Originally written on Front Office Blogs  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Melky Cabrera is just the latest in what will eventually be a long line of steroid users in baseball. It has been, is now and always will be the ruination of baseball.

There are those in the sports community, fans and writers alike, who believe naively or in a deluded fashion that steroid use in baseball is mainly confined to the "steroid era." There are those who believe that it might still be around but it's isolated or only in eager naive minor league players. There are those who would try and convince themselves and you that steroid use in baseball doesn't exist at all. That every player in Major League Baseball right now is playing clean. All of these people are wrong.

If every single player in baseball were tested right now, this minute, today, more of them would turn up positive for PED use than would turn up negative. To believe otherwise is naive and delusional. This Pandora's box of ruination once opened will never again be shut. Especially since MLB's testing policies are so incredibly lax. For those of you who do not know or choose not to learn, MLB's policy is as follows: 1st test: 1 season. 2nd test: Lifetime. Do you understand how lax this is and how many players can get around this every single day of the year?

The use of PED's has caused the ruination of baseball for all time. Even if by some miracle, MLB decides to actually start testing in a fashion that would expose most of the use, the game is forever tainted. It is forever ruined. For all time, players will be questioned. Accomplishments will be questioned. Records will be questioned. Hall of Fame membership will be questioned. Nothing will ever again be clean, ever.

Cabrera is just the latest. Once again, there are those who say well he's just an isolated case. There are those who say, well he came out and owned up to it that makes it better. There are those who say, well this will clean things up better. Naive and deluded. It's not isolated. The testing policies just make it appear so. Did he own up to it when the test was revealed to be positive to him (probably months ago) or when it became public? Will he own up to his part in the ruination of baseball and making the Hall of Fame and baseball records irrelevant? Doubtful. This will clean up nothing. In fact, it just pollutes the sport even further.

There is nothing that will ever clean up baseball ever again. Without real testing policies, players will continue to use steroids. They have only incentive to perform better. They don't have sufficient deterrent to stop using. The ruination of baseball is ongoing and this is just the latest rock on the path that leads in only one direction - further down.

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