Well…so much for the miracle of salvation. #liquidfeces
Players busted for doping won’t find any sympathy from David Wright.
“To me, if you’re trying to cheat, if you’re trying to cheat the system, I hope you get caught and I hope you get punished,” Wright said at Mets camp on Wednesday. “If that’s considered a strong stance, then I guess [it’s] so.”
Though players often tread carefully when it comes to the performance-enhancing drug issue, Wright offered his stern words just one day after a published report linked Mets prospect Cesar Puello to the Anthony Bosch doping scandal.
...Puello is the latest current or former client of the Brooklyn-based ACES sports agency to be linked to the scandal. The agency also drew increased scrutiny after last season’s PED-related suspension of Cabrera, one of the firm’s clients.
ACES, which has denied any wrongdoing, also represents Wright. During the winter, ACES founders Sam and Seth Levinson negotiated Wright’s eight-year, $138-million contract extension with the Mets.
Just as he consistently has done in light of previous allegations about performance-enhancing drugs, Wright defended his longtime agents. He also repeated his intention to stick with the firm despite the defections of other former clients.
“I can obviously tell you that they’ve never tried to push me in a direction towards that,” Wright said. “They’ve been great to me. I’m extremely happy with them. That’s been my stance the entire time. That’s not going to change.”
Though Wright offered his public support for his agents, he insisted that players busted for bending baseball’s doping rules be forced to pay a price.
“I don’t care if they’re ACES clients, I don’t care if they’re whatever clients,” Wright said. “If you cheat, I hope you get caught and I hope you get punished.”
Posted: February 21, 2013 at 06:00 AM | 53 comment(s)
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