View Full Version : Canseco's "Max" Reportedly Steps Forward

Viva Medias B's
04-19-2008, 09:16 AM
According to Sports Illustrated, Joseph Dion of Miami claimed to two SI reporters that is is "Max," the person Jose Canseco claimed is the steroid supplier whom he introduced to Alex Rodriguez. Dion denies a lot of what Canseco claimed in his recent book.

Link (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/04/18/canseco.max/index.html)

04-19-2008, 09:55 AM
I don't buy this guys story at all. This sounds like A-Rod paid this guy to come foward in an effort to discredit Canseco. Once the FBI goes in and interviews the guy they are going to quickly relise this isn't the "Max" in Canseco's book.

Only Canseco can reveal this guy "Max" and I'm guessing it actually a couple of different dealers. But it would be very interesting if they caught A-Rod's dealer.

04-19-2008, 10:34 AM
Just because Canseco has been fairly truthful before, doesn't mean he is telling the complete truth all the time. He's still a scumbag. I think Canseco is lying on Clemens' behalf about that party thing, probably got paid off or something. I don't think he's lying completely on the A-Rod thing, but I think he is making it seem worse than it really is to sell books and get attention.

rocky biddle
04-19-2008, 11:07 AM
Pat Jordan (http://deadspin.com/372409/chasing-jose-by-pat-jordan) wrote a great column for Deadspin recently that completely lambasted Canseco. One of the things I found most interesting was his assertion that in Canseco's original proposal for the 2nd book, a lot of the players that Jose ultimately named weren't there. It wasn't until AFTER the Mitchell Report came out that his memory was apparently jogged as to all his "inside information."

Like others have said, he may have been right about a lot of the guys in the first book. But now he's just trying milk a few dollars out of a truth-hungry public with innuendo and hearsay.