East Coast Balco Scandal

January 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment


So as many of you may have already heard, the Miami New Times has just posted an article about reports of an “anti-aging” clinic in Miami selling PEDs to known players. Some of the bigger names include, Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, and Yankee Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Now I’m not going to go in and describe the article, because you all can go read it yourself.  I’m also not going to argue whether or not PEDs should be allowed in baseball.  This article is based on the fact that they are currently not allowed.  Instead I’m going to talk about how stupid these players are, and how stupid they think the MLB and Fans are.

Now I’m going to give a quick rundown of the four players.  First I’m going to assume these reports are related to Melky Cabrera’s positive test last year, and that he’s not a repeat offender.  Melky was the Yankees essentially fourth oufielder when he was there, known for a decent average, but being a plus defender with a rocket arm.  He had the talent to start.  And this year he showed it… however he way outperformed his talent level from previous years, batting champion til his suspension with a lot more power than I recall when he was a yankee.  Red flags MLB probably picked up on leading to his suspension.

Colon was an ace pitcher in his hayday. However he had fallen off in recent years.  A couple of years ago he had a come back year with the Yankees in a year where the Bombers couldn’t keep their pitchers healthy, and it earned him a new contract with oakland.  However pitchers past their prime don’t just suddenly get their stuff back.  I said awhile back Colon is taking something and I was right.

The only way I can explain A-Rod however is that he is a “Manny Ramirez” kind of stupid.  You already got caught once, and got a slap on the wrist and a 300million dollar contract with the Yankees (notice a pattern here?). And he goes out and gets caught again. I get he wanted to pass Bonds HR record, and he’s seriously dropped off and needed a boost.  But think about this.  If suspended for 50 games, the Yankees won’t need to pay him for almost 1/3rd of the season.  Saving them between 8-10million dollars.  They might be under the luxury tax this year after all.

Now finally Gio Gonzalez.  One of the top 3 pitchers on my Fantasy Baseball keeper league along with Ian Kennedy and RA Dickey.  If you get suspended for 50 games for this you seriously hurt my chances of winning this year. Let alone the chances of the Nationals repeating in the NL East not that the Braves have the Upton brothers patrolling their OF.

~written by JM

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