Via the NYDN: Alex Rodriguez reached out to the Yankees today to discuss a possible settlement for the $90M-something left on his contract. MLBPA head Michael Weiner also reached out to MLB to talk about a plea agreement on A-Rod‘s behalf, but both requests were shot down. Apparently his comments on Friday were the last straw.
According to the report, A-Rod’s camp suggested an 80-100 suspension with a promise to retire after the ban during their previous talks with MLB. The kick? He still wanted to be paid the remainder of his contract. The league is expected to suspend Alex for the remainder of this year and all of next season at some point very soon, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. They’re reportedly considering a lifetime ban as well. Obviously both the Yankees and the league are quite comfortable with the evidence they have against Rodriguez.