A lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don’t like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That’s when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.
MLB has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez is on the list, according to CBS News.
Remember when BALCO fell like the Roman Empire? Somewhere in the ashes, we assumed that a fatal blow was struck against dopers and dealers. We thought that the eye of the steroid storm had drifted off to the sea of history. How’s that going?
With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball’s drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star Game, and insisted “this sport is cleaner than it’s ever been.”
Everyone seems sure that Anthony Bosch will just show up and testify. How can this be? Why would Bosch incriminate himself?
Meanwhile, Commissioner Bud Selig said MLB’s “very comprehensive” probe proves that baseball has the toughest drug policy in professional sports.
A league executive told CBS News that Anthony Bosch could implicate up to 25 players, including some stars not currently connected to the firestorm.
You just hope it isn’t so. These days, there is no way of knowing who is using performance-enhancing drugs and who is not. But the idea that Robinson Cano has used PEDs is enough to sicken any baseball fan or official.
A list written in April by Biogenesis of America clinic founder Anthony Bosch named the two Yankees with dollar amounts next to their names, according to an ESPN report.
“At this point at least, we’re deliberating just what we’re going to do with the documents. We haven’t said no. We haven’t said yes,” New Times editor Chuck Strouse said.
If the new allegations were true, the Yankees would face high hurdles to get out of the final five years and $114 million of Rodriguez’s record $275 million, 10-year contract.
On Tuesday, the Miami New Times blew the doors open on Anthony Bosch and his anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis. There was A-Rod’s name, among others, reportedly listed in “an extraordinary batch of records.”
“I think it’s important for me to grieve leaving New York,” Dickey said on Tuesday. “I had a proverbial home there. I had a home among fans. I had a home in an organization.”
WFAN co-host Evan Roberts provides his weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings.
Melky Cabrera disqualified himself from the NL batting title race.