Skip to comments.MLB seeks to suspend A-Rod, Braun
Posted on 06/05/2013 8:41:30 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, "Outside the Lines" has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.
Tony Bosch, founder of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America, reached an agreement this week to cooperate with MLB's investigation, two sources told "Outside the Lines," giving MLB the ammunition officials believe they need to suspend the players.
One source familiar with the case said the commissioner's office might seek 100-game suspensions for Rodriguez, Braun and other players, the penalty for a second doping offense. The argument, the source said, is the players' connection to Bosch constitutes one offense, and previous statements to MLB officials denying any such connection or the use of PEDs constitute another.
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Please let Cub reliever Carlos Marmol be on this list.....he sucks.
I remember when the steroid thing first started and the Mariners had one of their relievers on the list. I had to ask myself, if he was on steroids shouldn’t he be pitching better?
Melky Cabrerra is another name that I heard this morning too.
Personally I think this is all stupid and not worth wasting taxpayer dollars on it but I still wish players wouldn’t do it at all.
I’m just not sure that PEDs really enhance performance all that much.
I’d like to see an investigation of the current politicians in the COngress and Senate that are on drugs. The decisions they make, the bills they introduce all seems to be “out in left field” most of the time. Sounds like they too would qualify for suspensions for longer than 100 games, how about for life.
A lot of the time, it is the THOUGHT that PED's enhance performance that is most important.
Later in a career, PED's do help little aches and pains get better faster so a player can play up to the MLB professional level longer.
Ryan Braun Brewers
Everth Cabrera Padres
Melky Cabrera Blue Jays
Francisco Cervelli Yankees
Bartolo Colon Athletics
Nelson Cruz Rangers
Fautino de los Santos Free agent
Gio Gonzalez* Nationals
Yasmani Grandal Padres
Fernando Martinez Astros
Jesus Montero Mariners
Jordan Norberto Free agent
Jhonny Peralta Tigers
Cesar Puello** Mets
Alex Rodriguez Yankees
Barry Bonds? Mark McGuire? Not helped by PED’s?
Maybe if he’s suspended again, A-Rod will look at his health and the suspension and decide to retire. One can only hope.
He’d still get his money if he does.
List from the site at post 8.
A-Rod has been a financial disaster for the past couple of years.
What evidence do you have that PEDs did anything to enhance their performance?
Unless you can take a guy off the street and turn him into a home run hitter through the use of PEDs, I see no real evidence. At best PEDs turn double hitters into home run hitters.
MLB will rue the day they tried to suspend Ryan Braun again.
He’s already beaten them once. The same arbitrator will let him go again, and smack down baseball doubly-hard for picking on him with a revenge motive. Such are the ways of union enforced arbitration.
Bud Selig needs to learn what a no-win situation looks like.
(I know, I know....he could buy the Marlins. Turn the sarc off now, please)
Amazing how many of them play for or played for the Yankees.
The Yankees’ll be sucking wind without A-Rod.
PED’s absolutely help guys, especially when they start losing a little speed on their fastball, etc.
They help you recover from injuries much faster.
Let me ask you this.....
IF you were negotiating your contract in another year and it would help you get an extra $5 million dollars a year for the next six years, would you take them?
I know what my answer would be. HECK YEA!
Peralta is good but not spectacular.
That’s because the Yankees can afford to pay the big bucks. With the exception of Jeter and Rivera. The whole Yankees team for the last 10 years has been composed of the most expensive free agents available in the majors.
These are the players that are mid way through their career and take PED’s to keep hitting homers and keep their fastball in the mid 90’s. Also, many of these contracts are structured with performance incentives(hits, home runs, RBIs, etc.).
There is the easy way to get cleared. Change their names to Bonds and McGuire!
Say it ain’t so Jhonny.
It can’t take a no talent guy like me and turn me into a big leaguer.
A lot of sports is eye/hand coordination. You could pump me full of roids BUT, I still will not be able to hit a 85 mph fastball, much less 95-100 mph.
Try going to a local fun park batting cage and try to hit a ball going over 75 mph.
Those are the real reasons why there are so few guys like Ted Williams.
I know - I’m a Sox fan.
A lot from the American league. I have the solution, get rid of the DH.
Is baseball irrelevant yet?
Look at their numbers! Better at 40 than 35? No to mention their physiques.
Also, turning a “doubles hitter” into a home run hitter is precisely enhancing their performance.
Wow. Alex Avila just made a double play by himself at 3rd base.
Runner got caught in a rundown between 3rd and home right at 3rd base and the runner from 2nd thought he could sneak in and Avila tagged him too as he slid into 3rd.
Montero got sent down. If he was using PEDs, they weren’t working.
Braun is guilty as shite. What a terrible liar he is, he should run for Congress.
Just come clean and beg for mercy Ryan.
He's not giving up the more than $100 million the Yankees owe him.
Why would that be when Kevin Youkilis is putting the same numbers he has put up over the past couple of years?
But they could be getting the same numbers from Youkilis and have A-Rod at short, too.
He still gets paid, but mostly by the insurance policy. He’d come off the Yankees’ payroll, however, and they’d save about 80 percent of the remaining value.
The ‘roids couldn’t have been that good if Nellie Cruz missed that fly ball in Game 6.
Or to "Sammy Sooser" and "Mike McGwire."
They certainly aren’t the magic that some think they are.
Frankly I don’t care if the pros use them or not because they have the money to deal with the potential medical issues down the road.
I’d really rather see legislation that seriously punishes those who provide them to high school kids.
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