Mota On The 'Roids
(Via Baseball Musings)
Well, that sucks. How any player can be so stupid as to let himself get caught by MLB's pathetic steroid policy is completely beyond me. And it couldn't have come at a worse time for Mota, who's now a free agent -- any team that takes a flyer on him would only be getting him for two-thirds of a season, never mind the fact that nobody knows what to expect out of a guy who may or may not be juicing. Since coming over from the Indians, Mota pitched pretty well for the Mets, too. I wonder how much the 'roids had to do with it.
Once again we see that the players who are caught using steroids aren't the Albert Pujolses, or the Johan Santanas -- guys who are at the very top of the game -- because, frankly, they don't need it. The guys who are most likely to take steroids are the marginal players, who think they need any edge they can get just to stay in the major leagues . . . like middle relievers. At least Mota was man enough to admit what he did, and isn't trying to hide behind some "I thought it was vitamins," bullshit.