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    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former AL Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone.

    Major League Baseball made the announcement Wednesday, one week after All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera of San Francisco was suspended 50 games for a positive test for the same substance.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...d4e96de58cd5fe

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    And some Yankee fans were mad over Cashman keeping Garcia over Colon.....

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    • #3
      I think this is another example that pitchers use PED's just as much as hitters and always have. The idea that PED's were primarily used by power hitters simply isn't true.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by John Shoemaker View Post
        I think this is another example that pitchers use PED's just as much as hitters and always have. The idea that PED's were primarily used by power hitters simply isn't true.
        Too true. More pitchers have received suspensions that hitters.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
          Too true. More pitchers have received suspensions that hitters.
          The reason why pitchers face less steroid scrutiny than hitters is due to less big names being involved in the scandal. Clemens is by far the biggest name, after that you have Kevin Brown, who was an excellent pitcher during his career, but nowhere near Clemens level. With hitters you have various different great sluggers who have been linked to steroids. There's also the fact that homerun records are for whatever reason considered more sacred than strike out records, or any other pitching records.

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          • #6
            I'd figure the only cream Bartolo would have interest in is that found inside a Twinkie.
            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
              Too true. More pitchers have received suspensions that hitters.
              Again, I'd like to see some numbers that back up that claim, because the numbers I have seen tell a different story.
              "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tenorman View Post
                Again, I'd like to see some numbers that back up that claim, because the numbers I have seen tell a different story.
                Ok, so it's changed a little bit since I last saw the numbers, but as far as players who were on a major league roster at the time of their suspension, 15 were position players, while 15 were pitchers (Colon is the 15th). As for suspended players with ML experience but were on minor league rosters, 27 were position players and 21 were pitchers.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...nhancing_drugs
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                "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  I, for one, am utterly shocked.

                  (sarcasm)
                  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 fenrir View Post
                    The reason why pitchers face less steroid scrutiny than hitters is due to less big names being involved in the scandal. Clemens is by far the biggest name, after that you have Kevin Brown, who was an excellent pitcher during his career, but nowhere near Clemens level. With hitters you have various different great sluggers who have been linked to steroids. There's also the fact that homerun records are for whatever reason considered more sacred than strike out records, or any other pitching records.
                    I think also pitchers were not setting crazy pitching records like the hitters were. Pitchers were not suddenly pitching 350-400 innings per season.
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                      I think also pitchers were not setting crazy pitching records like the hitters were. Pitchers were not suddenly pitching 350-400 innings per season.
                      It depends, what kind of crazy records are you talking about? I think iPitch posted this the other day.

                      PITCHERS WITH AVG. FASTBALL VELOCITY OF 95+
                      2007: 11
                      2008: 16
                      2009: 24
                      2010: 29
                      2011: 35
                      2012: ??
                      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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                      • #12
                        This is a pretty good read, if anyone is interested.

                        http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...&sct=hp_t11_a0
                        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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                        • #13
                          why didn't colon just work out occasionally instead of taking steroids?

                          I understand when a great athlete like bonds takes roids to become really great but why take roids get totally out of shape.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                            I think also pitchers were not setting crazy pitching records like the hitters were. Pitchers were not suddenly pitching 350-400 innings per season.
                            but now they throw no hitters every week.
                            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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                            • #15
                              So was he using with the yanks as well? Cause i had my suspicions from the get go.
                              All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                              A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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