PEDs, banned substances and suspensions 2018

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come on, getting nailed for Stanozolol is so five years ago

— keithlaw (@keithlaw) March 18, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 March 2018 20:14 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

robinson cano, 80 games

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:00 (two years ago) link


Andy K, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:02 (two years ago) link

pay the minor leaguers with major-league drug money

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) May 15, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:31 (two years ago) link

Does the suspension include the DL time?

A good break for the Jays.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:20 (two years ago) link

apparently the DL time will count toward the 80 games

lotta juicers -- cano, melky, a-rod, pettitte -- on that 2009 yankees team

mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:32 (two years ago) link


frogbs, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:36 (two years ago) link

was apparently appealing since ST; DL time counting in his favor prob led him to drop appeal

Is there no “cmon it’s the fuckin Mariners” appeal option?

JoeStork, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 22:30 (two years ago) link

Feel bad, but honestly, how stupid can you be?

clemenza, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:30 (two years ago) link

Maybe this was the secret to Cano's amazing durability? Who knows. McGwire always claimed he only needed PED's to remain in the lineup.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:30 (two years ago) link

Jeff Sullivan

pay the minor leaguers with major-league drug money

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:24 (two years ago) link

Braun claimed that too. Given he's out every other day, I kinda believe it.

frogbs, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:28 (two years ago) link

Yeah, I'm sure there is a link when you play so consistently well and virtually injury-free into your mid-'30s. He absolutely won't go into the HOF now. Even writers who have softened on the first PED users--who make the reasonable case that there were no sanctions in place, the league and fans and writers looked the other way, etc.--a lot of them have gone on record as saying that getting caught now is totally different. It's cheating, plain and simple.

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:52 (two years ago) link

(Not saying at all that everyone who's durable is a PED user. But if you get caught, then that's a reasonable link to make.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:53 (two years ago) link

i'm not comfortable forecasting future attitudes.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:54 (two years ago) link

welington castillo, PEDs, 80 games

na (NA), Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:15 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

this documentary could be worth a look

Director Billy Corben profiles the colorful South Florida characters who were responsible for supplying performance-enhancing drugs to the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and other players. The film plays like a crime comedy in the tradition of Elmore Leonard. The behavior is so childish that Corben reenacts scenes with actual children playing Rodriguez and others, like a cross between The Little Rascals and The Thin Blue Line.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 21:14 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 6, 2019

na (NA), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:28 (two years ago) link

I Have a Peptide

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:29 (two years ago) link

second knuckleballer to get a PED suspension (after eddie gamboa) iirc

seems particularly dumb

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:45 (two years ago) link

3 stints on the DL in 2018... seems like his left knee cartilage was the culprit.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 7 March 2019 15:44 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

frankie montas, 80 games

mookieproof, Friday, 21 June 2019 21:01 (one year ago) link


i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:20 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

tim beckham, 80 games

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 17:05 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

The use of gas-station sexual-enhancement pills in baseball is so prevalent that MLB sent out a memo warning players that their use could lead to positive PED tests, as at least two players have claimed this year, sources tell ESPN. News:

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 21, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:46 (one year ago) link

why, one would almost think ballplayers pursue lots of sex on the road

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:55 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Twins starter Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games for a drug violation, sources tell ESPN. He originally got an 80-game suspension, but it was reduced to 60 on appeal, as a compelling case was made that a banned diuretic he used was not a masking agent for PEDs.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 7, 2019

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:47 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

MLB, MLBPA agree to testing regime changes

• All samples collected under the Program will now be tested for the presence of Opioids, Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Synthetic THC (among other Drugs of Abuse). Any Player who tests positive for one of these Drugs of Abuse will be referred to the Parties’ Joint Treatment Board (composed of medical professionals specializing in substance abuse and representatives from the Office of the Commissioner and the Players Association) for an initial evaluation and, if appropriate, formulation of a personalized treatment plan for that Player going forward. Only Players who fail to cooperate with their initial evaluation or prescribed treatment plan may be subject to discipline.

• Natural Cannabinoids (e.g., THC, CBD, and Marijuana) will be removed from the Program’s list of Drugs of Abuse. Going forward, marijuana-related conduct will be treated the same as alcohol-related conduct under the Parties’ Joint Treatment Program for Alcohol-Related and Off-Field Violent Conduct, which provides for mandatory evaluation, voluntary treatment and the possibility of discipline by a Player’s Club or the Commissioner’s Office in response to certain conduct involving Natural Cannabinoids.

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:03 (one year ago) link

it's a Richard Linklater sport

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 December 2019 22:21 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Houston #Astros LHP Kent Emanuel will miss rest of season after receiving 80-game suspension after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), a performance-enhancing substance.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 6, 2020

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:28 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

robinson cano again. the thread comes full circle.

na (NA), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 20:41 (five months ago) link

don'tcha know

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 20:42 (five months ago) link


Second Base (7th):
68.9 career WAR / 49.4 7yr-peak WAR / 59.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20):
69.5 career WAR / 44.4 7yr-peak WAR / 57.0 JAWS

mookieproof, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 21:04 (five months ago) link

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