The steroid rumor mill has been spinning out of control. More than 50 players tested positive, one megastar. Clubhouse talk. Maybe it's only a dozen, but there's a bigger name than Rafael Palmeiro. That's what's going around.
At this point, this is all nothing but idle speculation, seemingly exaggerated, since the executive council hasn't been notified, and those members had known for a long time about Palmeiro, Ryan Franklin and another player whose name will soon leak out.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball today announced that minor league player Wilson Delgado, under contract to the Florida Marlins, has been suspended for 30 games, effective today, for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
This is the second offense this season for Delgado.
Michael Kay on ESPN Radio:
2 major stars have tested positive for steroids. At least one of them is a National Leaguer and is a potential hall of famer. The other one is an American Leaguer and is a lock for the hall of fame. The release of this player's name will be devestating to MLB and could bring the sport to it's knees. This American Leaguer is not someone you would suspect of using steroids.