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The Mets keep leading the league in the wrong things

Jan 3, 2010, 10:32 AM EST

They aren’t getting the hang of this whole PED testing thing. According to Maury Brown of Biz of Baseball, the Mets led all organizations with eight PED suspensions in 2009. The Cardinals and Royals were second with six.

Brown points out that 39 of the 82 minor league drug suspensions
occurred in the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues, a figure that
shouldn’t surprise when we learn many of the banned substances in the
MiLB policy are legal and can be purchased over the counter in those
countries. Five of the eight players in the Mets organization tested
positive while playing in these leagues.

There were four suspensions at the major league level last season
(Sergio Mitre, J.C. Romero, Kelvin Pichardo and Manny Ramirez) after Eliezer Alfonzo and Humberto Cota tested positive in 2008.

  1. Jay - Jan 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    You lead the league in the wrong things.

  2. Maury Brown - Jan 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Minor League drug testing program has to be tweaked to address the VSL and DSL players. It’s skewing the overall results and that’s not fair given what I outline in the article

  3. NC - Jan 3, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    I have read some idiotic articles recently, but this has got to be the top…..what was the point except to though another shot at the Mets?

  4. Maury Brown - Jan 4, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    NC, you’re not speaking of the source story, are you? While the Mets have more players suspended, I never mentioned that in the article.

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