Fantasy Baseball Participants Get Ready To Sweat

Well, Major League Baseball players could care less about your fantasy baseball league, it is official! Get ready to pick up and scramble to fill big names in your league, with non-performance enhancing drug using players. Other than maybe Alex Rodriguez, who has not been available to anybody this year, the other names are enough to shriek just about any rotisserie league manager. Big name baseball stars are facing massive suspensions, anywhere from 50 to 100 games, in a move that will most certainly alter the playoff hopes of many teams. Anthony Bosch the owner and operator of a Coral Gables Florida center that issued PED (Performance enhancing drugs) has much to say now, and much of that will bury the hopes and dreams of many teams, players and me…a Fantasy baseball owner. Bummer right? Yes!

Why Does MLB Care So Much?

Socking home runs, pitching shutouts, running like a cheetah in the Savannah, we all love to see this don’t we?  Who can forget the Sammy Sosa vs. Mark McGwire days? That was actually before Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens, and before MLB cared about any of this performance enhancing drugs stuff. In the NFL no one cares is a safety shoots up, and the main reason is that his stats are worthless. So he tackled someone 43 times this year. So he recovered two fumbles??? The NBA for the most part is the same. I am not stating that any one super human player that with shoulders the size of buildings is using P.E.D’s or that he is not. All I am saying is no one cares about steals, triple doubles, double doubles or anything else that ends with doubles.

However MLB, has been a stat driven sport since back when CY Young was notching complete games on back to back nights. It is important to MLB and the books are as sacred as well the good book, maybe even more so. The Major League stats in baseball are where historians are born, bar none. So to baseball it matters, and so it matters and Henry Aaron’s home run mark busted by Barry Bonds will not count, and the asterisks will remain, and the players will be suspended and my baseball league team will come in last place…again. OK so I have to blame this on something, I may as well blame the P.E.D’s! Here is a short list of some of the players that will more than likely not be on your team very soon…Enjoy!

  • Ryan Braun     Brewers
  • Everth Cabrera     Padres
  • Melky Cabrera     Blue Jays
  • Francisco Cervelli     Yankees
  • Bartolo Colon     Athletics
  • Nelson Cruz     Rangers
  • Fautino de los Santos     Free agent
  • Gio Gonzalez*     Nationals
  • Yasmani Grandal     Padres
  • Fernando Martinez     Astros
  • Jesus Montero     Mariners
  • Jordan Norberto     Free agent
  • Jhonny Peralta     Tigers
  • Cesar Puello**     Mets
  • Alex Rodriguez     Yankees