Apparently Some Players HAVE Asked How to Safely Use Steroids During the Lockout

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Apparently Some Players HAVE Asked How to Safely Use Steroids During the Lockout

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There were mild concerns earlier this offseason that, with the CBA expired and no drug testing agreement in place, some players might use this period of time to juice up. I tended to think that was not a HUGE worry given the limited time period and the risk that you might start on something and then, boom, a deal gets signed the next day and you’re popped for an 80-game suspension.

Then again, maybe I was naive:

One doctor who consults with athletes, including some baseball players, suggested that without testing in place, “they’re running amok.” Wow. That’s much wider phrasing than I would have expected. Maybe hyperbole. Maybe not.

So, I suppose the big question is, while it now seems likely that a whole lot of players at least asked questions about how they might safely use steroids during the lockout (and not get caught after), how many players actually took the chance? You wouldn’t wonder that very much about established guys on long-term deals, but what about guys going into walk years? What about fringe guys just trying to stay in the big leagues? Is this actually going to be a question when guys show up to camp looking big?


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.