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What Kind of A-Rod Will We See?

From my personal blog MSilb Baseball Scouting and Analytics ----- News Today The Yankees welcomed Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez in Chicago today to make his season debut tonight against the W...

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The True Victim of the Steroids Era: Albert Pujols?

The damage caused by the steroid era is unfixable. Records and numbers were inflated drastically as players began cheating left and right. Everyone was a victim, from old-timers, to clean players, and last but not least, the fans. The biggest victim of all is the King himself, Albert Pujols.

Walt Davis Brings It re: Steroids and the HOF

Some writers have said they'd like the HoF to provide guidance on how to handle the steroid issue. It's not clear to me what they are waiting for -- Palmeiro violated MLB's steroid policy and Palmeiro is on the ballot. McGwire has confessed and he is on the ballot. It is clear that steroid use, in and of itself, is not disqualifying anymore than being suspended for a week for using a corked bat is. Meanwhile the violation of such a serious rule is clearly some mark against the player's integrity and the HoF has decided to leave it up to the voters to decide if it is severe enough to warrant exclusion just as they always have. It would be a gargantuan stretch to think that wants to exclude players based on mere suspicion of steroid use. Perhaps the best few paragraphs I've seen to express my feelings on how steroids should affect HOF voting.

An appeals court ruled Wednesday that federal agents were wrong to seize the infamous drug list and...

An appeals court ruled Wednesday that federal agents were wrong to seize the infamous drug list and samples of 104 Major League Baseball players who allegedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. In a 9-2 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with three lower court judges who chastised investigators who had a warrant for only 10 drug test results as part of the BALCO investigation into Barry Bonds and others. The panel said federal agents trampled on players' protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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With Which PED Party Are You Most Disappointed?

During yesterday's chat (transcript is here), I ran a poll asking readers in whom they were the most disappointed in relation to this whole PED mess.  The results were a bit surprising, but I'd...

American Law, Morality, & ARod

In 1985, the Department of the Treasury had a hunch there were a huge number of Americans who cheated on their tax returns, only a small percentage of whom were caught by random audits.  In order...

I hope Alex Rodriguez didn't cheat. If we do find out that he cheated, I will wish that he hadn't....

I hope Alex Rodriguez didn't cheat. If we do find out that he cheated, I will wish that he hadn't. But whatever happens, I'm not going to change my opinion that he's a great baseball player. Like many of the greatest players, he'll do whatever it takes to be the best player he can be. For a stretch of five or 10 years -- and yes, perhaps even today still -- being the best player could have meant cheating. Maybe the cheaters were wrong; that's the direction in which I lean, probably because I've got a streak of the moralist in me. But I will not sit idly while great athletes looking for an edge -- not all that different from the many generations before them -- are demonized by the high priests of baseball opinion. I will not.

Rob Neyer, as usual, with the best take. This time on the A-Rod situation.
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