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Report: Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, And Ryan Braun Might Face 50-Game PED-Related Suspensions This Season

Consider this the bombshell before the bombshell, should this prophecy eventually come true. Joe Bisceglie from Dog And Pony Show tweeted Monday afternoon that four of baseball’s biggest bats, including three New York Yankees and two formerly implicated players, will each be slapped with 50-game first-offense PED suspensions. They are, of course, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, and Ryan Braun.

You’d be inclined to be skeptical, and for fair reason — Bisceglie doesn’t name his source. This kind of story is explosive, and deserves tender care before people start going on witch hunts and throwing names out there with no rationale. But consider this: Bisceglie correctly prognosticated that Melky Cabrera would be suspended last season for a failed PED test almost a month before his suspension came.

That tweet was from July 18; the suspension came on Aug. 15. Bisceglie was understandably sour about the haters (can’t get no respect with no sources, dude), but to his credit, he’s been right about this thing before, the Nostra Damus of steroids, if you will.

Now, we can’t do much with this information right now, but just remember you heard about it, and to not be surprised if and when these players are suspended. And if it’s true, it is going to be a big bruise on the game, one we really felt in our heart of hearts hadn’t gone away when the Bondses, Clemenses, and McGwires retired. The Steroid Era reincarnate? Maybe. Just maybe.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/sean.serritella Sean Serritella

    Wow, this is big news. I have to admit, I went to the link on the right that says some thing about Pete Rose’s wife and breasts!

  • v town

    The steroid cannot possibly reincarnate because it was never dead. To make that statement only perpetuates this era of ignorance. It’s been 15 years since the Sosa/Mcgwire spectacle and still no one can come to terms with the obvious, that much, if not the majority of competition at the highest levels of professional sports is influenced by PEDs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380394736 Shane Denney


  • BeatLA55
  • bob

    i know

  • http://twitter.com/ThomasStevens4 Thomas Stevens

    First offense needs to be 100 games minimum if not an entire season. Granderson is out 50 games with a broken forearm. Start taking a season’s worth of cash from these guys and you may have something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jkilsdonk Jeff Kilsdonk

    Really dude? All caps and foaming at the mouth? How does he “suck” if he was MVP the year before last and in the top 3 for MVP this past season? “Sucks”? How does he “suck”? Maybe he took PED’s, maybe he didn’t- this is a rumor so ar.. Just like the other guys on the list.. You seem so HAPPY. Weirdo.

  • Anonymous

    Jon Heyman says the story is a capital BS. Not sure who to believe anymore lol

  • David Hoose

    Sad. I hope it’s not true. Granderson and Cano seem like really good guys and I would hate to think they would cheat.

  • Anonymous

    look at the kids face. He’s obviously a mongoloid. Anytime someone uses “sucks” as their opinion… well… they look like Shane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380394736 Shane Denney

    He sucks the same way Melky sucks, and Barry suck, and Sammy suck, and Mark suck. They all did Roids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380394736 Shane Denney

    At least I’m not hiding my face and I show my name. I put a face and Name to what I say unlike you who unless your mom named you McMacBack and your face is greyscale then shame on you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flongo Frank Longo

    Granderson is out for a month of spring training and a month of the regular season, please check your facts prior to posting.

  • kingforaday151

    So foolish for people to deny the possibility that this is true because they’re “good guys”. How many more guys have to get popped before the general public will stop believing the character of pro athletes. Not saying they’re all bad, but you’re long past ignorant if you think Curtis Granderson is too nice to take PEDs. I love sports as much as the next guy, but these guys shouldn’t be held high as idols and role models.

  • Anonymous

    douche…………………………. bag

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380394736 Shane Denney


  • Anonymous

    Any update on this?

  • df4liife

    vtown is dead on.

    Steroids NEVER left baseball . Hell it is WORSE than ever now..you think Andy Pettitte stooped using? That he naturally throws 90 mph at his age..

    here’s a very short list of guys who are using…. caught and uncaught.

    Ryan Braun

    Robinson Cano

    Alex Rodriguez

    Curtis Granderson

    Brett Gardner

    Travis Haffner

    David Ortiz

    Miguel Cabrera

    Jim Thome

    Adam Dunne

    Albert Pujols

    Prince Feilder

    Nick Swisher

    Mark Texieira

    Kevin Youkolis

    Russell Martin

    Francisco Cervelli

    Josh Hamilton


    98% of professional and division 1 athletes are taking Ped’s. This is OBVIOUS to anyone who knows (or remembers) what athletes ought to look like…. Of course natural strength training can help put on 10 – 20 lbs on a pro athlete..However it is very difficult to keep it on throughout the season.

    Take a look at a MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL game from the mid 80′s or before. They all look like highschool kids all though not quite as big…

    Bud Selig, Roger Goodel David Stern and whoever runs hockey have allowed this drug mess to spiral to this unbelievable level of complete inundation. To the point where finding a ball player NOT on drugs is a needle in a haystack.

  • Omagic

    Hmm, “We were as shocked as you guys are by it. All we ask is that you
    remember where you heard it first when ESPN “breaks this” in 4 weeks.” from March 4. It’s now May 18, 2013. Remind me never to read this website or that source again.

  • bob

    he dose suck and was all jacked up last year he got away with it on a technically lets face it look at him now just and avg player over hyped BRAUN=SUCKS!!!!!!!

  • Clubhouse Convo

    Great day for baseball, scum bags get weeded out. Also, is A-Rod good at anything? http://clubhouseconvo.com/blog/6/4/2013/scum-bags-get-caught-for-roids-great-day-for-baseball

  • Rosh

    Is Nellie Cruz in the list?

  • Anonymous


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