Robinson Cano will very likely be in Mets spring training next year (assuming the owners and players eventually find common ground on a new collective bargaining agreement) after failing two tests for illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez remains a face of baseball, a prominent broadcaster and arguably more famous than any active player, five years after his retirement — and eight years after he sued MLB and its commissioner amid an illegal PED skirmish.
Baseball, like much of our society, relishes second chances. Forgiveness. Which makes Rafael Palmeiro’s case, 16 years in the rearview mirror, all the more remarkable.
Palmeiro spoke to The Post this past week to promote the Nov. 22 release of an officially licensed non-fungible token in his image. Artist Clark Mitchell, who has worked for Disney among other companies, knew Palmeiro from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and Palmeiro reached out to him to make this happen, working with Mitchell’s son Cameron as well as George Scott III, the son of beloved first baseman George “Boomer” Scott, who has quickly made an impact in the NFT space.