Via NYDN: Alex Rodriguez’s legal team is internally discussing a plea deal with MLB regarding the Biogenesis scandal. A-Rod was interviewed by the league’s investigators on Friday, at which point they basically laid out all the evidence they have against him. MLB is believed to have broached the subject of a settlement with Ryan Braun and others as well.
“I can see a scenario where if they’ve got multiple offenses (against A-Rod) that rather than going for his career with an arbitrator, baseball might settle on something like 150 games,” said one of the NYDN’s sources. The Joint Drug Agreement doesn’t have any penalties of 150 games — 50 games (first offense), 100 games (second), and lifetime ban (third) only — so I’m not sure where that number is coming from and why anyone would plea down to that. Either way, the saga continues.