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Interesting, looks like you guys can will get to watch Manny play out in your backyard. The dudes had trouble, but might be a hall of famer when all said and done.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers took what general manager Jon Daniels called a ...
If Bonds and McGwire aren't getting in because of their use of performance enhancing substances, then ManRam won't either. Tested positive and suspended in 2009 and 2011. Was reported to have tested positive in 2003.
I'm still torn on this issue, since it was a very tainted era in baseball. Pitchers were doing it, and batters were too. A part of me says it would cancel out, but ethically the losers were the guys who stayed clean and fell behind.
Are the Rangers really this desperate?
I'm kind of torn on it, too, since a lot of players who clearly would have been Hall of Famers are now not going to be Hall of Famers because they will be judged solely according to a "did they or didn't they" standard of review. Bonds would have been a shoo-in as a 500 hr, 500 sb, 2500 hit, 2000 bb, 8 time GG winner, 3 time MVP were it not for him roiding up. McGwire's chances would have been a lot slimmer to non-existent. A non-user like Fred McGriff might have been thought of as the best left-handed power hitter of the 80s-90s, but now he's just an after-thought as the guy Eric Gregg called out on strikes on a pitch three feet outside the strike zone to end game 5 of the NLCS in 1997. Heck, Alex Rodriguez had a chance to go after Pete Rose's hit record had he stayed a relatively slim and agile shortstop instead of turning into a third baseman clubber sort. Too bad we can't have a 30 year do-over to see how all the careers would have progressed without any steroids and the like.
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