Re: Giambi Juice
posted at 6/27/2011 7:02 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Giambi Juice
[QUOTE]I don't really think anyone has anything to do with your decision to come to work taking PED"s, except you. What do GM's and owners have to do with your decision to take PED's. Nothing! No, we all don't want to take PED's. Nor do we all "not want to know about it". I'm sorry at this time the numbers just don't support your arguement. Before it took the threat of an act of Congress to force the MLBPA to accept urine testing for steroids, the numbers supported the argument that Bonds' head wasn't swollen like his homerun totals.
Posted by betterredthandead[/QUOTE]
Ok, let me rephrase. GMs and owners don't care how a player produces as long as they produce. If a GM, Trainer or owner suspects a player is taking juice, then they aren't going to run to the Commissioner with their suspicions.
Both Jason Varitek and Jorge Posada are 39 years old. Posada has been a better hitter and tek the better catcher.
In 2008, in the last year of his contract, 36 year old Jason Varitek batted 220 and got a $5 million contract 2009. He currently makes $2 million.
In 2007, Jorge posada in the last year of his contract hit 338, 60 points above his career BA and got a multi year contract paying him $13 million per year.
Currently Posada is batting 234 while Tek is batting 245. Yet Posada makes $11 million more.
There is no doubt in my mind that Posada was juicing in 2007 - not a doubt. If Tek had been juicing, he be making at least $8 million more than he currently makes.
The only issue I have with guys like Posada is if you're going to juice in your contract year, then they should juice after they sign the contract. Otherwise, it's fraud.
Better players, more money, more games won, more fans in the seat, higher ratings on TV and on the radio. It's a win-win for everyone.