They said it: Steroids in baseball (THE ANSWERS!)

  1. “If I took steroids, I could dunk. Never mind baseball, I could play in the NBA.” BRET BOONE
  2. “I don’t know if steroids are going to help you in baseball. I just don’t believe it. I don’t believe steroids can help eye-hand coordination [and] technically hit a baseball.” BARRY BONDS
  3. “There is no evidence andro does anything bad or good.” ROBERT MILLMAN
  4. “If you want privacy go play semi-pro ball. drug use hurts baseball. Why should we pay millions of dollars to these guys and have them go on the disabled list?” TONY LARUSSA
  5. “Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy.” MANNY RAMIREZ
  6. “I have never intentionally used steroids. Never. Ever. Period.” RAFAEL PALMIERO
  7. “Who would do the testing? Will results be kept private? Or will they be leaked to the media? What about false positives?

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They said it: Steroids in baseball (the answers!)

  1. “If I took steroids, I could dunk. Never mind baseball, I could play in the NBA.” BRET BOONE
  2. “I don’t know if steroids are going to help you in baseball. I just don’t believe it. I don’t believe steroids can help eye-hand coordination [and] technically hit a baseball.” BARRY BONDS
  3. “There is no evidence andro does anything bad or good.” ROBERT MILLMAN
  4. “If you want privacy go play semi-pro ball. drug use hurts baseball. Why should we pay millions of dollars to these guys and have them go on the disabled list?” TONY LARUSSA
  5. “Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy.” MANNY RAMIREZ
  6. “I have never intentionally used steroids. Never. Ever. Period.” RAFAEL PALMIERO
  7. “Who would do the testing? Will results be kept private? Or will they be leaked to the media? What about false positives?

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More on Randy Winn

So, who exactly is the new guy? Let’s start at the beginning–kind of. Winn went to Santa Clara University and was drafted by the Marlins in the third round of the 1995 Amateur Draft. Randy did well in his first three years in the minors, never posting an OBP below .340. Then, in 1997, the...

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Rays pursuing Damon?

Here are a few quick yet notable items on the day:

  • Check out Frankie Piliere’s extended take on the ambidextrous prospect, Pat Venditte.
  • Curtis Granderson is open to playing left field and Joe Girardi seems willing to put him there.
  • According to Ken Davidoff, the A’s have actually sent...
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Tony Womack 2: Electric Boogaloo

Brian, Brian, Brian, Brian.

You’ve treated us Yankee fans oh so well during these last two offseasons. You purchased CC Sabathia and overpaid for A.J. Burnett, both of whom played critical roles in...

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Callis On The Yankee Catching Depth

Jim Callis answered a number of questions regarding Yankee catching prospects in his ESPN chat today, and made some interesting points. Let’s break them down by player:

Jesus Montero:

I like the Piazza comp. That’s a lot to put on Montero, but he has that potential impact bat and that lackluster defense behind the plate...

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Interesting tidbit from Sherman

Gardner and his defense:

And we said this a few times, too:

It turns out Gardner’s also a better defender than Curtis Granderson, who everyone has slotted into CF already. If Cashman has his druthers, I imagine Gardner will be manning CF and Granderson will be in LF. “

And again here:

We like Gardner. We’re OK with Gardner as we’re big believers in defense as well as recognizing we don’t need 20+ home runs out of the 1-9 batting slots.

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