Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Robinson Cano can thank the players he grew up watching – Jose Canseco, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and the rest of the cheaters.  The suspicion of performance-enhancing drug use still burns rampant when players have big offensive years or careers – especially those that play positions that do not usually generate big power numbers.  Professional ESPN clown Skip Bayless had the gawl to even bring up living legend Derek Jeter as a potential PED-user.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is hands down the best offensive second baseman in the game and has been for three or four years now.  Since 2008, he has averaged 104 runs scored, 197 hits, 29 home runs and 101 RBIs, all while averaging a .313 average.  He’s a stud.  Any baseball mind and even casual fans know this.  But yes, there are Yankees haters around every corner and those that will take every opportunity to bash the Bronx Bombers (when it concerns ARod, it’s almost always valid).

Per Deadspin,  is not a sports reporter, but he is a Mets fan and describes himself on his Twitter account as a “keen observer of NY sports.”   A few weeks ago, he brought PEDs into the Robinson Cano success discussion.  Here’s what he posted in several different tweets:

Can’t confirm this but I’m hearing that Robinson #Cano tested positive for PEDs. Announcement from #MLB coming shortly. #Yankees

Again, expecting announcement from #MLB w/in next few hrs that Robinson #Cano tested positive for PEDs. @incarceratedbob u hear anything?

@JayDRice Sorry man. I’m pretty sure it’s true. #Cano

Come talk to me in a few hours. #Cano RT @BrianSette: @DanTordjman Stick to NASCAR and independence high school football down in Charlotte.

Take a deep breath folks. I stated I “could not confirm” the #Cano PED report. Just.a rumor. Stay tuned. #MLB

Good God. Everyone calm down. Don’t know how clearly I can state it – I HAVE NO CONFIRMATION THAT CANO PED RUMOR IS TRUE.

Yeah, uninformed, irresponsible and downright wrong.  Yes, it’s the baseball world we live in now, but it’s a dirty cheap shot.  Bottom line: the reports were false and Mr. Tordjman had egg on his face.  Today, his company issued an apology:

 

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