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Get the popcorn: more Biogenesis-connected players to be revealed.

Aug 5, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

T.J. Quinn of ESPN following up on all of the news about the DEA arresting Anthony Bosch and others connected with Biogenesis:

The fun part about this — other than the names themselves, which people pretty much consider the be-all, end-all of PED stories — is to see how MLB handles the suspensions. Last year, in what was clearly a p.r.-driven process, baseball gave what were essentially “until the end of the year” suspensions for everyone except Alex Rodriguez. I suppose if the names come out right now they could still do that.

But what if the names come out, say, in the first week of October? And the players are on playoff teams? What if they come out in mid-September? Will it last through the beginning of next season, which is a result MLB took pains to avoid with everyone last year? And, it should be noted, took pains to put to bed before Bud Selig’s final go-around as Commissioner.

Also: does the fact that these guys, presumably, stood silent until now while more than a dozen took a hit mean that they were somehow worse? Should they have come forward? Or, at the very least, will their teammates be mad at them for not getting all of this behind them before?

Just delicious, no?

  1. tigertigerwoodsyall - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Assuming there are more names coming from the Biogenesis debacle, this is a mess for MLB and Selig. I think it’s hilarious and extremely transparent that the players listed and swiftly convicted by MLB aren’t the only ones that were involved. With all of the underhanded tactics the league used to get that evidence, they didn’t even get everyone this idiot dealt with! And the fact that they’re more than willing to write a letter to help him avoid prosecution…all laughable. It took the Feds less than a day to let everyone know that there were more players involved with this mess. Bud Selig and his ‘untouchables’ failed in this case and are a joke. Arod got a full year because of the way he tried to cover up his end of this…. the additional people listed should be given just as harsh of punishment. They obviously were just as sneaky and thought they got away wih it. This isn’t a defense of Arod’s actions, but fair is fair. Nail these idiots.

    • dickclydesdale - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:28 PM

      Derek Jeter is trying to payoff MLB to have his name removed from this PED list.

  2. disgracedfury - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    I know A-Rod is a douche and a cheat but glad Bosch is getting what he deserves as giving drugs to kids is worse than taking them yourself.Also it’s good to see more tarnish on Selig’s legacy as he is as bad and worse for baseball as A-Rod.

  3. randygnyc - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    I’d say there is a strong probability that both Bautista and encarnacion, are on that list. 2 mediocre players, who for unknown reasons, suddenly found above average power.

  4. yahmule - Aug 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Speculating on who may be named on this report is just wrong in so many ways.

    /starts speculating wildly

  5. juradura - Aug 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Mike Trout

  6. phillysports1 - Aug 6, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    You racist piece of trash.

  7. psousa1 - Aug 6, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    “Law enforcement tells me more players will be named…………..” Like the FBI gives a horse’s crap whose name is on the list and they are going to announce them as well.

    The only official word the feds gave was “Athletes were not part of the investigation”.

    But we fell for it because we all clicked on the story. Everyone can tout ‘Sources’ and when they don’t pan out everything is forgotten and never mentioned again.

    Must be easy to be a sportswriter.

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