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I never had a problem with the Yankee payroll - if you're dedicated to fielding a winning team, you should spend as much as you want.
The PEDs are what really bothers me about the Yankees - it's not just that so much of the dynasty years were tainted, it's that now that the rest of the game has acknowledged the problem and taken steps to correct it, the Yankees still seem hell-bent on finding ways to keep the game dirty.
Including Spring Training, Cervelli's hit five HRs in the 6 weeks since he was linked to Biogenesis. He hit 10 in his seven-year minor league career prior. How does anybody think this clown is a clean player?
Pettitte was caught in the act twice, each time saying it was only that one time. If he has a career year at age 41, how do you give him the benefit of the doubt?
Colon has a secret experiment involving HGH performed in the Dominican Republic, and the Yankees pretend not to notice it and just look the other way.
Yankee fans like to point at Ortiz as a Red Sox cheater, but Ortiz was just a name on a list that contained more names than there were positive PED test results. He has always denied using PEDs, but Yankee fans condemn him. Well, now Robinson Cano is a name on a list, and it's a much smaller and more damning list than the one Papi was on. Also, it's ten years later, and MLB no longer quietly condones these actions. So can a Yankee fan point a finger at Ortiz but not at Cano?
I won't go into A-Rod, because I think most Yankee fans are embarrassed by him.
As a Red Sox fan, I have an inherent hatred for the Yankees, but it used to be a hatred tinged with respect. Now I find myself feeling like injuries like Cervelli's are more Karma than a bad break to career minor-leaguer having a great start to the season. I actually wish I felt differently - I prefer hating the Yankees to despising them.
Bottom line any player/s found cheating should be bounced.
I love your selective witch hunts. Implying the Yankees are looking the other way is a stretch.
The media would have a ball with that accusation but there isn't a piece of evidence to back it up.
Manny and Papi both failed the MLB administered drug test for PEDS in 2003 prior to the 2004 season.
I would like to see the game cleaned up seems like it is happening at a snails pace, but it looks like we're making some progress.
No, everything always leads back to the Bronx - 3 of the 8 linked to Biogenesis are Yankees. Two of the other five are Melky Cabrera and Jesus Montero. A-Rod tried to buy the evidence of his guilt - it's a Yankee problem, and it's disgusting.
Ortiz's name was one of 104 on a list of positive test results, of which MLB confirms there were 96 actual positive results. Somebody added 8 names to the list, and Ortiz was one of the biggest names in the game at the time. Players who tested positive were notified at the time - so you have to believe that Ortiz is not only a cheater, but he doesn't even possess the integrity of A-Rod to come clean about the result. And again, if you're pointing the finger at Ortiz, then you have to point it at Cano as well - he's a lot more believable, given the company he keeps.
I hate cheaters would like to see the first violation 1 year suspension and forfeiture of contract.
If I had a vote for the HOF none of the likely suspects would get my vote, don't care what their numbers were before or after they were caught.
Has Cano failed a test?
Ortiz failed a PED test administered by MLB.
Remember early in the season when Granderson's name was mentioned then dropped?
Guilt by association? A rumor is enough to convict someone?
Not in this nation. Not in court or the eyes of public opinion.
A paper trail, credible evidence, credible source/witness, a failed test is my rule of thumb.
I'm willing to give any player the benefit of the doubt until one of those thresholds is violated.
As far as I know just blind hate for the Yankees in itself isn't enough to condemn one of theirs of being a juicer.