Rod has now publicly denied any involvement. One of A-Rod's reps stated: "The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true...Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch’s patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story -- at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez -- are not legitimate.” (courtesy of NYPost.com) If more players come out and deny it, then perhaps it's just this guys big scheme to make $$ and use the names of high profile athletes to entice the "everyday" person for his services.
MLB and the commissioner will review the case and consider suspending A-Rod. One report has MLB banning him for life. I do not believe they have the legal ground to do either.
In light of the Lance Armstrong admission, if he wanted to really make a difference he would sit down and tell the testers how in detail he beat the system for the most part. A challenge with some of the substances listed in the Bosch's documents indicate the use of creams and patches. These are fast acting and fast to get through the system. If you put on cream or a patch it's in your system in the matter of minutes and leaves your system in a matter of a couple hours after it is removed. If MLB wants serious testing do it random unannounced 24/7. This includes testing before games, during games, after games, at home in the middle of the night, early morning, holidays, off-season, etc. I'm not talking about blood draws in the middle of games, but a urine test can be administered anytime and can be used to detect the testosterone in the creams and patches.