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Was this even reported (Roids Issue)?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:06 pm
by Krunk City King$
I heard about the feller that got suspended today:
Toronto Blue Jays minor-league pitcher Edward Rodriguez received a 50-game suspension for using steroids.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5496056


But I stumbled on this story from last week. Was it even on any sportscast? I guess it is no big deal if none of the players were not named Bonds. But once again it shows that juicing is a big issue that surrounds MLB pitching... :-°



D-Backs minor-league pitcher, 4 others suspended over steroids

Associated Press
Apr. 18, 2006 02:00 PM


NEW YORK - Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher Angel Rocha was suspended for 100 games Tuesday, the toughest penalty baseball has levied for a positive steroids test.

Rocha was suspended for 15 games last June 6. The Diamondbacks would not say which farm team he had been assigned to, spokeswoman Lynita Johnson said.

Four players were suspended for 50 games each for testing positive: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Karl Jelinas, New York Mets pitcher Jorge Reyes, St. Louis outfielder Yonathan Sivira and San Diego pitcher Matthew Varner.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/ ... 18-ON.html

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:15 pm
by matmat
pitchers....

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:57 pm
by josebach
matmat wrote:pitchers....


At the very least, it can be used as a valid reason why none of the offensive records should have asterisks by them.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:05 pm
by Madison
I read an article about it, but didn't post anything simply because the names involved don't affect very many people.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:09 pm
by Amazinz
The Mets had two players from A suspended 50 days recently but there wasn't a peep about it other than on Mets minors related sites.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:28 pm
by thedude
If the players are only fringe prospects do you expect a lot of noise?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:45 pm
by Amazinz
thedude wrote:If the players are only fringe prospects do you expect a lot of noise?

No I don't necessarily expect it just thought it was odd since the media can't get enough of the steroid controversy.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:30 pm
by Krunk City King$
Amazinz wrote:
thedude wrote:If the players are only fringe prospects do you expect a lot of noise?

No I don't necessarily expect it just thought it was odd since the media can't get enough of the steroid controversy.


;-D

Ditto.

Part of this new and improved anti-roids movement is supposed to be about sending messages to the youths across America's playing fields.

Say no to drugs.... :-°

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:21 pm
by d18Mike
Count me among the morons who until agressive testing started last year thought that steriods were primarily a hitters aid. I would have bet it was an 80/20 hitter-to-pitcher ratio. It seems that at least 50% of the busts thus far in the Majors and Minors have been pitchers.