Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard about Alex Rodriguez being suspended for the 2014 season due to his involvement with the Biogenesis case. Many baseball experts speculate whether Mr. Rodriguez has played his final game as an MLB player.
More than likely, Rodriguez will never get to see a baseball field as a player again, but something we cannot ever rule out is a desperate team deciding they want to give Alex another shot. That team could be one that struggles to fill the stands, despite having a spanking new ballpark.
Yes, I am talking about the Miami Marlins. In any normal circumstance, I’d rule this out as wild speculation and not put any merit to the thought. With the Marlins however, it is never a normal circumstance, especially with Jeffery Loria owning the ball club.
As our recruiting director pointed out to me on Twitter, Alex Rodriguez’s only shot of ever playing in the majors again would likely be in Miami:
@ehsank24 You know he could end up a Marlin if he ever plays again, right?
— Aaron Somers (@AaronJSomers) January 14, 2014
I believe it to be a longshot that the Marlins would sign Alex Rodriguez to any sort of contract, once the Yankees find a way to rid of his contract. It is something that I will not rule out though, well because, this is the Miami Marlins we are talking about.
Since Saturday’s announcement that New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 season, there has been much debate regarding his future. Is he done with baseball for good? Is he done with the Yankees?
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