Re: Robinson Cano Tested positive for PEDs?
posted at 9/20/2012 11:15 PM EDT
In response to rightymclefty's comment:
So, how do you account for Ryan Braun being tested since he came up years ago, and obviously has a target on his back today, not ever having been shown positive for PEDs? Especially since you have him taking them from birth. They test in college and they test in the minors, as I'm sure you know, but choose to ignore.
Is The Hebrew Hammer so smart, that he has drugs nobody else does? Highly doubtful.
How has he performed so well this season, under all the scrutiny and no Prince Fielder?
Let me know when you have something concrete and not conjecture.
Oh, and I'll believe what I damned well choose to believe, without yours or anyone else's approval.
You could make that argument about every player who tests positive. Why did he get caught now? First time?
Probably not. THAT would be a huge coincidence, and I dont believe in coincidence.
Usually it comes down to the tests changing. The PED industry is always making better, newer, less detectable drugs. Therefore, in order to keep up, the tests performed for MLB have to change. As tests change, so do masking procedures. As masking procedures change, players slip up and get caught.
And yes, lots of players take drugs others don't use. That is how BALCO stays in business.
I actually didn't have any conjecture. You did. "I believe what I want to believe" does not turn conjecture into fact.
I stated that a player has always done well is NOT proof that they have never taken PED's. It isn't. This is a fact.
I also stated the basis of Braun's appeal was the failure of protocol handling the sample. It was. It was NOT a false positive, as you erroneously stated. There were rumors that his elevated testosterone was the result of a medication he had been taking and he passed a subsequent test, but Braun has never confirmed this despite ample oppurtunities.
Victor Conte of BALCO has stated repeatedly that cheating the system is fairly easy, and has openly stated the methodology (use his rub on Friday and Saturday, as MLB does not test on weekends). If he has said this publicly enough for me to hear, one can only imagine what he tells athletes in private...