Archive for the ‘Melky Cabrera’ Category

Obviously, given the fact that he ended the year suspended, and bizarrely attempted to create a website that would make it look as though he had inadvertently taken a banned substance, a link between the Jays’ big off-season free agent splash, Melky Cabrera, and PEDs is hardly shocking.

Seeing a reference to his “cocktail of drugs,” perhaps is, though.

Reading him called a “slugger” definitely is, and it’s about there where one might start wondering– fairly or not– about how players’ drug use is being characterized in the explosive new Miami New Times article that implicates Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, and many others in having procured performance enhancing drugs from an allegedly corrupt anti-aging clinic in Miami.

Here’s the section of the piece pertaining to Cabrera:

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Melky Signs Officially

Because obviously I would never want to stop staring at a computer screen for a few damn hours, angrily tweeting with people desperate to work out a way to bring Roy Halladay back, or certain best catching prospect in baseball Travis d’Arnaud needs to be traded because he’s “unproven,” or that JP Arencibia is a whole lot better than his yet-to-break-.285 OBP might suggest, the Jays just continue making news, officially confirming tonight, by way of an official release, their signing of Melky Cabrera.

So… there’s that.

Or… well, there could be a few more words, I suppose, but why? We knew it was coming. I think we’ve all digested it. Let’s drink a beer or something– or, atleast if you’re not, I know I am…

Got Melk?

In the middle of a career year, Melky Cabrera was suspended for fifty games last season after he tested positive for high levels of testosterone, which indicated usage of performance enhancing drugs. After being found out, and while appealing the ban, Cabrera had a website setup to reverse-engineer a digital trail that would make it appear as though he had purchased a legal supplement in good faith, aiming to argue that he’d ingested the drugs through no fault of his own. He was quickly found out, failed to get the ban overturned, and when it expired five games into the playoffs, the San Francisco Giants declined to add him to their playoff roster, despite having an anaemic offence– which obviously didn’t hinder them very much.

So… why sign him?

Oddly enough, it’s kinda mostly because of that.

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