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Buck Showalter Does Not Want Alex Rodriguez to Receive a Lifetime Ban

Orioles manager Buck Showalter does not want Alex Rodriguez to be given a lifetime ban by MLB commissioner Bud Selig, but not because he believes it wouldn't be fair to the player. He believes it would give the New York Yankees an unfair advantage.

Paul White of USA Today reports that Showalter recognizes the fact that getting Rodriguez's contract off the books would allow the Yankees to get under the luxury tax and potentially spend frivolously yet again: "If Bud lets them get away with that, they're under the luxury tax. If they can reset, they can spend again and I guarantee you in two years Matt Wieters is in New York."

The validity of the Yankees' interest in Wieters remains to be seen (Gary Sanchez is only a few years away in ...

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