Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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For potentially the third time in five years, the Arizona Diamondbacks' playoff lives could be affected by a positive drug test by a slugger on another National League club. That has prompted manager Kirk Gibson, following the announcement Wednesday of Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, to say, "Enough already." Cabrera admitted taking illegal doses of testosterone and issued a formal apology. But Gibson, who as the team's bench coach saw the Diamondbacks get overtaken late in 2008 by the Dodgers thanks in part to Manny Ramirez, who later tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Then, as manager, he saw his team bumped from the playoffs last season by the Brewers, who had Ryan Braun also test positive for a banned substance. Gibson thinks Major League Baseball needs a much harsher punishment for such infractions. "I think there needs to be much stronger applications for that kind of activity," ...
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