Report: Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, And Ryan Braun Might Face 50-Game PED-Related Suspensions This Season
March 4 / Jordan Rabinowitz / SportsGrid
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.
Anonymous Source: Cano, Granderson, A-Rod and Braun will all be suspended for failing PED test this season.
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.
My sources tell me that Melky Cabrera will be suspended soon for violation of MLB's PED policy
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.
RE: our breaking news on DAPS. I totally get the reluctance to believe us, this news is gigantic and we are the only ones to report it.
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.
[DAPS, Getty Images]
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