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On Around the Diamond 25, Tony, Adam and Scott will tackle the big stories in baseball from this past week and there were plenty to go around including:
The Rocket lifting off again?
“The Hailin’ Venezuelan and The Prince of Detroit”
“Spoiled Melk”, a Cabrera that disappointed this week was Giants slugger Melky Cabrera.
Another Red Sock down, Carl Crawford opts for Tommy John surgery.
Es estupendo ser el rey (It’s Great To Be The King!)
“The Parity and The Ecstacy”-Although the big market teams are all playing well, teams like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington, Baltimore, and Oakland are making it fun to go back to the ballpark.
Rounding Third and heading for…the minor league steal record!
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For those of you who haven't heard the latest disturbing details on how Melky Cabrera tried to cover up his testosterone use, the New York Daily News dropped a massive bombshell with this article.
"In a bizarre attempt to avoid a 50-game drug suspension, San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove...
In a true “wow” moment it looks as if San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera has lost his mind.
According to reports, Cabrera put together a fake website that featured a fake product to create the illusion that he inadvertently ingested a banned substance that triggered his positive test result under MLB’s substance abuse program.
ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe thinks Melky Cabrera should be deported.Photo Credit: Keith Allison/flickr.com/Creative Commons
There was a story that came to light yesterday about the Melky Cabrera’s desperate attempt to get out of his fifty-game suspension. Silly me, I thought that was going to be the funniest part of this story. Evidently, I was sadly mistaken. In light of this...
Juan Nunez, who allegedly was responsible for the scheme to explain away Melky Cabrera's positive drug test, has been banned from major-league clubhouses, according to an ESPN.com report. Major League Baseball circulated a directive Tuesday to keep Nunez from "clubhouses or all non-public areas" of all 30 major league parks. Reports have alleged that Nunez, a consultant...
What is a “conundrum”? Well, according to the dictionary, a conundrum is ”a confusing and difficult problem or question”. Well, the recent suspension of Melky Cabrera has put me in a “conundrum”.
Who is Melky Cabrera you may ask ? Well, Melky Cabrera is a baseball player. He is a San Francisco Giant and was the 2012 All-Star Game MVP. And, in case you have not heard lately...
Things are going from bad to worst for suspended Giants hitter Melky Cabrera. After being suspended for 50 games for testing positive of this banded substance. Cabrera and his handlers are being accused of creating a fake website to prove that he didn’t take that banned substance on purpose. There’s a clause in the player’s [...]
San Francisco Giants cheater Melky Cabrera, who can still win the NL Batting title despite being suspended for synthetic testosterone use, created a fake website in order to try and place blame for...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
I’m really getting tired of writing about drug use in Major League Baseball. So much so that this time around, I’m going to be brief. I…. don’t …. care. How’s that? What our national pastime has presented us with, once again, is enough gray to rival the world’s largest rain cloud and an institution that [...]
More bad news for Bay Area baseball fans. A second player has tested positive for a banned substance. This time it’s Oakland A’s pitcher Bartolo Colonhas. Much like Melky Cabrera, he’s subject to a 50 game suspension by the MLB. Colon underwent PRP treatments in 2011 and similar to a few other players who underwent [...]
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending surgery on his left elbow.
The Red Sox issued a statement Monday saying the left fielder will have Tommy John surgery Thursday.
Crawford has been playing with pain since coming off the disabled list last month. He was a major disappointment last season, his first with Boston after signing a $142-million, seven-year...
Since making his season debut on July 16, Carl Crawford has emerged as one of the Red Sox' top hitters. Heading into Saturday's game, the left fielder was hitting .287 with three home runs and 19 RBIs through 28 games. Despite Saturday's 4-1 win over the Yankees, Crawford could be shutting it down for the year. According to a Boston Globe report, he plans on asking management...
Bartolo Colon became the latest major leaguer to test positive for PEDs this season, joining Melky Cabrera among the big names having big years who have been caught and suspended. On top of Ryan Braun's tainted-but-then-not-tainted MVP award last season, this latest black mark on the league's resume means that baseball's PED controversy remains. While many fans likely...
Exactly one week after the MLB announced that Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test, A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon was handed the same punishment. Like Cabera, Colon tested positive for testosterone. Unlike Cabrera, whose posse reportedly created a fake website in an attempt to cover up the test, Colon released a statement apologizing to the fans and taking...
It hasn’t been a good week for big league outfielders. News got worse earlier Sunday when the Boston Herald reported that Boston Red Sox left fielder, Carl Crawford, might opt to have season ending Tommy John surgery this upcoming week.
In a similar report from ESPN Boston, information suggests that Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and the team’s medical staff plan discuss the...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
The slumping Boston Red Sox will have a new pitching coach for the remainder of their tumultuous first season under manager Bobby Valentine.
Bob McClure was fired Monday and replaced by Randy Niemann...