• Tacopina Playing The Deflection Game

    Posted by on January 14th, 2014 · Comments (12)

    Oh, yeah.  He went there.

    Comments on Tacopina Playing The Deflection Game

    1. January 15th, 2014 | 8:36 am
    2. MJ Recanati
      January 15th, 2014 | 11:53 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      He’s a liar too

      Yep, though I’m not sorry that someone is throwing darts at Ortiz. Ortiz has never been held responsible for the same offenses and it’s almost taboo or off-limits to impugn Ortiz in baseball circles.

    3. redbug
      January 15th, 2014 | 12:03 pm

      The difference w/ Ortiz is he hasn’t been caught since ’03.

    4. MJ Recanati
      January 15th, 2014 | 12:14 pm

      redbug wrote:

      The difference w/ Ortiz is he hasn’t been caught since ’03.

      No doubt. He’s keeping his shit tight (though I also think part of that is that there’s less interest on MLB and media’s part to expose a favorite son like Ortiz).

    5. Corey
      January 15th, 2014 | 1:36 pm

      He’s probably talking about a bunch of guys. *looks at Ellsbury, Napoli, Salty*

    6. Mr. October
      January 15th, 2014 | 1:42 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      No doubt. He’s keeping his shit tight (though I also think part of that is that there’s less interest on MLB and media’s part to expose a favorite son like Ortiz).

      I don’t know what the BFD is – they’re only ‘little magic pills’.”

    7. OldYanksFan
      January 15th, 2014 | 1:46 pm

      Hey…. Selig got ARod… why go for anyone else.
      You only need one witch for a successful witch hunt.

    8. January 15th, 2014 | 3:30 pm

      I’m just waiting for the day where A-Rod or his lawyers finger Cano. It could be soon…

    9. #15
      January 15th, 2014 | 3:48 pm

      I would have to guess that anyone using Bosch was outed in this go-round. MLB would have been foolish to not require that kind of cooperation.

      Anyone using another source will have get double careful or stop using. Will be interesting to see if any studs have their production fall off sharply. Makes you wonder about Pujols and Hamilton… maybe they got spooked into going clean.

      Hopefully the testing expands to catch on-going cheaters. The Mitchell report, which I read cover to cover, was infuriating in the selective PED threads it pulled on, and the ones it didn’t. Manny’s name never came up. Ortiz name never came up. No one in a Red Sox uniform was mentioned.

      Last thought… Like I said yesterday… A-Rod is scorching the earth around him and making enemies at every turn. Love to see A-Rod walk into a lockeroom with Cisco in 3-4 weeks. I doubt he’ll be invited to/playing at Ortiz’s golf tournament next year. The Yankees should let A-Rod continue to alienate himself while maintaining a strict ‘no comment’ position.

    10. Ben M.
      January 15th, 2014 | 6:06 pm

      #15 wrote:

      …Anyone using another source will have get double careful or stop using. Will be interesting to see if any studs have their production fall off sharply. Makes you wonder about Pujols and Hamilton… maybe they got spooked into going clean.
      Hopefully the testing expands to catch on-going cheaters…

      The only problem is… nobody actually failed a drug test. They all evaded positive results for 3 years or so. The only reason this even came out is, a disgruntled Biogenesis employee took all the files and dumped them into the lap of a Miami newspaper. Otherwise, all these guys might STILL be getting away with it.

      So I wonder how spooked the other cheaters at other “anti-aging” clinics really are. The only way to really clean this up is for MLB and the Players Union to agree to MUCH more stringent testing at the next Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2016. We should all be clamoring for this to happen at that time…

    11. Evan3457
      January 15th, 2014 | 6:20 pm

      Ben M. wrote:

      #15 wrote:
      …Anyone using another source will have get double careful or stop using. Will be interesting to see if any studs have their production fall off sharply. Makes you wonder about Pujols and Hamilton… maybe they got spooked into going clean.
      Hopefully the testing expands to catch on-going cheaters…
      The only problem is… nobody actually failed a drug test. They all evaded positive results for 3 years or so. The only reason this even came out is, a disgruntled Biogenesis employee took all the files and dumped them into the lap of a Miami newspaper. Otherwise, all these guys might STILL be getting away with it.
      So I wonder how spooked the other cheaters at other “anti-aging” clinics really are. The only way to really clean this up is for MLB and the Players Union to agree to MUCH more stringent testing at the next Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2016. We should all be clamoring for this to happen at that time…

      If the MLBPA think that this arbitration process is skewed too much against the players in the non-analytical suspensions, maybe they can trade better drug testing for it in the negotiations for the next Basic Agreement/Joint Drug Agreement.

      …and then players and dealers will find ways to beat that testing, and we’ll all be back at square one.

    12. McMillan
      January 15th, 2014 | 6:31 pm

      Ben M. wrote:

      The only way to really clean this up is for MLB and the Players Union to agree to MUCH more stringent testing…

      And MUCH more substantial penalties…

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