• Dee Gordon suspension does not mean MLB needs to re-think PED policy

    Baseball has gotten to a point where performance-enhancing drugs are, for the most part, in the background.When Chris Colabello of the Blue Jays was suspended 80 games last week, following a positive test in spring training, it was a blip on the radar, and fairly easily understood. A guy who had labored for years in independent ball, made it to the majors with the Twins in 2013 and broke out last year with 15 home runs? It fit the archetype for a PED story and could easily be to sed into the file with the rest.PHOTOS: MLB players suspended for PED useDee Gordon is another story. The 5-11, 171-pound, slap-hitting National League batting champion is the son of a longtime major leaguer, Tom Gordon, and plays like he was ported to the present day from a time before performance-enhancing drugs became an i sue.Became an i sue, not became part of the game, because drugs have been part of the game for far longer than they were an i sue. If Gordon is a throwback to the 1970s or 1980s as a wispy infielder who sprays the ball all over the field and causes havoc on the bases with his speed, he is a throwback to a time when amphetamines were everywhere. They just didn’t have tests Yovani Gallardo Jersey or penalties then.Gordon reminds us all of two important things. One is that performance-enhancing drugs are not just for sluggers always remember that Alex Sanchez was the first player suspended when baseball started penalizing PED users. The other is that it should not come as a surprise when anyone anyone at all turns out to be a user. https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/yovani-gallardo-jersey This is where care needs to be taken, because the idea that anyone might be juicing can lead to a climate of finger-pointing and overreaction, which is exactly what baseball does not need. Take a look at Jake Arrieta’s week, and recognize that the only beneficiary of reckle s PED accusations being thrown his way is the morning TV windbag whose personal brand is built on going over the top with outlandish statements.Of course, in a world influenced by such windbags, the first take for some when learning about Gordon is that baseball has a new PED crisis, and action must be taken. This somehow includes former American League MVP Justin Verlander, who on Friday morning tweeted, This PED (s—) is killing me. If u test positive u need to not play. You shouldn’t be allowed to effect games while appealing.MORE: Stephen A. Smith’s Jake Arrieta-PED rant dumber than you thoughtIn addition to sending Marvin Miller for a six-foot-under spin by publicly advocating for a management side on a collective bargaining i sue, Verlander mi ses the point. Harsher penalties are not going to get PEDs out of the game, because there always will be a level of risk that some will find acceptable. Making drug test results public while the appeals proce s is ongoing would set up a scenario where an innocent player could have his reputation forever tarnished.It is good that Verlander is pa sionate about the i sue, because players should want a clean game. Being so vocal about it inadvertently serves to further the perception that there is a major problem that requires major action. Stiffer penalties as a further deterrent is a fine idea, but it needs to come with the recognition that even if a first offense resulted in a lifetime ban https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/jhoulys-chacin-jersey , there still would be players who would try to get away with it, and some might even succeed.Gordon’s case does not show that the system is broken. It shows that, while there always will be tweaks that can be made, the system is working, catching users in all walks of baseball life, from a fringe major leaguer like Phillies lefty Daniel Stumpf to a rising power hitter like Colabello to a slim All-Star speedster like Gordon.There’s the only surprise left in baseball’s PED story: that positive tests represent a positive sign. That’s the way it is, though, because having a testing system that works is a far sight better than finger-pointing and rampant speculation.
    Lire plus
  • Dee Gordon suspension does not mean MLB needs to re-think PED policy

    Baseball has gotten to a point where performance-enhancing drugs are, for the most part, in the background.When Chris Colabello of the Blue Jays was suspended 80 games last week, following a positive test in spring training, it was a blip on the radar, and fairly easily understood. A guy who had labored for years in independent ball, made it to the majors with the Twins in 2013 and broke out last year with 15 home runs? It fit the archetype for a PED story and could easily be to sed into the file with the rest.PHOTOS: MLB players suspended for PED useDee Gordon is another story. The 5-11, 171-pound, slap-hitting National League batting champion is the son of a longtime major leaguer, Tom Gordon, and plays like he was ported to the present day from a time before performance-enhancing drugs became an i sue.Became an i sue, not became part of the game, because drugs have been part of the game for far longer than they were an i sue. If Gordon is a throwback to the 1970s or 1980s as a wispy infielder who sprays the ball all over the field and causes havoc on the bases with his speed, he is a throwback to a time when amphetamines were everywhere. They just didn’t have tests Yovani Gallardo Jersey or penalties then.Gordon reminds us all of two important things. One is that performance-enhancing drugs are not just for sluggers always remember that Alex Sanchez was the first player suspended when baseball started penalizing PED users. The other is that it should not come as a surprise when anyone anyone at all turns out to be a user. https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/yovani-gallardo-jersey This is where care needs to be taken, because the idea that anyone might be juicing can lead to a climate of finger-pointing and overreaction, which is exactly what baseball does not need. Take a look at Jake Arrieta’s week, and recognize that the only beneficiary of reckle s PED accusations being thrown his way is the morning TV windbag whose personal brand is built on going over the top with outlandish statements.Of course, in a world influenced by such windbags, the first take for some when learning about Gordon is that baseball has a new PED crisis, and action must be taken. This somehow includes former American League MVP Justin Verlander, who on Friday morning tweeted, This PED (s—) is killing me. If u test positive u need to not play. You shouldn’t be allowed to effect games while appealing.MORE: Stephen A. Smith’s Jake Arrieta-PED rant dumber than you thoughtIn addition to sending Marvin Miller for a six-foot-under spin by publicly advocating for a management side on a collective bargaining i sue, Verlander mi ses the point. Harsher penalties are not going to get PEDs out of the game, because there always will be a level of risk that some will find acceptable. Making drug test results public while the appeals proce s is ongoing would set up a scenario where an innocent player could have his reputation forever tarnished.It is good that Verlander is pa sionate about the i sue, because players should want a clean game. Being so vocal about it inadvertently serves to further the perception that there is a major problem that requires major action. Stiffer penalties as a further deterrent is a fine idea, but it needs to come with the recognition that even if a first offense resulted in a lifetime ban https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/jhoulys-chacin-jersey , there still would be players who would try to get away with it, and some might even succeed.Gordon’s case does not show that the system is broken. It shows that, while there always will be tweaks that can be made, the system is working, catching users in all walks of baseball life, from a fringe major leaguer like Phillies lefty Daniel Stumpf to a rising power hitter like Colabello to a slim All-Star speedster like Gordon.There’s the only surprise left in baseball’s PED story: that positive tests represent a positive sign. That’s the way it is, though, because having a testing system that works is a far sight better than finger-pointing and rampant speculation.
    Lire plus
  • Cubs-Cardinals rivalry simmers even at winter fan fests

    The Cubs-Cardinals rivalry won’t hit the diamond for keeps until April 18.Until that nightat Nick Markakis Jersey Busch Stadium, three months from Monday,the teams appear content merely to chat about their NL Central rivalry especially in recent daysat their respective offseason fan fests. »You’re seeing guys take le s money to come here and you’re seeing guys who want to be a part of something special, »pitcher John Lackey told the Chicago Tribuneduring the Cubs Convention. « It has become that. »MORE: High school MLB draftees permitted to have agent, will not affect NCAA eligibilityLackey, of course, pitched for the Cardinals in 2015 (and part of 2014); hejoined outfielder Jason Heyward this offseason in leaving the Cardinals for the Cubs, who finished third behindSt. Louis and Pittburgh in the NL Central but bounced the Pirates in the wild-card game and then the Cardinals in their 2015 Division Series.That, at least in part, led aCardinals fan to use part of Saturday’s Q&Awith GM John Mozeliak to ask that his team do its part inextending the Cubs’ World Series drought.MORE:The 10 best baseball movies of Ender Inciarte Jersey the 1990s, ranked »Look, I’m not naive, » Mozeliak later told reporters (via https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/julio-teheran-jersey the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). « I’ve been in St. Louis now, starting my 21st season, that I get the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry is real. Now that they’re playing at a very high level, it’s going to be that much more competitive. Would it have been nice to see Lackey end up in Australia? Sure. But that didn’t happen. »So circle that date again, Cubs and Cardinals fans:7:15 p.m. CT April 18 at Busch, the first of 19 regular-season meetings in 2016.
    Lire plus
  • Cubs-Cardinals rivalry simmers even at winter fan fests

    The Cubs-Cardinals rivalry won’t hit the diamond for keeps until April 18.Until that nightat Nick Markakis Jersey Busch Stadium, three months from Monday,the teams appear content merely to chat about their NL Central rivalry especially in recent daysat their respective offseason fan fests. »You’re seeing guys take le s money to come here and you’re seeing guys who want to be a part of something special, »pitcher John Lackey told the Chicago Tribuneduring the Cubs Convention. « It has become that. »MORE: High school MLB draftees permitted to have agent, will not affect NCAA eligibilityLackey, of course, pitched for the Cardinals in 2015 (and part of 2014); hejoined outfielder Jason Heyward this offseason in leaving the Cardinals for the Cubs, who finished third behindSt. Louis and Pittburgh in the NL Central but bounced the Pirates in the wild-card game and then the Cardinals in their 2015 Division Series.That, at least in part, led aCardinals fan to use part of Saturday’s Q&Awith GM John Mozeliak to ask that his team do its part inextending the Cubs’ World Series drought.MORE:The 10 best baseball movies of Ender Inciarte Jersey the 1990s, ranked »Look, I’m not naive, » Mozeliak later told reporters (via https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/julio-teheran-jersey the St. Louis Post-Dispatch). « I’ve been in St. Louis now, starting my 21st season, that I get the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry is real. Now that they’re playing at a very high level, it’s going to be that much more competitive. Would it have been nice to see Lackey end up in Australia? Sure. But that didn’t happen. »So circle that date again, Cubs and Cardinals fans:7:15 p.m. CT April 18 at Busch, the first of 19 regular-season meetings in 2016.
    Lire plus
  • Indians’ Chris Antonetti voted 2017 Sporting News MLB Executive of the Year

    Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti is Sporting News’ 2017 MLB Executive of the Year, as selected by a panel of 44 MLB executives.Antonetti was the runaway winner in the balloting, which took place during September and early October, https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/brett-anderson-jersey as he received nearly five times as many votes as anyone else. Antonetti was presented the award Monday night during the annual GM meetings in Orlando, Fla.Sporting News has named an Executive of the Year since 1936.MORE: Braves hire Alex Anthopoulos as new GMAntonetti’s Indians won an American League-best 102 games in 2017 including an AL-record 22-game winning streak building off the succe s the team enjoyed in 2016, when it came within one win of Cleveland’s first World Series titlesince 1948.In looking to field an even stronger product in 2017, Antonetti’s fingerprints were naturally all over the Indians’ various offseason moves, the biggest of which was the signing of sluggerEdwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million contract in January.The move paid off, asEncarnacion hit Brett Anderson Jersey 38 homers and drove in 107 runs both team highs to pace the Indians to a second straight postseason appearance.Antonetti, 43, served as Cleveland’s general manager for five seasons before a promotion topresident of baseball operationsin 2015. In his time at the helm, the Indians have gone 196-127, won consecutive division titles for the first time since the late ’90s, and won the AL pennant.This is the sixth time a member of the Cleveland front officehas been namedExecutive of the Year,following wins by Bill Veeck (1948), John Hart (1994-95) and https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/jesse-barfield-jersey Mark Shapiro (2005, 2007).VOTING RESULTS(Voting by AL and NL front-office executives)Chris Antonetti, Indians: 18Brian Cashman, Yankees; Jeff Luhnow, Astros; Mike Rizzo, Nationals: 4 eachDavid Stearns, Brewers; Mike Hazen, Diamondbacks: 3 eachFarhan Zaidi, Dodgers: 2Others: 6COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 SN MLB AWARDSMLB Player of the Year: Jose Altuve, AstrosAL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge, YankeesNL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger, DodgersAL, NL Managers of the Year: Terry Francona, Indians;Craig Counsell, BrewersAL, NL Comeback Players of the Year: Mike Moustakas, Royals; Greg Holland, RockiesSporting News 2017 MLB All-Stars
    Lire plus
  • Indians’ Chris Antonetti voted 2017 Sporting News MLB Executive of the Year

    Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti is Sporting News’ 2017 MLB Executive of the Year, as selected by a panel of 44 MLB executives.Antonetti was the runaway winner in the balloting, which took place during September and early October, https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/brett-anderson-jersey as he received nearly five times as many votes as anyone else. Antonetti was presented the award Monday night during the annual GM meetings in Orlando, Fla.Sporting News has named an Executive of the Year since 1936.MORE: Braves hire Alex Anthopoulos as new GMAntonetti’s Indians won an American League-best 102 games in 2017 including an AL-record 22-game winning streak building off the succe s the team enjoyed in 2016, when it came within one win of Cleveland’s first World Series titlesince 1948.In looking to field an even stronger product in 2017, Antonetti’s fingerprints were naturally all over the Indians’ various offseason moves, the biggest of which was the signing of sluggerEdwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million contract in January.The move paid off, asEncarnacion hit Brett Anderson Jersey 38 homers and drove in 107 runs both team highs to pace the Indians to a second straight postseason appearance.Antonetti, 43, served as Cleveland’s general manager for five seasons before a promotion topresident of baseball operationsin 2015. In his time at the helm, the Indians have gone 196-127, won consecutive division titles for the first time since the late ’90s, and won the AL pennant.This is the sixth time a member of the Cleveland front officehas been namedExecutive of the Year,following wins by Bill Veeck (1948), John Hart (1994-95) and https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/jesse-barfield-jersey Mark Shapiro (2005, 2007).VOTING RESULTS(Voting by AL and NL front-office executives)Chris Antonetti, Indians: 18Brian Cashman, Yankees; Jeff Luhnow, Astros; Mike Rizzo, Nationals: 4 eachDavid Stearns, Brewers; Mike Hazen, Diamondbacks: 3 eachFarhan Zaidi, Dodgers: 2Others: 6COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 SN MLB AWARDSMLB Player of the Year: Jose Altuve, AstrosAL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge, YankeesNL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger, DodgersAL, NL Managers of the Year: Terry Francona, Indians;Craig Counsell, BrewersAL, NL Comeback Players of the Year: Mike Moustakas, Royals; Greg Holland, RockiesSporting News 2017 MLB All-Stars
    Lire plus
  • Indians’ Chris Antonetti voted 2017 Sporting News MLB Executive of the Year

    Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti is Sporting News’ 2017 MLB Executive of the Year, as selected by a panel of 44 MLB executives.Antonetti was the runaway winner in the balloting, which took place during September and early October, https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/brett-anderson-jersey as he received nearly five times as many votes as anyone else. Antonetti was presented the award Monday night during the annual GM meetings in Orlando, Fla.Sporting News has named an Executive of the Year since 1936.MORE: Braves hire Alex Anthopoulos as new GMAntonetti’s Indians won an American League-best 102 games in 2017 including an AL-record 22-game winning streak building off the succe s the team enjoyed in 2016, when it came within one win of Cleveland’s first World Series titlesince 1948.In looking to field an even stronger product in 2017, Antonetti’s fingerprints were naturally all over the Indians’ various offseason moves, the biggest of which was the signing of sluggerEdwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million contract in January.The move paid off, asEncarnacion hit Brett Anderson Jersey 38 homers and drove in 107 runs both team highs to pace the Indians to a second straight postseason appearance.Antonetti, 43, served as Cleveland’s general manager for five seasons before a promotion topresident of baseball operationsin 2015. In his time at the helm, the Indians have gone 196-127, won consecutive division titles for the first time since the late ’90s, and won the AL pennant.This is the sixth time a member of the Cleveland front officehas been namedExecutive of the Year,following wins by Bill Veeck (1948), John Hart (1994-95) and https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/jesse-barfield-jersey Mark Shapiro (2005, 2007).VOTING RESULTS(Voting by AL and NL front-office executives)Chris Antonetti, Indians: 18Brian Cashman, Yankees; Jeff Luhnow, Astros; Mike Rizzo, Nationals: 4 eachDavid Stearns, Brewers; Mike Hazen, Diamondbacks: 3 eachFarhan Zaidi, Dodgers: 2Others: 6COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 SN MLB AWARDSMLB Player of the Year: Jose Altuve, AstrosAL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge, YankeesNL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger, DodgersAL, NL Managers of the Year: Terry Francona, Indians;Craig Counsell, BrewersAL, NL Comeback Players of the Year: Mike Moustakas, Royals; Greg Holland, RockiesSporting News 2017 MLB All-Stars
    Lire plus
  • Indians’ Chris Antonetti voted 2017 Sporting News MLB Executive of the Year

    Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti is Sporting News’ 2017 MLB Executive of the Year, as selected by a panel of 44 MLB executives.Antonetti was the runaway winner in the balloting, which took place during September and early October, https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/brett-anderson-jersey as he received nearly five times as many votes as anyone else. Antonetti was presented the award Monday night during the annual GM meetings in Orlando, Fla.Sporting News has named an Executive of the Year since 1936.MORE: Braves hire Alex Anthopoulos as new GMAntonetti’s Indians won an American League-best 102 games in 2017 including an AL-record 22-game winning streak building off the succe s the team enjoyed in 2016, when it came within one win of Cleveland’s first World Series titlesince 1948.In looking to field an even stronger product in 2017, Antonetti’s fingerprints were naturally all over the Indians’ various offseason moves, the biggest of which was the signing of sluggerEdwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $60 million contract in January.The move paid off, asEncarnacion hit Brett Anderson Jersey 38 homers and drove in 107 runs both team highs to pace the Indians to a second straight postseason appearance.Antonetti, 43, served as Cleveland’s general manager for five seasons before a promotion topresident of baseball operationsin 2015. In his time at the helm, the Indians have gone 196-127, won consecutive division titles for the first time since the late ’90s, and won the AL pennant.This is the sixth time a member of the Cleveland front officehas been namedExecutive of the Year,following wins by Bill Veeck (1948), John Hart (1994-95) and https://www.bluejaysedge.com/toronto-blue-jays/jesse-barfield-jersey Mark Shapiro (2005, 2007).VOTING RESULTS(Voting by AL and NL front-office executives)Chris Antonetti, Indians: 18Brian Cashman, Yankees; Jeff Luhnow, Astros; Mike Rizzo, Nationals: 4 eachDavid Stearns, Brewers; Mike Hazen, Diamondbacks: 3 eachFarhan Zaidi, Dodgers: 2Others: 6COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 SN MLB AWARDSMLB Player of the Year: Jose Altuve, AstrosAL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge, YankeesNL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger, DodgersAL, NL Managers of the Year: Terry Francona, Indians;Craig Counsell, BrewersAL, NL Comeback Players of the Year: Mike Moustakas, Royals; Greg Holland, RockiesSporting News 2017 MLB All-Stars
    Lire plus
  • Lorem Ipsum

    What ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs.
    Lire plus
  • Lorem Ipsum

    What ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs, ebay griseofulvin drugs.
    Lire plus
elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy, elavil on line us pharmacy indian cialis 5mg, doxine pharmacy list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies, list of reputable canadian pharmacies. , doxine pharmacy, doxine pharmacy, doxine pharmacy, doxine pharmacy, doxine pharmacy. indian cialis 5mg, indian cialis 5mg, indian cialis 5mg, indian cialis 5mg, indian cialis 5mg, indian cialis 5mg, indian cialis 5mg. .