→ The Continuing Alex Rodriguez Saga

As explained by Barry Petchesky at Deadspin:

The other storyline, which has the back pages of both the Daily News and the Post this morning, is even juicier, and presumably comes from the Yankees. Rodriguez supposedly fears a lengthy, perhaps even a lifetime ban from baseball for his role in the Biogenesis PED scandal. To avoid that, the source claims, and to avoid forfeiting the $86 million he’s owed from 2014-2017, he could retire—citing the same hip injury that the Yankees seem to think is so crippling. If Rodriguez retires because he’s physically unable to perform, his remaining contract is guaranteed—but again, 80 percent would be covered by insurance.

Excuse me while I go pop some popcorn.