Originally Posted by 757690
One thing to consider when coming to conclusions about PED use and it's effect on run production in MLB. We are all assuming that PED use has dramatically declined since testing. I am sure it has declined some, but we really don't know how prevalent it was in the Steroid Era nor how much it has changed since testing began. Because of this ignorance, all analysis of the effect of PED based on MLB overall numbers is meaningless, and silly.
I do think that it is absurd to think that PED use didn't dramatically increase the offensive production of player that we know took steroids. When looking at the players like Canseco, McGwire, Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, Brady Anderson, etc, the effects of PED use on their production is unmistakable. I really can't understand how one can look at these players and deny that PED use made significantly better players.
I also see a lot of assumptions that it only began in 1995 too.
Which I think is hogwash myself.