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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby converge241 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:58 pm

Gio Gonzalez had blood and urine samples taken two days after being linked to the Biogenesis clinic.
It's unclear whether Gonzalez offered up the samples or MLB asked for them. The 27-year-old left-hander has firmly denied any past performance-enhancing drug use and remains an elite fantasy starter heading into 2013. MLB officials are currently investigating Biogenesis.


Now Devil's Advocate here, Gio could have used at some point in the past and offered or took a new test on that day, in the offseason, where he may be totally clean

MLB could see it the other way and totally exonerate him

So with this development we really know nothing but worth noting/discussing
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby kab21 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am

Isn't blood testing not included in MLB's steroid policy? If that's true it would have to be voluntary.
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby Skin Blues » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:11 pm

They do blood testing for HGH I think. Although they probably wouldn't be able to run it for anything else without his consent.
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:26 pm

kab21 wrote:Isn't blood testing not included in MLB's steroid policy? If that's true it would have to be voluntary.


They started blood tests in spring training last year and they will do random in season blood testing this year. I think they are only looking for HGH but I could be wrong on that.
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby isayfujobu » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:47 pm

umm...wow.

Outside the Lines has learned that MLB is preparing to suspend Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others connected to Biogenesis clinic in Miami.


https://twitter.com/Buccigross/status/342062494002577408

BREAKING: MLB will seek to suspend A-Rod, Ryan Braun and about 20 players connected to Miami clinic. Founder Tony Bosch agreed to cooperate.

Bosch will swear an affidavit that he provided drugs to players. MLB may seek 100-game suspensions for Braun, A-Rod.

MLB's argument would be that A-Rod and Braun committed two offenses: connection to Bosch, and lying about PED use.


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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby Millhouse » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:52 pm

Who are other players?? Damn....
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:52 pm

who were all the players connected to this?
ARod, Braun, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, who else?
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:54 pm

just saw this page.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/ne ... &eref=sihp
with this part..
mong those implicated are New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, outfielder Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon, Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal. Most have denied the Biogenesis link, although Rodriguez has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs earlier in his career and Colon, Cabrera and Grandal were each suspended for 50 games last year for testing positive for elevated testosterone levels.


for example lets say someone like Grandal was in on this. would he be suspended again? or would his first 50 count? if it's more, that would 100 wouldn't it?
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby Millhouse » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:55 pm

I think I remember seeing Cano connected....could be wrong....
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Re: New Steroid Reports - gio gonzalez, nelson cruz

Postby isayfujobu » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:55 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:who were all the players connected to this?
ARod, Braun, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, who else?


Cano and Gio were connected also, IIRC.
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