Not surprisingly, yesterday’s game at Minnesota was bagged by the weather, which doesn’t figure to be much better in Colorado this week. I wrote last week Matt Harvey could pitch against Stephen Strasburg in the first game of the Washington series, and depending on possible postponements it could still pan out that way. The Mets will have the back end of their rotation in the first three games of the Colorado series, with Dillon Gee, [...]
I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en route to the playoffs and a veteran laden team was rubbed the wrong way by Milledge’s brashness and arrogance. Then-manager [...]
It seems to me that the Mets are in a lot of trouble. I’m not talking about the fact that the Mets are now in 3rd place and are now under .500. I’m talking about the 9 baseball players that are currently on the disabled list or that their salaries equal almost 70 million dollars. The organization itself seems to be in disarray. The organization from top to bottom seem to be throwing each other [...]
Year after year, is anyone really surprised when absurd All-Star voting preliminary voting figures are released. We shouldn’t be, because there will always be the city that bombards the voting, the popularity contest, or the injured player who is inexplicably high. Here’s the rundown of how voting has shaped up across the league: 1B: National League- Albert Pujols. Pujols has almost doubled up Prince Fielder and will likely start in St. Louis. Pujols will and [...]
When the news broke yesterday about Manny Ramirez being suspended for using a banned substance, many expressed surprise and some shock. It was the same when Alex Rodriguez admitted he lied and that he did in fact use steroids. When two big players such as A-Rod and Manny Ramirez get thrust into the performance enhancing drugs controversy, it’s going to become a tabloid-like, National Enquirer-esque sensation. The rumors of PED use had already been tied to both [...]
As we all know Manny Ramirez has tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) and will serve a 50 game suspension under the drug policy instituted by Major League Baseball. To be clear Manny did not use a steroid. The drug found in his system Human Chorionic Gonadatropin (HCG). Wikipedia identifies the intended use for the drug as: a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy that is made by the developing embryo soon after conception and [...]
The LA Times is reporting that Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and will be suspended 50 games starting today. Apparently, the test result and suspension is expected to be announced later today. The suspension will cost Ramirez $7.7 million, or roughly 31% of his $25-million salary. Players in violation of baseball’s drug policy are not paid during suspensions. Ramirez is expected to attribute the test results to medication received from a doctor [...]
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