This is an interesting point. The 90's into the mid 00's are referred to as the steroid era, but steroids were available MUCH earlier. I know Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he and other bodybuilders were using them in the mid/late 60's.
East Germans started a national steroid program in the mid 70s and it's believed to have been rather pervasive throughout the NFL during the same time period. I find it hard to believe it didn't spread to other sports. Starting late 60's everyone was hopped up on black beauties all the time. There's obviously a benefit to an inexhaustible source of energy.
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What are the long term health effects of PED abuse? You really want this to become encouraged within baseball, where athletes are essentially forced to put this stuff in their body in order to compete? You don't believe it will encourage athletes to start using at younger and younger ages? Do you think that's a great idea?
Doesn't have to be encouraged. Not everyone currently follows proper nutrition or workout regimen. Just like anything it can be abused. Moderate uses of HGH and anabolic steroids can't be much more dangerous than anything else out there.
Josh Johnson to an NL team makes sense especially in the NL east, so maybe Wash or Atl
Buehrle???? does he get moved
Reyes??? I doubt he gets moved but it is more of a pipe dream on my part because i would love to see him in green and gold
- JJ's value is probably shit right now. You may as well hold onto him and give the qualifying offer which he hopefully declines and you get a draft pick for. If some team can give a better value than a draft (which mean additional draft pool money) then yea, sure.
- Reyes isn't going anywhere.
- If some team wants to take on Buehrle's contract, sure!
- If what the Orioles gave up for K-Rod is the going price for relievers then I hope the Jays are looking to sell their bullpen. Oliver and Janssen should be made available. Maybe Cecil too.
last place a few weeks ago to possible division lead
does that give the Jays and their fans any hope????
No. The Jays are done.
There's a reason why the Rays were the popular pick to win the AL East pre-season. At least from what I saw. They are showing that now. I think they'll take the division in the end. The Jays have too many injuries in the starting staff and the guys who aren't injured have underperformed too much. Unless there's another miracle 10+ game winning streak (yeah, right), it's over.