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Old 04-18-2017, 05:01 PM
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Default PED Suspension - 80 Games for Starling Marte

This sure deals a blow to the Pirates chances. Their #1 prospect, Austin Meadows, may be called up as a replacement.

It does seem like these suspensions have usually been incurred by lesser known major leaguers or minor leaguers.

You would think that the millionaires would realize, by now, how much it will cost them and their teams. What a pity.
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This sure deals a blow to the Pirates chances. Their #1 prospect, Austin Meadows, may be called up as a replacement.

It does seem like these suspensions have usually been incurred by lesser known major leaguers or minor leaguers.

You would think that the millionaires would realize, by now, how much it will cost them and their teams. What a pity.
You would think the millionaires would be able to buy better PEDs that are undetectable for now. Chances are without those PEDs they wouldn't be making those millions.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:27 PM
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You would think the millionaires would be able to buy better PEDs that are undetectable for now. Chances are without those PEDs they wouldn't be making those millions.


He should have consulted the two best experts on masking agents:

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You would think the millionaires would be able to buy better PEDs that are undetectable for now. Chances are without those PEDs they wouldn't be making those millions.
I agree Ben, but don't think its quite that simple, as the last post alludes to. Most likely, if Marte was taking straight nandrolone (a steroid), he would have to have been injecting it (it is far less effective taken orally). He likely was taking a masking agent with it which he erroneously believed would be effective in concealing the metabolites of the drug, thereby making it undetectable in a urine sample. The cheaters are still there, and are usually ahead of the testers, at least initially. Then the testers catch up, and a whole new round begins. With tens and even hundreds of millions of bucks at stake, this vicious cycle is inevitable--not only to improve performance, but to enable the PED user to maintain performance over what is most certainly a very physically grueling schedule. See Lenny Dykstra's relatively new book, "Tough as Nails (?)," which indicates that Lenny got a prescription for the 'roids simply to enable his body to withstand the rigors of the long, long season, when he hadn't been able to without them.

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I felt bad for the team that had Marte in my fantasy league. That team had been in our league for a long time and been in the money very few times.

Turns out now, I have Bumgarner - what an idiot. I'm surprised there's not some clause in his contract that would deter him from doing 'hazardous' activities. He cost me >35% of my pitcher's budget. Arrrgh.
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I felt bad for the team that had Marte in my fantasy league. That team had been in our league for a long time and been in the money very few times.

Turns out now, I have Bumgarner - what an idiot. I'm surprised there's not some clause in his contract that would deter him from doing 'hazardous' activities. He cost me >35% of my pitcher's budget. Arrrgh.
I play in a $100 Yahoo roto league and have Marte in my league. Within the first five rounds, I selected Manny Machado, Starling Marte and Justin Verlander. I am currently 11th in the league. We're not even out of April yet, and the season already looks hopeless.
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I play in a $100 Yahoo roto league and have Marte in my league. Within the first five rounds, I selected Manny Machado, Starling Marte and Justin Verlander. I am currently 11th in the league. We're not even out of April yet, and the season already looks hopeless.
Way to early to give up hope!!
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