Izenhart wrote:J35J wrote:Yawn.
There is WAAAAYYYYYY too much money to be made for guys to quite trying to get an advantage somehow. All it takes is 1 or 2 good seasons and you will get a huge contract....even if you do eventually get caught. There is every incentive in the world to juice up and almost none to not juice up.
And this is the problem. Either make the punishments more severe or this is what baseball will continue to be. I say hit them in the wallet more and allow teams the option of voiding the contract and suspend players for a year on first offense. Harsh, potentially unfair and will probably never happen, but if what's in place now isn't working then change will come eventually.
Melky got popped in August can you imagine if he had made it to the offseason and signed a Nick Swisher type deal 4 years 56 million, and then got popped. The MLBPA has been out there saying they are all about getting the sport clean, but I think they would fight the "voiding contract" angle. I happen to agree with you though, the ability to void a contract seems a completely fair option.