Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:38 PM
The General Manager of the Indians, Frankie Thon, explained how he heard the news. “Eddie Rosario called me about three days ago and told me he had some bad news, that he tested positive in this testing thing, that supposedly his arm hurt and he took some pills and tested positive for some type of ‘drug’.He has a 50-game suspension and he understood that he couldn’t play in the Winter League,” Thom said.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:46 PM
Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:43 PM
Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:48 PM
I am trying to accentuate any positive and what comes to mind is that he has performed at every level and there is not a "Melkyesque" spike in his stats.
I highly doubt it, it's not like last season Rosario came out of nowhere, he had very strong numbers in 2011 and 2012 as well, so if he was on some sort of "juice" he would most certainly have tested hot prior to this one.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:49 PM
Anyhow, I'm sure he's not the first guy who got hurt and took something he shouldn't have. It's not an excuse but it sounds like he took the drugs to get back rather than perform better. That's a bright side, I suppose.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:16 PM
Was he really though?
Hurt's his trade value. He was on the block for pitching help.
He didn't exactly tear up AA, so his trade value wouldn't have been very large at this point IMO.
As much as we all love him, we must realize he isn't even a top 100 guy on the majority of lists. (edit: I am wrong, I bet he will crack the top 100 on most lists, still though I think they would be potentially selling low on him at this point)
Edited by SpiritofVodkaDave, 19 November 2013 - 02:19 PM.