Well, he was juicing. Yea, I’m upset, he was on my fantasy team. :evil:
First off, if any of you have read the book “Juiced” by Jose Canseco, it’s a great book, and I’d recommend it if you haven’t. In it, he says he could take a below average player, get them on the right steroid regimen, and turn them into a power threat at the major league level. He also said that many people say you must still hit the ball, so steroids don’t help all the way, but he said that they sharpened his hitting eye as well, something clearly improved on Cabrera.
Now, if steroids help this much, and have this effect, what percentage of players are still using? Melky was clearly on a good regimen, how many other “breakouts” could be attributed to steroids, and what are the benefits/consequences of taking them that these players are risking.