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Transmogrifier wrote:Cornbread Maxwell wrote:ok - before this goes off in the wrong direction:
Lets forget about KB.
Say you suspect pitcher X of using steroids. Why would he - what do roids help him do? Do they increase pitcher X's velocity? Now, what would happen if pitcher X stopped taking them?
If I remember correctly, from what I've heard, roids help pitchers recover quickly, and have the most impact for relievers. Gagne is the biggest alleged-using pitcher around.
Transmogrifier wrote:TheYanks04 wrote:All of the above. I am sort of the leader of the run Brown out of town camp, so take it for what it is worth.
Yanks04, you are the leader of the "what have you done for me lately crowd." Hey, if you were a Sox fan, you would have benched Bellhorn and perhaps Damon after the first three games of the ALCS. Why aren't you running Arod and Sheff out of town--they too blew the ALCS with horrible hitting the last four games. Or, the biggest choker of them all --Rivera. He had the ball at the end of the game, with the lead, on back to back nights and blew it.
Right? Run them all out!
Seriously, though, KB is a very good pitcher. I would love to have him as my fourth or fifth best starter. You should want to keep him.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote: Last yr he had a fluke accident with his hand
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I hate discussions based on symantics, so forget I ever used the word fluke. The Hand>Wall incident was an uncommon accident - is that better? The point doesnt really change, does it?
So, fellas, what happens to a pitcher who has used steroids once he stops using them? I think this has to be a concern of ours at this point in time, right? Its a very relevant question given the landscape of MLB today. What pitchers should we be concerned about this with - and again - what is a common reaction to being off the juice?
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