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New York Red
01-29-2013, 12:40 PM
Wow, how dirty is this guy? It's looking like his entire career was a fraud, even as recently as 2012. :eek:

The report includes other players as well. If these reports are still coming out of the woodwork, how are we to believe anyone is clean at this point?

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/21622130/arod-nelson-cruz-gio-gonzalez-among-players-named-in-new-ped-report

goreds2
01-29-2013, 12:52 PM
A-ROD'S contract should now be null and void now.

nheath22
01-29-2013, 12:59 PM
A-ROD'S contract should now be null and void now.

Good news for the Yankees. Bad news for anyone else wanting a FA in the next couple of years.

A-Rod's career definitely took another major hit today.

alwaysawarrior
01-29-2013, 01:04 PM
ARod got old rapidly so it made me believe he had at least gotten off the good stuff. Interesting to see Gio Gonzalez's name on there as well.

malcontent
01-29-2013, 01:12 PM
ARod got old rapidly so it made me believe he had at least gotten off the good stuff. Interesting to see Gio Gonzalez's name on there as well.
Yeah. What are the odds that GG gets suspended now?

New York Red
01-29-2013, 01:22 PM
One thing is certain; the 50-game suspensions are not bringing this issue to an end. It makes me wonder how often (or how rarely) random drug tests are administered to players. Are some players tested more frequently than others? Are some not tested at all? What does "random" really mean in regards to MLB's drug testing policy?

bigfunguy
01-29-2013, 02:36 PM
noticed where someboy pointed out we basically traded 3 juicers for Latos...

PaulyOH
01-29-2013, 04:22 PM
noticed where someboy pointed out we basically traded 3 juicers for Latos...

Yep....more names are supposed to come out today in relation to the Miami clinic....I'll be stunned if Yonder Alonso's name doesn't eventually surface.

RedTruck
01-29-2013, 05:07 PM
Wow at Gio being mentioned. Looks like his past few incredible seasons have been nothing more than a farce:thumbdown:

JB12
01-29-2013, 05:12 PM
And in the words of MLB memes

"Linked to PEDs in 2012... still hits .120 in the playoffs.

webbbj
01-29-2013, 05:21 PM
oh wow how shocking.

bigredmechanism
01-29-2013, 05:40 PM
One thing is certain; the 50-game suspensions are not bringing this issue to an end. It makes me wonder how often (or how rarely) random drug tests are administered to players. Are some players tested more frequently than others? Are some not tested at all? What does "random" really mean in regards to MLB's drug testing policy?

I read a Deadspin article today that talked to Votto about this very question. Not a recent interview, but relevant.

http://deadspin.com/5919417/the-best-hitter-in-baseball-thinks-it-should-be-a-pitchers-game


How many times a year are you tested for steroids?
"Brandon Phillips and I are probably tested 5-7 times a year, HGH included. [Dan Patrick: How does the process work?] Blood test for the HGH and urine sample for everything else. Pants down. Microscope right next to your groin and they get to do that as often and randomly as they want."

bigfunguy
01-29-2013, 05:53 PM
Balco Part 2....

New York Red
01-29-2013, 06:31 PM
I read a Deadspin article today that talked to Votto about this very question. Not a recent interview, but relevant.

http://deadspin.com/5919417/the-best-hitter-in-baseball-thinks-it-should-be-a-pitchers-game
Thanks for that link. That answered my question pretty well.

NCCardfan
01-29-2013, 07:22 PM
A-ROD'S contract should now be null and void now.

I saw that Alex has already hired a high dollar lawyer. That means something in itself IMO.


Personally I only have 1 problem with that, giving the Yankees the gift of getting under the luxury tax next year. Those clowns need to pay out the wazoo for handing out multiple stupid $$$$$ contracts but that's my own little pet peeve.

I was a bit shocked about seeing GG on it as well.

JB12
01-29-2013, 09:44 PM
I saw that Alex has already hired a high dollar lawyer. That means something in itself IMO.


Personally I only have 1 problem with that, giving the Yankees the gift of getting under the luxury tax next year. Those clowns need to pay out the wazoo for handing out multiple stupid $$$$$ contracts but that's my own little pet peeve.

I was a bit shocked about seeing GG on it as well.


I completely agree, they definitely SHOULD have to pay out the wazoo. Terrible strategy on their part, handing out those top dollar contracts/multi-year contracts to all-stars on the tail ends of their career.

I'm hoping we don't see any of our guys get implicated eventually...

webbbj
01-29-2013, 11:18 PM
I was a bit shocked about seeing GG on it as well.

You must be very gullible. This story is like the least shocking news of the offseason.

texasdave
02-01-2013, 03:35 PM
The man who was going to hit 1,000 home runs will never see the inside of Cooperstown.

http://tracking.si.com/2013/02/01/alex-rogiguez-performance-enhancing-drugs-anthony-bosch/?sct=hp_t2_a2&eref=sihp

texasdave
02-01-2013, 03:41 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_career.shtml

14 players have hit 550 or more home runs in the history of major league baseball. Six are cheating dogs. Bonds, Rodriguez, Sosa, McGwire, Palmeiro, Ramirez.

LeDoux
02-01-2013, 11:19 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_career.shtml

14 players have hit 550 or more home runs in the history of major league baseball. Six are cheating dogs. Bonds, Rodriguez, Sosa, McGwire, Palmeiro, Ramirez.

Cooperstown needs a basement, a "baseball hell" for these guys. Video images of their strikeouts and errors can play for eternity down there.

Oh and reserve aspot for Chris carpenter.

holster10
02-28-2013, 12:09 PM
Of those six mentioned, I think Bonds is still a sure bet HOF. It will take some time but it will happen. With or without "the help", the guy was a HOF caliber player.

Ironman92
03-03-2013, 11:38 AM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_career.shtml

14 players have hit 550 or more home runs in the history of major league baseball. Six are cheating dogs. Bonds, Rodriguez, Sosa, McGwire, Palmeiro, Ramirez.

Griffey fits the mold very well....I'm not saying he did but I can attribute many similar things.

SweetLou1990
03-03-2013, 10:53 PM
Griffey fits the mold very well....I'm not saying he did but I can attribute many similar things.

I have never heard of it, Griffey has a rep for not being involved. I don't think he fits the mold at all.

NebraskaRed
03-21-2013, 12:29 PM
Of those six mentioned, I think Bonds is still a sure bet HOF. It will take some time but it will happen. With or without "the help", the guy was a HOF caliber player.

Agreed. I think it'll take some time too, but Bonds is in eventually. I also think McGwire will be as well (though that opinion will earn me few friends around here).

NebraskaRed
03-21-2013, 12:32 PM
http://goo.gl/Yd7ij

Braun saying that "You get to the point where you almost don't care what people think. But anyone that knows me and who has ever known me knows who I am. They know the way I live my life. They know I'm a good person" is not a denial of taking PEDs, now is it?

mgbrown66
04-09-2013, 11:07 PM
Griffey fits the mold very well....I'm not saying he did but I can attribute many similar things.

If anything Griffey does not fit the mold. He never got better in his 30s. He was slow to recover from injury.