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  • My List of Juiced Players. What's Yours?

    These are a list of players that I think have used, and benefitted from steroids in recent years. Agree or disagree?

    1. McGwire
    2. Sosa
    3. Bret Boone
    4. Bonds
    5. Giambi (juicing again?)
    6. Palmeiro
    7. Juan Gonzalez

    McGwire and Giambi are no brainers. If it turns out that Giambi is back on his game through hard work, I'll be very surprised and impressed.

    Palmeiro is busted and can't deal with it. It is unfortunate because I liked him,and his stats, a lot before this all happened. Ofcourse maybe we shouldn't be surprised. Do you think the Viagra endorsement was a clue?

    Juan Gon and Bret Boone are obvious to me, and I'm surprised that not many people associate them with steroids (maybe you all do,write to let me know). Gonzalez won a minor league batting crown and hit zero homeruns in that season. Four years later, he was hitting 40+ in the bigs. He's a monster that became (suddenly) riddled with health problems. Moreover, from what we know now, he was in the right place at the right time to get involved. It just makes too much sense. As for Boone, he was an average hitter with minimal power (12-20 HR's per season) until he busted out. After all the stuff started circulating about steroids, he becomes injured often and disappears. Sounds familiar doesn't it?

    Bonds and Sosa are guilty as sin. I'm not against a player working out and getting more powerful...but these two guys changed everything about their games. These two were leadoff hitter early in their careers. They were speedy punchers who had some bat speed and power...but nothing like what we see from them now. Both were very productive late in their careers, and then both got injured and disappeared.

    Don't you think that it is odd that Sosa, Bonds, Giambi, and Boone all got injured around the same time, the same time that the steroid story broke. And they find it very hard to shake these injuries and get back to the game. If it was Eckstien, Jeter, and Carl Crawford...maybe I wouldn't be so suspicious. Look at the facts and tell me I'm wrong.

    Let's not forget Brady Anderson and Todd Hundley.They were juiced up too. I'm not against anyone having a career year, or a breakout year...but these two guys were 'roided up pretty good.

    Tell me what you think...I've been told that I'm wrong before...so it doesn't bother me.If you think I'm right...gimme a Hoorah!!

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    I am thinking Brad Fullmer was juiced.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bluesteve32
      I am thinking Brad Fullmer was juiced.
      I remember Fullmer as a prospect for the Expos...then he showed up playing for the Angels. Looking at his stats...it's very possible. I don't know whether it was a peak in a lack-luster career, but the 'roids could be involved.

      Thanks for throwing a new name in the mix. I thought of another one...Magglio Ordonez. Great numbers for a few seasons, then he disappeared. How about Carl Everett? That would explain his transformatiuon from leadoff hitter to power guy. Might also explain his temper issues.

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      • #4
        Felix Heredia
        Rafael Betancourt
        Barry Bonds
        Jason Giambi
        Jose Canseco
        Mark McGwire
        Sammy Sosa
        Brady Anderson
        Bret Boone
        Lenny Dykstra
        Raffy Palmiero
        Brad Fullmer
        Ryan Franklin
        Alex Sanchez

        That should do me, for openers at least.
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        • #5
          Don't forget Edgar Martinez.
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          • #6
            fullmer is an interesting one ive never thought of. he had good power in toronto and anaheim and then his numbers dropped off big time. i dont even know where he is now

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sschirmer
              .......

              Alex Sanchez
              LOL ... still kills me that guy was the first casualty. I almost spit my coffee out when I heard that for the first time. I actually thought it was a joke.

              Then I realized that it made sense that it wasn't just for the power hitters using them to bulk up.


              So my list, along those lines - could literally be ANYONE !
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              • #8
                Call me cynical, but I am suspicious of every single prfessional baseball player. I don't think every single one was a user, but I think the non-users were tolerant of the users and didn't do anything to rid the game of steroids. I suppose there was too much money to be made.

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                • #9
                  Bonds and Sosa are guilty as sin. I'm not against a player working out and getting more powerful...but these two guys changed everything about their games. These two were leadoff hitter early in their careers. They were speedy punchers who had some bat speed and power
                  Even before Bonds got big and his head grew to about double its previous size he had a lot of power. I don't think he started using until at least the late 90's. I'd say without 'roids he still would have been one of the all-time greats, just not top 5. And in the same vein as Juan Gone, i think Pudge definitely used. He lost a ton of weight this year and most of his power.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tommydale1
                    These are a list of players that I think have used, and benefitted from steroids in recent years...
                    hey, you forgot tony gwynn:
                    '82 - 1 hr
                    '83 - 1
                    '84 - 5
                    '85 - 6
                    '86 - 14 !
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                    '96 - 3
                    '97 - 17
                    '98 - 16
                    '99 - 10


                    also, his only two back-to-back over-.500 slugging seasons were when he was 37 and 38 years old!

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                    • #11
                      Don't think pitchers don't juice as well.

                      John Rocker, Kenny Rogers, Billy Koch, and Eric Gagne are all suspect in my mind.
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                      • #12
                        Bonds
                        Giambi
                        (anyone else implicated in the BALCO scandal - Armando Rios, Estalella, Benard, etc.)
                        McGwire
                        Big Hurt
                        B. Boone
                        Palmeiro
                        Brady Anderson
                        Albert Belle
                        Mo Vaughn (?)
                        Juan-Gone (?)
                        Thome (?)
                        Pat Burrell (?)
                        Henry Rodriguez (?) - had one 40-homer season for the Cubs in 98 then disappeared

                        There's probably a lot more I could come up with given enough time but that's one man's 3-minute list.
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                        • #13
                          I also think Caminiti was juiced....
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HankAaron86
                            I also think Caminiti was juiced....
                            Considering he did admit it helped in his rehab, I think that's a safe assumption.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zito75
                              Don't forget Edgar Martinez.
                              No he did not. He is friends with Ichiro.

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