A-Rod and a looming labor strife

The MLB muscle behind the Alex Rodriguez suspension isn't going unnoticed

Updated: January 15, 2014, 5:58 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Major League Baseball's investigative unit, the one concrete result of the 2007 Mitchell report, won its greatest victory yet in its takedown of Alex Rodriguez and the rest of the players associated with Biogenesis. It was achieved with checkbook justice (paying for the stolen documents it used as evidence against Rodriguez and later punishing Rodriguez for attempting to use the very same tactics), with intimidation (suing the "key witness," Tony Bosch, to persuade him to work with baseball ...

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