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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Jesus Montero also has ties to clinic linked to PEDs

Obviously he didn’t select from the Rashid Ramzi batch.

The Daily News reports that it has learned Montero is named in “records” from Bosch’s anti-aging clinic. Now, let us commence with the proper disclaimer: Montero being named in records at the clinic doesn’t mean he definitely used any sort of performance-enhancing drug—though this bit of fact doesn’t seem to prevent most from immediately jumping to conclusions.

Another bit of information some may deem as circumstantial evidence—as noted by the Daily News—is that Montero is a client of ACES, the agency run by Seth and Sam Levinson. One might recall the Levinson brothers are under investigation by Major League Baseball due to another client, Melky Cabrera, creating a fake website in an attempt to get out of a 50-game suspension last summer.

Then again, it’s not like every Levinson client has been involved in PEDs.

Repoz Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:09 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:20 AM (#4363701)
What wouldn't Jesus do?
   2. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:38 AM (#4363716)
This is serious, ties often indicate a suit!
   3. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:41 AM (#4363717)
God I can't wait for games to start. At this point I'd kill for a series of "best shape of his life" stories. Yes yes, they're all terrible human beings who use steroids and have teeny tiny testes and shouldn't be allowed to interact with other humans. Somehow I'll get past that and enjoy the games. You know why? Because I'm grown up enough to understand that being good at sports doesn't mean someone is a good person.

These writers are so filled with self-loathing that they have to elevate baseball players as people to validate their pitiful lives and then when the players disappoint by being human they have to attack them with the venom of a convert. Here's a tip. If you are in your 40s or 50s and still saying "gee whiz, a player just hit 40 home runs, he must be pure of heart" you are a ####### moron.

Thanks, had to get that out.
   4. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:48 AM (#4363723)
Doesn't he get a pass for hitting in Safeco?
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:49 AM (#4363724)
Montero being named in records at the clinic doesn’t mean he definitely used any sort of performance-enhancing drug—


But hey, it makes for a great headline, right?
   6. Dock Ellis Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:23 AM (#4363765)
#### this. I want to play some ball.
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:27 AM (#4363767)
At this point I'd kill for a series of "best shape of his life" stories.

Even if he's in the best shape of his life.... because of steroids?
   8. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4363791)
Doesn't he get a pass for hitting in Safeco?

Steroids should be mandatory for the Mariners' hitters.
   9. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:50 AM (#4363794)
God I can't wait for games to start. At this point I'd kill for a series of "best shape of his life" stories.


The most annoying thing is how names are coming out one at a time, just like they were when someone on the Balco prosecution team was leaking names. It's obvious that they're coming out one at a time to keep interest in the thing and to try to build outage, but Jesus H. Montero, why doesn't someone just publish a list and be done with it? This endless dramatics is tiresome.
   10. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:50 AM (#4363796)
Montero being named in records at the clinic doesn’t mean he definitely used any sort of performance-enhancing drug
Though when Ryan Braun says that, we call bullshit! NAMES ARE CONNECTED. CONNECT THE DOTS, SHEEPLE.
   11. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:52 AM (#4363798)

Even if he's in the best shape of his life.... because of steroids?


Well that's understood. Anyone in the best shape of his life has to be doing steroids.

   12. Swoboda is freedom Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:22 AM (#4363835)
This is serious, ties often indicate a suit!


And 2 pair of pants.
   13. The_Ex Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:27 AM (#4363843)
Montero heard that Braun consulted Bosch about a suit. So Montero also consulted Bosch about a suit, yeah he needed a new suit....that's the ticket.
   14. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4363846)
And 2 pair of pants.

AKA: The Smitty nightmare.
   15. Bote Man Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:54 AM (#4363867)
...why doesn't someone just publish a list and be done with it? This endless dramatics is tiresome.

Because the news cycle these days is too short. Dumping a big list would be forgotten about in a day or two. This way it keeps the pot simmering to an explosive revelation. Tune in next week for that.
   16. vivaelpujols Posted: February 06, 2013 at 12:35 PM (#4363913)
Jeff Pearlman - "I knew that all of those miracles were fake. No one can walk on water without PEDs"

Ray DP - "Yeah but Jesus saved humanity in the late 20 AD's. Besides we all know that Moses used greenies."

Edit: Bonds is black Jesus
   17. Walt Davis Posted: February 06, 2013 at 03:20 PM (#4364218)
I saw a reference to "Andy" in the notebooks. It's all starting to make sense now.
   18. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 06, 2013 at 06:44 PM (#4364540)
The more names that come out, the more proof we have that these PEDs didn't work.
   19. Smitty* Posted: February 06, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4364575)
Don't you hate 2 pairs of pants
   20. Squash Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:26 PM (#4364666)
The more names that come out, the more proof we have that these PEDs didn't work.

How do you figure? Maybe Jesus Montero hits 12 HRs last year without PEDs instead of 15. Maybe he hits 6. Maybe he hits 25. That not-good baseball players used steroids doesn't prove anything. They could have been even more not-good without them.

It's obvious that they're coming out one at a time to keep interest in the thing and to try to build outage, but Jesus H. Montero, why doesn't someone just publish a list and be done with it? This endless dramatics is tiresome.

So there's a baseball-wide conspiracy to release names one a time and everybody is toeing the line? Nobody with a real bug up their ass about steroids has decided "Screw these guys, I'm going to release all the names because screw them"? Or no writer or source has decided "Gee, I'm going to release this entire list and write the one big story and get all the credit"? And MLB, which presumably are the ones running this conspiracy, have decided it's in baseball's best interest to drag out this steroid drama as long as possible because it's better if half your fanbase is ticked off and every baseball writer in America is excoriating its players daily in the press? Attention is attention, but that's one hell of a risk for the league to take.

Conspiracies among large groups of people rarely happen because it takes incredible discipline to maintain the secret and everybody has to stay on the same page. Which, as somebody who is finally watching Lost for the first time on Netflix right now, becomes incredibly hard as the circle widens because all it takes is one person to spill the beans for whatever multitude of reasons that person decides is important. Most people can't keep secrets for ####, particularly secrets that don't cause injury to them personally. Much more likely is that, with a couple hundred or thousand national baseball writers now in on the feeding frenzy and trying to break something new on this story, names and information and such are slowly trickling out as everybody tries their damndest to scrape together as much information as they can on any kind of anything on anyone as possible.
   21. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: February 07, 2013 at 08:17 AM (#4364765)
I hate it when ballplayers like Barry Bonds and Jesus Montero wear two pair of pants.

And Mike Crudale.
   22. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: February 07, 2013 at 08:34 AM (#4364772)
This is all a plot to bring everyone around to my long standing position of not caring about steroids. It is just as irrelevent to my enjoyment in watching baseball as it is to my enjoyment in watching football. Leagues can negotiate tests and punishments, that's fine, but what happens on the field is what I enjoy and I don't care if player x was on steroids when he hit a homerun/scred a touchdown.

Come join me, it is so much more relaxing and enjoyable than clenching over every little bit of a players biochemical content.

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