Originally Posted by M2
Chavez played in the Bay Area and slumped after 2004. I know he's got some serious injuries at the moment, but I find it hard to believe his best years weren't PED-enabled.
I did a little research off the top of my head and came up with this. Look at the big name players who have come through the A's organization and their history after they left the A's. Both Tejada and the Giambi brothers have been linked strongly to PED's. Mulder and Hudson have had injuries derail their career. Zito has been downright awful after he signed the huge contract with the Giants. Im sure there are other players that you can throw into the mix but those were just the names that I came up with off the top of my head.
But this brings me to a pure speculative conclusion. It would not surprise me one bit if PEDs were not only rampant on the A's but also pushed by the organization. The A's as an organization have always tried to find an advantage over the rest of baseball by using the cheapest ways possible. Again this is pure speculation, but its something I can't dismiss at face value.