Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pitchers on Roids?

When it comes to finding steroid cheats it helps to find managers who have a reputation for looking the other way. So when looking for steroid cheats I will go to the king of looking the other way… Tony La Russa, he of the Bash Brothers era -- Canseco and McGwire.

Jason Isringhausen – He missed the team's World Series run because of hip surgery… at 36? Hip surgery? This one does not take a genius to figure out.

Chris Carpenter – An absolute bust with Toronto. Signs with the Cardinals and becomes a Cy Young winner overnight… presently on the DL with elbow problem. Don’t look for him to be more than a #4 starter from here on out… if that!

Todd Wellemeyer
A complete bust with the Cubs and KC. Never close to a 2 to 1 strike out to walk ratio.
This year 53 SO - 22 Walks. Look for him to win 18 to 20 and then it’s DL list for this guy.

A blind man could figure this one out…

Dishonorable mention – Mota, Farnsworth, Mulder, Pedro M. Wainwright

Finally, I hate to say it but I think our own Kerry Wood and Mark Prior were juicers. Looks like Wood is off the roids (look at his size) but I suspect he just moved over to HGH which is not detectable. Wood may find some success as a reliever because now he only throws 10 to 20 pitches an outing… but I’ll bet a dollar he does not make it through the whole season… truth hurts.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blogging with Hollywood

Blogging Hollywood Style
I’m glad you asked this question, you asked me this before you left and I have done some thinking about it. I think there are a bunch of guys doing steroids and after looking at it closer the three guys I would like to talk about are Emil Brown, Carlos Quentin, and Todd Helton.

First, Emil Brown. How does a guy come from nowhere and start hitting? In his ESPN profile he is called a “late bloomer.” I am not talking about him coming out this year; he started hitting in 2005, when he was 30! That seems a little peculiar that a 30 year old bulks up and starts hitting out of nowhere.

Next, Carlos Quentin. This guy already has as many homers this year as he has his entire career. He even looks like Jose Canseco, with all the same mannerisms. He appears to be a showboat and a little hot tempered at times. Can you say, Brady Anderson??

Lastly, Todd Helton. This guy went from hitting 40 plus homers a year and averaging 330, to now barely hitting 15 and 300. Coincidentally, as soon as the steroid crack down came, his offensive numbers dropped as well. I don’t think he is/was the only player using steroids on the Rockies. Take a look at some of their players now; sure are a lot of injuries??

Notables that almost made my top three: Eric Byrnes, Matt Holliday, Brad Hawpe, Garrett Atkins, Lance Berkman, Ivan Rodriguez, Johnny Peralta, Vladimir Guerrero… just to name a few.

Now I’ll ask you, since I named so many, can you tell me a few guys that you believe are on the juice. The catch; only pitchers. I think it is easy to spot a position player all juiced up, but I can never tell with the pitcher.


Baseball Factoid

Three guys with ten years in the league have yet to hit the DL.

Derek Lowe
Brad Ausmus
That Yankee outfielder that looks like a Native American Indian

Probably not steroid guys...

What three guys would you guess are still on steroids?