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You don’t ignore an entire era but teams should self-regulate against known or suspected PED users. If certain teams, ie San Francisco Giants, would not purposelly go after the tainted players they can get cheap we wouldn’t have such a problem. You can’t regulatte everyone but teams usually do and help the problem, unlike the Jints, who have had a preponderous of PED users even years after the embarrassment of Barry ‘Meal Ticket’ bonds…
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Giants Welcoming back Two Time Offender Mota Must Make Purists Wonder about Giants, Baseball Today
In light of the SF Giants reactivating Guillermo ‘I did not read the label on the cough medicine’ Mota following his second drug violation and 100 game suspension, baseball purists must question how the Giants can get away or have the balls to keep taking on known drug users or reputed ones. And they’re winning, why of course, with players other teams respectfully turned away. Meanwhile the Giants continue to win and affect other teams’ chances, eg Arizona Dbacks, with tainted players while baseball turns it’s head (with rare exception, ieKirk Gibson).
It’s true that the average modern baseball fan is not as concerned with such infractions if a player is entertaining him . Witness Barry Bonds’ 10 year steoriod career when the Giants and fans totally supported their meal ticket while getting rid of players and management that didnb’t subscribe to the idea, eg best natural team player Jeff Kent and team head Bill Neucomb.
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Giants management claims ignorance when acquiring these tainted players, believing that MLB should do the screening. If other teams let such players as Cabrera get away for a player like Jonahtan Sanchez one has to know something is going on; then, looking at the numbers and finding Cabrera’s sudden resurgence really says something. So much for due dilligence on the part of GM Sabean. Meanwhile the Jints are winning with these players other teams had the respect to turn away. Is it fair to other teams? No. Does it make the Giants and baseball a laughing stock to old school baseball players and fans? Yes.
From 2000 the team has been rampant with convicted and suspected steroid users (in a time before advanced testing was adopted), eg Santiago, Benitas, Bernard in addidtion to Bonds. One must wonder how many others had gone undetected.
The Giants rode their major League leading Drug reputation into the world series in 2002 after acquiring another convicted drug offender, Jose Guillen. After he came to the team, we saw a sudden spike of homeruns and hitting by the giants, with newly acquired Cody Ross hitting 8 homers in a short span and several in the playoffs.
Then there were others with equally surprising numbers, like Jose uribe , Renteria and the aforementioned convicted Mota. Note the Latin connection, and most of the success happening after fellow Dominican Guillen joined the team in August.
Guillen alone had several game winning hits, enough by himself to make up the one game margin the Giants needed to beat out San Diego IN the playoffs in 2010.
This year the trend contines with Mota and another Dominican, Joaquin Arias outhitting the league since the Allstar break. Arias, who had never hit a homerun in his prevous 2,000 at bats over five seasons has already hit three in the homer unfriendly San Francisco At&t Park. His 12 doubles are double the most he ever hit in a single season prior.
At an age when most players start slowing down, Angel Pagan is having a career power year with 8 homers and 29 doubles thru 8/31, again, in theSan Franciso ballpark unfriendly to hitters. Pagan only once hit more homes in a year, in the smaller New York Met’s ball park.
Yet a third player, Gregor Blanco, has hit 5 homers this year in 111 games for the giants which is more than the three he hit his previous three years and 250 at bats in the big leaques, combined, again, playing in the large ballpark, unfriendly for hitting homers.
It’s all very reminiscent of the 2010 team that featured the aforementioned number of Latin players who mysteriously became power hitters with the giants in the large ballpark.’
The Giants are basically thumbing their nose at major league baseball with their ‘win-at-any-cost’ attitude; they already have two of the five convicted drug users in 2012 in Moto and Melky Cabrera and may well have more who have gone undetected. And, so what if they lose a player like Cabrera.. They got a lot of victories out of his tainted player – at a reducedcost- that could well propel them into the playoffs again.
Sabean as long overlooked the team’s drug use, but now even usually cerebral manager Bruce Bochy dismissed any problem with bringing back Mota, saying that the Giants, unlike other teams, are more concerned with a player’s well-being and that they should be given another chance, in this case a third.
GM Brian Sabean is even more obvious, saying that it’s up to major league baseball ot police the players.
Now, if Mota performs well one can assume he’s still on ‘cough medicine.’ If he is off the performance enhancing drugs now, what’s the point of having him around. No doubt the Giants hope he’s still using PEDs — at keast long enough to help get them in the playoffs. Let him get ‘ detected later.
And another recent acquisition, Hunter Pence , has been rumoured to be on and perhaps now off PEDs, based on his recent decline. The Giants may lose on this one unless Pence decides to risk going back on the drug. In any case it’s a win-win propositon for the giants. They can’t lose. Get a guy cheap and hope he gets away with it long enough to help propel the team…
So there you you go… The San Franicso Giant’s Win-At-Any-Cost attitude. It’a affecting the pennant races, favoring the Giants by far yet only Arizona manager Kirk Gibson has brought up the discrepancy… Bud Selig where are you again? Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio? Baseball has become more like westling or roller derby today – an exhibition rather than a true measure of players’ talents. Sadly , the ones who are playing it honest, which is still the majority are playing an an unfair field,being affected adversely by the cheaters.
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