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2008 MLB Catch-All Thread

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In case you missed it, one aspect of today's Congressional hearings with Selig, Fehr, and Mitchelll turns out to be that Miguel Tejada is now squarely in the crosshairs of Henry Waxman for potentially lying to Congress in the Rafael Palmeiro case.

At the 2005 hearing, Palmeiro said under oath, "I have never used steroids, period." He was suspended by baseball later that year after testing positive for a steroid.

 

When the committee looked into whether Palmeiro should face perjury or other charges, it spoke to Tejada, who at the time was a Baltimore Orioles teammate of Palmeiro's. Palmeiro said his positive test must have resulted from a B-12 vitamin injection given to him by Tejada.

 

In Mitchell's report, Adam Piatt, Tejada's former Oakland teammate, said he provided Tejada with steroids and HGH in 2003. Mitchell also included copies of checks allegedly written by Tejada to Piatt in March 2003 for $3,100 and $3,200.

 

Davis and Waxman sent a letter today to Attorney General Michael Mukasey asking him to investigate. The letter contains excerpts from the Aug. 26, 2005, interview of Tejada at a hotel in Baltimore.

 

"Has there been discussion among other players about steroids?" a committee staffer asked, according to the letter.

 

"No, I never heard," Tejada replied.

 

"You never knew of any other player using steroids?" Tejada was asked.

 

"No," he replied.

 

"Have you ever taken a steroid before?" he was asked at another point.

 

"No," he said.

 

Tejada's agent, Fern Cuza, didn't respond to a telephone message or e-mail. The Orioles' owner, Peter Angelos, attended the hearing and said he did not know until today that Tejada spoke to the committee.

Link. Those answers are directly contradicted by accounts in the Mitchell Report.

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QUOTE(Kalapse @ Jan 18, 2008 -> 03:29 PM)
Shingo signed a minor league deal with the Cubs.

 

This is barely even news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:)

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QUOTE(knightni @ Jan 18, 2008 -> 09:45 PM)
This is barely even news.

:)

 

Maybe he'll catch on with them and have good success with the help of someone like Fukodome . . . Hopefully not, it wouldn't feel right seeing Shingo in a Cub uniform.

 

By the way, knightni, I love the Leroy Jenkins thing! Awesome sig.

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QUOTE(kageman129 @ Jan 20, 2008 -> 03:09 PM)
Maybe he'll catch on with them and have good success with the help of someone like Fukodome . . . Hopefully not, it wouldn't feel right seeing Shingo in a Cub uniform.

 

By the way, knightni, I love the Leroy Jenkins thing! Awesome sig.

 

 

Thanks.

 

I was just referring to this post as a joke.

 

http://www.soxtalk.com/forums/index.php?s=...t&p=1562180

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An interesting Verducci piece looking at the rule of thumb on how to increase the workload for a young pitcher without risking injuring them and which pitchers violated that rule last year. For him, the top 2 pitchers at the biggest injury risk are Ian Kennedy and Fausto Carmona. For what it's worth, Danks has pitched the same # of innings the last 2 years, 140 each year, which should tentatively put him on track for about 170 this year. Gavin Floyd has thrown 170 and 175 the last 2 years.

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QUOTE(Balta1701 @ Feb 5, 2008 -> 11:50 AM)
An interesting Verducci piece looking at the rule of thumb on how to increase the workload for a young pitcher without risking injuring them and which pitchers violated that rule last year. For him, the top 2 pitchers at the biggest injury risk are Ian Kennedy and Fausto Carmona. For what it's worth, Danks has pitched the same # of innings the last 2 years, 140 each year, which should tentatively put him on track for about 170 this year. Gavin Floyd has thrown 170 and 175 the last 2 years.

 

I stopped reading when Nardi Contrearas was called a guru.

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QUOTE(witesoxfan @ Feb 7, 2008 -> 11:55 AM)
bd4c75286c9524c99649c36a70a61675-getty-7

 

A picture's worth a thousand words.

 

 

 

Hell Yes! x 500

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Half the sexiness of Johan Santana.

 

Seriously, Santana is so rico suave, it's amazing. I bet by the end of his nights he is batting women off him left and right

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QUOTE(witesoxfan @ Feb 9, 2008 -> 07:01 PM)
Half the sexiness of Johan Santana.

 

Seriously, Santana is so rico suave, it's amazing. I bet by the end of his nights he is batting women off him left and right

 

Hell for a shot at that wallet, I would hit on him too.

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This man is clearly nuts, but then again, we owe a crazy man for most of what we know about the steroids era as it is.

Former major league pitcher John Rocker said Monday that baseball commissioner Bud Selig knew he failed a drug test in 2000 and that doctors for the "league" and the "players association" advised him and several Texas Rangers teammates on how to effectively use steroids.

 

He also said that "Bud Selig is a clown and should do the entire world a favor and kill himself." Rocker, no stranger to controversy, made those comments on Atlanta radio station Rock 100.5.

 

Later Monday, he told Atlanta sports talk radio station 680 The Fan that "between 40 to 50 percent of baseball players are on steroids" and "in 2000 Bud Selig knew John Rocker was taking the juice."

 

Last March, Rocker told ESPN Radio that, by his own guess, "less than 10 percent" of players were using illegal performance-enhancing substances while he was in the majors.

 

"Basically it's a lot of media propaganda. It's a great scandal to drive ratings and sell newspapers," he said in March 2007.

 

Reached Monday by ESPN, Rangers executive vice president of communications Jim Sundberg said the Rangers will have no comment. The Rangers will leave it to the league and the players' association to respond, John Rocker's comments are more an indictment of Selig and the league.

 

A call to the commissioner's office has not been returned.

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QUOTE(Balta1701 @ Feb 11, 2008 -> 05:24 PM)
This man is clearly nuts, but then again, we owe a crazy man for most of what we know about the steroids era as it is.

 

IN 2000 they couldn't say ANYTHING to Rocker about being on Steroids because it wasn't banned by baseball. Who knows if it is true or not, but even if he came out and said publically he was on them, they really couldn't have done much.

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