kidnemisis wrote:Roberto21 wrote:I don't think they will name any names, other than the ones who have already admitted to using or been nailed with positive drug tests. It would be harming their own product and theMLBPA would fight them in court, dragging out the time and expense.
If this was going to be done, it should have been done last year or in the offseason, not right at the start of a season.
I don't think the MLBPA has any say. What are they going to say in court. It wasn't being policed at the time? Thats an argument for using not getting away with it because steroids were illegal.
As for the, "who is going to get caught" betting me and my roommate in college already have played a variation of this. Look at the leaders in home runs in the last ten years and look for spikes or who just shouldn't be there. Some interesting names come up.
They'll have a lot to say. If MLB releases any names without concrete proof I guarantee they will sue them for slander. They will be able to claim that the allegations caused them harm.
Baseball has nothing to gain by releasing the names of anyone who has not admitted to or tested positive. It hurts them economically, they will wind up with a court battle, and absolutely nothing to be gained from it.