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A lot of baseball fans were stunned upon hearing that Melky Cabrera faced a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test. Some of those fans were also shocked to hear Bartolo Colon faced the same fate. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wasn't taken aback by either piece of news. "Unfortunately, not surprised," Cashman said Tuesday on The Michael Kay Show when asked about his impressions when he heard that Cabrera and Colon, both of whom played for the Yankees in the past, were found to have elevated testosterone levels and thus suspended. "You see some spike in performance," Cashman said....

Brian Cashman on Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon suspensions: ‘Not surprised’

Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon have several things in common. For starters, both were born in the Dominican Republic. Both also played for the Yankees, and both have been suspended by the MLB for 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Their former GM, Brian Cashman, spoke candidly about their suspensions on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, not surprised,” the...

Cashman unsurprised by suspensions

A lot of baseball fans were stunned when they found out San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was slapped with a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test. Some of those fans were also shocked to hear Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon get the same fate. But New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wasn't taken aback by either piece of news. "Unfortunately...

It is evident Brian Cashman has long believed that the Steroid Era remains strong

New York Yankees general manager and senior vice president Brian Cashman yesterday told co-host Don La Greca on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “Michael Kay Show” that he wasn’t surprised when former Bombers Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were found … Continue reading →

RSBS Presents: It Could Have Been Worse

Although the respective baseball careers of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon took a huge hit this past week with the announcement of fifty game bans for each player, they can still count themselves as being lucky.  Fifty games?  That means they have to sit out the rest of the season and then come back next year.  Sure, they’ll have that “cheater” label pasted on them but...

Sports Tweet of the Week: Logan Morrison Wins the Bartolo Colon Bashing Tweet Award

You gotta hand it to Logan Morrison.  The dude manages to preach about getting wasted on his birthday and now starts bashing Colon and Cabrera all from the confines of his home while he’s chillin’ with an injury.  Should be interesting to see him tweeting mid game when he comes back and talking **** about the pitchers and umpires.   Probably his coach too. You gotta love this guy.

The Majors LIVE 117 Preview: PEDs the new norm in professional sports?

With Oakland A’s starting pitcher Bartolo Colon being suspended a week after Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera tested positive for PEDs and Lance Armstrong dropping his fight against the USADA regarding his own doping allegations, has using PEDs become the new norm in professional sports? In this weeks episode of The Majors LIVE 117, Adam, Josh, Nick and Scott take a look at that...

Shakeup needed in MLB drug testing

The solution is not stiffer penalties. Baseball players will use performance-enhancing drugs even if the sport increases the suspension for a first positive test from 50 games to one year. No deterrent is enough, not when the attraction of PEDs is so strong, not when most users operate under the assumption that they won't be caught. Melky Cabrera's penalty after he tested...

Bring on the Asterisk Era

Got Melk? Despite public outcry over well-established baseball “cheats”, MLB blatantly refuses to mark record book items with an asterisk or any other symbol to denote any form of cheating.  Technically, a player can receive a ban for PED use and still win a triple crown category, a World Series, or even All-Star game MVP.  The fact that most violators never go beyond a 50...
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