View Full Version : Piedra 2nd player ID'd
04-11-2005, 05:00 PM
I know Rocklive99 posted this in the Sanchez thread, but I figured I would make it it's own thread. Suspended 10 days.
04-11-2005, 05:02 PM
Looks like we may be seeing the initial effects of the policy to be the dumber guys or those making less money (i.e. can't afford the newer/better stuff or can't afford the masking agents) get caught.
04-11-2005, 05:04 PM
Like hitting in Coors isn't enough for him...
I really wish they'd tell exactly what it was that he tested positive for
04-11-2005, 05:19 PM
I am just glad that guys like this bum and Alex Sanchez are getting caught. They were really the guys I thought about when the word steriods was getting thrown around.
Selig you are an idiot! Why are these guys getting caught and not the real cheaters? Tell me!
04-11-2005, 05:23 PM
The whole thing is bogus, everyone could just go to HGH. I don't know the details, but I've heard that it has the same positive effects of steroids, without the negatives, and of course you need a blood test to catch it.
04-12-2005, 06:12 AM
Another guppy for Bud Selig's trophy case.
04-12-2005, 07:21 PM
"It is what it is," he said. "In the offseason, I had a few injuries and I took some pills. I didn't know the ingredients would make me test positive, but here I am. ... I apologize to my family and the Rockies. It happened to me, but I embarrassed them."
Piedra has what is known in baseball as a split contract, and gets paid at a yearly rate of $84,280 when he is in the minor leagues and $317,000 -- $1,000 over the minimum -- when he is in the majors. The suspension will cost him $17,322. Had he tested positive under the minor league policy, Piedra would have faced a 15-game suspension.
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