Found August 16, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson thinks MLB should be taking a tougher stance on performance enhancing drugs. As it stands, a player is suspended 50 games for their first failed drug test, the penalty Melky Cabrera received yesterday. A 100 game suspension is the penalty for a second failed test. And a lifetime ban after a third failed test. Gibson believes that the penalties should be harsher. Under Gibson’s plan, Cabrera would be facing a season-long suspension. And if he failed a second test, Cabrera would be banned for life. “I don’t have an exact number,” Gibson said. “I think it should be a minimum of a year (for a first positive) and after that it should just be banned.” In nine games against Gibson’s squad, Cabrera hit.462 with three doubles, two homers, eight runs scored and six RBIs and the Giants won 4 out of 9. And Gibson has not forgotten the impact the now tainted Cabrera had in those games. “He’s had a huge impact against us,” Gibson said. “And th...

Melky Cabrera’s career year has been fueled by PEDs

How could a player like Melky Cabrera go from being an average outfielder to being the All-Star Game MVP? The answer is pretty simple: performance-enhancing drugs. Cabrera tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone during or just before the All-Star break. He went through the appeals process but ultimately accepted his 50-game suspension on Wednesday for being a first-time...

Giants OF Cabrera suspended for positive drug test

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for testosterone. The commissioner's office says the suspension is effective immediately. Major League Baseball said on Wednesday that Cabrera tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance, which violates MLB's joint drug prevention and treatment...

Conte: Half of MLB using PEDs

Melky Cabrera did a big no-no, and now he's paying for it. But if you ask BALCO founder Victor Conte, Cabrera is one of many players pushing the limits of Major League Baseball's drug policy. Conte spoke to USA Today following Cabrera's 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, and, pressed to make an educated guess on just how many players still are...

The End of a Beautiful Friendship: Melky Cabrera Suspended For Positive Drug Test

San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games without pay today by Major League Baseball for testing positive for testosterone, a banned performance enhancing drug in baseball's labor agreement. Cabrera is not appealing the ruling and issued an apology to his teammates, the Giants organization, and Giant fans saying, "I am deeply sorry for my...

San Francisco Giants’ Melky Cabrera Suspended 50 Games; will it Affect Their Playoff Chances?

The San Francisco Giants will not make the playoffs with the 50-game suspension of Melky Cabrera after he tested positive for testosterone. Cabrera will miss the rest of the regular season, something that will put the team’s playoff hopes in jeopardy. If you are a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

MLB suspends Melky Cabrera 50 games for positive testosterone test

    For the better part of this season Melky Cabrera has been the most consistent offensive performer for the San Francisco Giants and among the better players in the National League. Cabrera currently leads all of MLB in hits with 159 and his .346 batting average is second only to Andrew McCutchen of the [...]

Giants GM shocked by Cabrera ban

San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean says his club has two suspended veteran players who should know better than to use performance-enhancing drugs. A day after outfielder and All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera received a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, Sabean says he was ''so taken aback it was deflating'' when he received word from...

Giants GM Sabean stunned by Cabrera suspension

San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean said he felt like he got "punched in the stomach" when he learned of Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone. In his first public comments since the Wednesday suspension, Sabena told reporters on Thursday about his initial reaction. "I was so taken aback it was deflating,"...

Did the Kansas City Royals just become… SMART?!!!!

Today we learned that Melky Cabrera has been suspended for 50 games for violation of the MLB performance-enhancing substance policy for having tested positive due to elevated testosterone. One cannot help but wonder if Dayton Moore (or someone else within the Kansas City Royals organization) had knowledge of Cabrera's use of PEDs last season when he was a member of the club...

Yankees are causing drama on the field

The New York Yankeeshave caused plenty of drama lately. Extra! Extra! Read all about the best team in the AL. No, the clubhouse is not in total disarray like their old rivals up in Boston. Nor has any Yankee been issued a 50-game suspension for failing a PED drug test, like their old pal and teammate Melky Cabrera out in San Francisco. And since the Yankees, along with 28 other teams...
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