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  • 100 game suspension for Guillermo Mota

    Not too often are players dumb enough to get caught TWICE.

    LOS ANGELES — Right-hander Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for Clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing drug.

    Mota, 38, served a 50-game suspension in 2007 while pitching for the New York Mets. He is the third player to be penalized twice under the Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
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    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/b...osition=recent

  • #2
    Pity for him he probably doesn't have the kind of influence Ryan Braun does.

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    • #3
      Wow, what an idiot! Once is a mistake. Twice is just plain stupid.

      Unbelievable.

      But if he served 50 games the first time, I can't help but wonder why the second time is only 100 games. Imho, the punishment should be more harsh than simply double the original. One would think MLB would take this a bit more seriously than that.
      Put it in the books.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by milladrive View Post
        Wow, what an idiot! Once is a mistake. Twice is just plain stupid.

        Unbelievable.

        But if he served 50 games the first time, I can't help but wonder why the second time is only 100 games. Imho, the punishment should be more harsh than simply double the original. One would think MLB would take this a bit more seriously than that.

        in olympic sports you get a lifetime ban. I think the problem here is not the MLB but the players union.
        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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        • #5
          It was tainted! It grew the substance in the collection container during transport.. :joking:
          Mike Hopper
          Former Gateway Grizzlies Intern

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          • #6
            Originally posted by milladrive View Post
            Wow, what an idiot! Once is a mistake. Twice is just plain stupid.

            Unbelievable.

            But if he served 50 games the first time, I can't help but wonder why the second time is only 100 games. Imho, the punishment should be more harsh than simply double the original. One would think MLB would take this a bit more seriously than that.
            I think these are union negotiated penalties. 100 games sounds like a lot but it's barely 1/2 a season. I'm pretty sure in Olympic sports and cycling the bans are usually in terms of years.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
              I think these are union negotiated penalties. 100 games sounds like a lot but it's barely 1/2 a season. I'm pretty sure in Olympic sports and cycling the bans are usually in terms of years.
              right. First time two years second time life sentence.
              I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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              • #8
                Mota has made something like $17.2M for pitching 850 or so innings. Maybe he wasn't so dumb after all.
                Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Joe33 View Post
                  Pity for him he probably doesn't have the kind of influence Ryan Braun does.

                  Pity for him, the integrity of his sample wasn't compromised by a foolish pee collector.
                  My top 10 players:

                  1. Babe Ruth
                  2. Barry Bonds
                  3. Ty Cobb
                  4. Ted Williams
                  5. Willie Mays
                  6. Alex Rodriguez
                  7. Hank Aaron
                  8. Honus Wagner
                  9. Lou Gehrig
                  10. Mickey Mantle

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                    Pity for him, the integrity of his sample wasn't compromised by a foolish pee collector.
                    For all we know, it may have been. Mota probably won't reach the stage where he even questions that.

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                    • #11
                      a penalty of 100 gamesis costly; losing that money is not chickenfeed.

                      i believe that mota's 2012 playing contract is at or near $1,000,000 for the season.
                      if so his earnings will drop by approximately $617,000.
                      that's a lotta snap.
                      "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joe33 View Post
                        Pity for him he probably doesn't have the kind of influence Ryan Braun does.
                        I was thinking the same thing when I saw the thread title.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dominik View Post
                          in olympic sports you get a lifetime ban. I think the problem here is not the MLB but the players union.
                          MLB's punishment for testing positive for PEDs is:
                          1st time - 50 games
                          2nd time - 100 games
                          3rd time - lifetime ban

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                          • #14
                            He should get his money back because whatever he took wasn't doing squat for him.

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                            • #15
                              The substance is reported to be Clenbuterol, a stimulant used by asthma patients, that can be abused. He claims it was in a bottle of cough syrup.

                              Idiot. At age 38, he may have cost himself any chance of future employment beyond this season.
                              San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                              "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                              "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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