In response to slomag's comment:
Oh, good - I finally get to talk about this on a relevant thread.
Sometimes the accusations become the story - I don't have all the facts, but what I do know makes me doubt that Ortiz ever failed a drug test.
1) MLB confirms that there were at most 96 failed drug tests, but there were 104 names on "the list"
2) Ortiz and Ramirez's names were leaked together and alone in 2009 to a New York paper - that feels more like somebody with an anti-sox agenda than some sort of whistle-blower; it's a little selective.
3) Ortiz's best years were 2005 - 2007. Look at the guys you know were juicing - Sosa, Sheffield, Burnitz - these guys were all done by 2005. Giambi still had a couple of good years left in him, but he was more than 200 OPS points off his peak - that's a pretty big decline for a 34-year-old.
4) Ortiz is one of only two guys leaked from the list whose positive substance is listed as 'unknown'
5) Ortiz didn't just deny taking PEDs - he denied anybody ever contacting him about his test. If Ortiz was taking PEDs, he's pretty much the lowest character on "the list" - to not only lie about the crime (that had become almost common-place by 2009) but to lie about even knowing about the crime.
6) Ortiz has always maintained his innocence - the only reason he mentioned supplements was because the prevailing theory was that "the list" contained the names of a preliminary drug test that was later pared down to 96 names after false positives were removed. There were legal OTC supplements that triggered false positives.
7) Ortiz to this day has harsh words about PED users, calling ballplayers the "stupidest people on earth" when asked about the Biogenesis scandal.
Bottom line - we heard Ortiz's name on a list of cheaters and jumped to conclusions that looked a lot more supportable in 2009 when he was struggling mightily. Ortiz is hot right now, but if he finishes the year with an OPS just below 1, and a slugging in the high .500s that's just about right for his career trajectory.