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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2050587


    NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig asked players to agree to a 50-game suspension for first-time steroid offenders and a lifetime ban for a third violation under what he called a "three strikes and you are out approach" to doping.


Guess he better try to get this passed before some lunkhead in Congress gets involved.
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Is a 4 game suspension the penalty for 1st-time or 2nd-time offenders in the NFL? If you correlate that to a baseball season, that comes to about 40 games. So it's really not out of line.



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I love this idea. If it goes through, it might be the only good thing Dud Selig's done for baseball.



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    Originally posted by gugs
    I love this idea. If it goes through, it might be the only good thing Dud Selig's done for baseball.







As a Red Sox fan, that new fangled Wild Card idea that Bud helped get through has had at least one nice benefit.
This plan has me worried. Bud going public in order to humiliate Fehr into agreeing to this while placating Congress is somewhat understandable. However, the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires after the 2006 season. Embarrassing Fehr publicly on steroids could come back to haunt Bud in trying to avert losing part or all of the '07 season. They were very lucky in '02 not to lose the season, Bud usually doesn't get lucky twice.
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    Originally posted by gugs
    I love this idea. If it goes through, it might be the only good thing Dud Selig's done for baseball.


Well, he did end the reign of terror that was the 1969 Seattle Pilots...by moving 'em to Milwaukee and renaming them the Brewers.

So that was a good thing...even if they are 4 1/2 out in the NL Central after only 25 games.

I guess Miller Park is a push...it's beautiful, but leaky roofs and ties in All-Star Games are a buzzkill.





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I dunno if I missed something, or if someone was mistaken in gathering information for this article (news.yahoo.com) about Juan Rincon, the latest player caught, but since when can a team fill a roster spot for a suspended player?
    Originally posted by AP (via Yahoo)
    General manager Terry Ryan acknowledged that he was notified about Rincon's positive test and said right-hander Scott Baker, one of the organization's top prospects, would be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster spot. Ryan declined to comment further.




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    I dunno if I missed something, or if someone was mistaken in gathering information for this article (news.yahoo.com) about Juan Rincon, the latest player caught, but since when can a team fill a roster spot for a suspended player?


I was initially surprised too, which lead me to I double checked and remember Joey Gathright was called up by the D-Rays when Sanchez got suspended. Normally, they'd just be down a man for the time.

Maybe it's a length of suspension thing? (Though, looking through older transactions, the Cubs didn't get an extra guy when Sosa was was suspended for corking hit bat.) The theory I saw on another site is, by not forcing them to be a man down, they're keeping the teams out of the equation and keeping the issue between the players and the league.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.23
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    The theory I saw on another site is, by not forcing them to be a man down, they're keeping the teams out of the equation and keeping the issue between the players and the league.
That's a good point. My opinion though, is that the team should be penalized in such a way. On one hand, it would (or should) encourage a team to be far more aware of a player's situation (and pay the price for not being so aware), and also, for players that have a conscience, be a reminder for them that they are screwing their teammates out of a teammate. That said, it would probably too drastic for a 50-100 game suspension, as Selig just threw onto the table, but for 10-20 games, it would probably hurt and work just enough.

Anyone else know the rule regarding a team being allowed to add a player to the 25 man roster when there is a suspension?



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