Can Baseball Bounce Back From Doping Scandal?

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Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Alex Rodriguez has been tentatively put into the lineup for tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox as the New York Yankees wait to see if he’s suspended by Major League Baseball, manager Joe Girardi said. Sportsimpacts Founder and Director Patrick Rishe speaks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

Let's talk about the latest information we are getting an alex rodriguez.

We were hearing that a decision could come as early as noon, we are now hearing that it may be pushed back, hearing that alex rodriguez may be able to play as he appeals this suspension.

What does it mean for the yankees?

When it comes to what major league baseball might do today, they talked about what he might dubai missing games this year in the 2014 season, meaning he would give up about $34 million.

What is the deterrent?

If you say you have used drugs, you do not get appeal, you could lose your ability, where is the deterrent here?

What i hear where you are coming from, and that is a concern.

There is a lifetime ban rule that has been put in place, but when you look at brian braun, coming off of his suspension, if the players want to put their money where their mouth is, if they say look, if we get caught, we will avoid a certain percentage.

Let's look at this situation through your eyes and your eyes only.

Through the eyes of someone who understands and teaches about sports from the standpoint of economics, is it better or worse for baseball to have alex rodriguez suspended and playing while appealing the suspension?

I think the impact on big -- on baseball is less severe.

From the yankee perspective next year, there is this discussion of whether he will be able to come back and play for the team, they still owe him $95 million to $100 million of this contract.

It will create a firestorm and i believe that what will happen is that at some point there will be a settlement that they arrive at with a buyout between now and the beginning of the 2015 season.

From what you know and see, to what degree does anyone outside new york really care about what happens to him at this point?

People but definitely suffering from a-rod the teeth.

It is clear that most people want to be done with this guy.

But i think that this has actually been a positive thing for baseball from the standpoint that these individuals, not just him, but apparently a dozen or so players are going to be suspended, there are fewer people using performance enhancing drugs today than 10 or 15 years ago.

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