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post #2836 of 4033
Rumor is Robbie Cano is in the next bunch.
post #2837 of 4033
::sigh::
post #2838 of 4033
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

Rumor is Robbie Cano is in the next bunch.

 

"Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that there are still many unreleased names in the ongoing Biogenesis scandal ... None of the unreleased players are believed to be big names or superstars"

 

The Cano connection is through his foundation's spokeswoman who was on the books for 2 payments of $300. That won't get you much of a cycle on your own and certainly won't from some secret squirrel designer steroid clinic.

post #2839 of 4033
I wonder if the Braun announcement was done as a scare tactic for the other players named on the report.
post #2840 of 4033
Wouldn't it be funny if he and Chris Davis got suspended at the same time?

You don't really think that home run derby was done without PEDS do you?
post #2841 of 4033

Did you catch Dan Le Batard's CesPEDes Tweet? Every Cuban on Twitter wanted him dead. That guy is such an effective troll.

post #2842 of 4033
I wonder what percentage of sports readers glance at Dan's name and read it as "Dan Le Bastard"?

I'm certainly part of that group
post #2843 of 4033
Tim Hudson crazy.gifuhoh.giffrown.gif

Also, I've seen a handful of articles that cite an "MLB source" who has said there's a possibility A Roid will face a lifetime ban. That seems highly unlikely - folks are saying that's just out there to force him to negotiate - but it's crazy that the whole PED thing has gotten to a point where a ban is even a remotely believable possibility.
post #2844 of 4033
Seems like a scare tactic although it would help put a moratorium on this bullshit. Too bad about Hudson.
post #2845 of 4033
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Seems like a scare tactic although it would help put a moratorium on this bullshit. .

I have no idea, obviously, but I could see it as something agreed to behind the scenes. For MLB, they get to publicize that they are "serious" about this issue and willing to crack down. For Rodriguez, he eases into retirement relatively quietly, a bit like Jordan's first retirement. He's 38, I believe. It's been a couple of years since he broke 20 home runs, and five years since he hit .300. If he is suspended for the season, does he really want to come back at 39 (presumably PED free or on some new experimental cocktail of unproven effectiveness) and risk further obliterating memories of what he used to be by putting up another few years of mediocre numbers?

Yes, he's about 100 hits shy of 3,000, and if he got his home run production back up into the 30-ish range for a few more years I suppose he'd have an outside chance of passing Bonds (realistically, though, that would require being productive into his early-mid 40's.) But it's not like he needs to hit those sorts of statistical milestones to establish his HOF credentials. How he is viewed at this point is going to turn entirely on how people feel about the PED issue - if you turn a blind eye to that there's no question that his career numbers put him in the upper echelon.
post #2846 of 4033
A-Rod vs. the Yankees with more sketchy docs in the mix.

It's like watching a divorce where both husband and wife are assholes.
post #2847 of 4033
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I have no idea, obviously, but I could see it as something agreed to behind the scenes. For MLB, they get to publicize that they are "serious" about this issue and willing to crack down. For Rodriguez, he eases into retirement relatively quietly, a bit like Jordan's first retirement. He's 38, I believe. It's been a couple of years since he broke 20 home runs, and five years since he hit .300. If he is suspended for the season, does he really want to come back at 39 (presumably PED free or on some new experimental cocktail of unproven effectiveness) and risk further obliterating memories of what he used to be by putting up another few years of mediocre numbers?

Doesn't he have about 100 million reasons why he doesn't want to retire and go away? That money would be hard to pass up.
post #2848 of 4033
The thing is he's overstayed his welcome in NY, at least that's the impression I get. And it's doubtful any other team will want to take a chance on him (well there's always a team I take that back).

Came across this interview with Schmidty from four years ago. Fairly candid, talking about the 'culture' of PEDs and that the game goes through these eras, such as the greenies era of the 60s and 70s, the coke era of the 80s, and of course this. Frankly I don't feel like anything definitive will happen any time soon. Selig is too much of a dink. It would almost take something drastic from the player's union, where they said something like alright enough's enough and they out the players that are using. It's just that the list is so long!


post #2849 of 4033
A-Rod. is there any other great athlete so universally reviled in history? best I can come up with is OJ Simpson, but that was for something he did long after retirement
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A-Rod. is there any other great athlete so universally reviled in history? best I can come up with is OJ Simpson, but that was for something he did long after retirement
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