Another MLB Star Rumored To Be On The Verge Of Being Suspended For 50 Games. Possibly Lance Berkman.

Here's A Juicy Rumor For You: Word Is Another MLB Star Is Going To Get Busted For Steroids. Who Will It Be?

5/12/09 in MLB   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I don't usually like posting on completely baseless rumors....no, I kid, of course I do. And this one is pretty huge.

One message board poster over at RotoWorld posted a whopper of a rumor yesterday, and of course it involves MLB and steroids.

Okay, here's the deal. I work at CBS Sports and across the street is the MLB Network. I overheard one of our execs talking to a PR guy here. He said, "rumor is another big star is going to be suspended 50 games." Now, like I said, you can't get more rumory (yeah, I'm making this word up) than this. I heard no name or anything, but you know how the world works, the high ups have the info and they talk to each other. This is all I have on the matter.

Now, I know what you're thinking. This is complete crap. Well, perhaps, but RotoInfo (completely different site) had this to say on their Twitter page today:

According to sources close MLB Lance Berkmans name has been floating around the commissioners office as a possible 50 game suspension looms

So, it sounds like someone is likely to get nailed for messing around with steroids real soon, and Berkman seems like the probably candidate. But what if it isn't Berkman?
  • Pujols? There have been questions about him for years.
  • Big Papi? A suddenly huge decline in productivity. Did he get nabbed during spring training, and it's messing with his mind?
  • Carlos Quentin? Had an MVP-caliber year last year out of nowhere.
Let us know who you think it might be. If you guess right, you get a lifetime supply of HGH.

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5/26/09   |   Edbun

djjfrench wrote:
 I know he's huge but he came into the league with a pretty large frame.

Actually, the early scouting reports on him showed concern about his lack of size...

5/13/09   |   mrturk   |   20 respect

Every player in the whole league is on steroids and will be banned soon.  I will be starting at 1st base for the Yankees next week, the oldest regular ever in the Major Leagues.

5/13/09   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

JHOLE wrote:
Second, I CAN'T BELIEVE nobody has mentioned this guy:
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If this is the 'roider, I'm going to be a little hurt that he didn't use while he was in Philadelphia.....

5/13/09   |   voiceofreason   |   2 respect

jgfan09 wrote:
 So look at C.C. Sabathia he hits homeruns

Sabathia hits homeruns, but its not due to skill.  When pitchers hit his bat or his girth, the laws of physics say the ball is going to richochet into the stands - four hundred feet away, when it is thrown at him at 100 MPH.  Have you never thrown a ball at a barn wall and tried catching it, as it sails high over your head?  lol. 

5/13/09   |   LEGZ   |   7 respect

OK SO NOW EVERY DAM BASEBALL PLAYER IS FREAKIN USING STEROIDS...HMMM EXCELLENT SO LET THEM ALL HIT HOME RUNS MAYBE IT WILL HELP THE TEAM....JUST KIDING YEAH WHAT IS THIS YEAR COMING TOO... WITHOUT STEROIDS THEY WOULD PRETTY MUCH RULE OUT ALL THE GOOD PLAYERS WHO DONT NEED THAT CRAP TO HIT A HOMER .... CANT WAIT TO FIND OUT THOUGH!!!

5/13/09   |   YankeeDudeL   |   15 respect

"Tainted love, ooohhh oh, tainted love."

5/13/09   |   snbslugger

This topic needs to be ejected as it is directly interfering with my enjoyment of the game.  Now names are "floating around" for possible suspensions.  This is f-ing ridiculous.

5/13/09   |   jgfan09

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Name ANY mlb player and I will say that he's on steroids.

The reason I named Zambrano was because no one had mentioned a pitcher yet and Zambrano cranks out an awful lot of home runs for a pitcher.

 So look at C.C. Sabathia he hits homeruns

5/13/09   |   gregjbutler

Dwight Howard/ LeBron James?

5/13/09   |   Lobotomy Jones   |   7594 respect

jgfan09 wrote:
Carlos Zambrano is not on steroids, he is a big guy, whats next are you going to say Prince Fielder is on steroids? Or how about Ryan Braun? They all aren't on steroids between braun fielder and Zambrano!
(Edited by Lobotomy Jones)

Name ANY mlb player and I will say that he's on steroids.

The reason I named Zambrano was because no one had mentioned a pitcher yet and Zambrano cranks out an awful lot of home runs for a pitcher.

5/13/09   |   lsmiley108

First of all  let the facts come  out and speak for its self...Let the  suspension   drop and talk  about it from there!

5/13/09   |   jgfan09

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Carlos Zambrano

Carlos Zambrano is not on steroids, he is a big guy, whats next are you going to say Prince Fielder is on steroids? Or how about Ryan Braun? They all aren't on steroids between braun fielder and Zambrano!

5/13/09   |   DigitalSquire   |   1 respect

 Bucky Dent ... it has to be him.

5/13/09   |   JHOLE

Second, I CAN'T BELIEVE nobody has mentioned this guy:
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5/13/09   |   JHOLE

First of all EFF YOU for even mentioning Albert Pujols.  You get his name out of your dirty little mouth.

5/13/09   |   suedon70   |   144 respect

zhum24 wrote:

I seriously think that someday, Albert Pujols will be busted of steroids.

I am typically not very gullible, but I would be absolutely shocked if Pujols was on the juice.....

5/13/09   |   kwheels

brett favre

5/13/09   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

David Eckstein

5/13/09   |   lightsleeper

HouTxFan wrote:
Guess you wouldn't want to be considered for the position of president of the Lance Berkman Fan Club???

I like the guy and all but he's  for sure not juicing. That's just idiotic to imply. Its like implying CECIL Fielder was juicing.

5/13/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5174 respect

lightsleeper wrote:
oh and berkman is fat...sloppy..and a product of those short porches at minute maid
(Edited by HouTxFan)

Guess you wouldn't want to be considered for the position of president of the Lance Berkman Fan Club???

5/13/09   |   lightsleeper

oh and berkman is fat...sloppy..and a product of those short porches at minute maid

5/13/09   |   lightsleeper

well you've already decided he's guilty..so...

5/13/09   |   lightsleeper

First off lets get this out of the way....knowing someone who heard something from someone who thought he heard something from someone who said they heard something from someone...isn't research...either is googling. I don't believe ANY of these reports. I do believe, however that the media needs news (you figure out what i'm getting at). Now to address your rumors.

Carlos Q was considered a TOP 100 PROSPECT IN MLB. His "out of no where" season  last year was no fluke and was projected to be a break out season by many. Big Papi has had what 2 surgeries on his knees and I think shoulder in the last 2 years (I think that might explain his power decline..i don't know i'm no genius like you)...Pujols...i've always questioned him like i've always questioned A rod. You might be on to something there. All I know is my fav player of all time Griffey jr is clean. I have no doubts about that-or else he'd have 1000 hr's right now and wouldn't have missed most of the past decade.

5/13/09   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

Jamie Moyer.


Once known as a finesse pitcher, Moyer became under suspicion when he busted out in the 2009 season breaking 65 MPH. 

An investigation immediately followed.

5/13/09   |   HeatherJoy777   |   2 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Why are we wasting our time about rumors...absolutley ridiculous.

I agree.. yet another example of how the game is getting diluted by other crap... drugs, sex, scandal, strikes, arrests, etc...

5/13/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4214 respect

As long as its not a Brewer, I'm rather indifferent.  If its Pujols, would it really matter?  The only batters of this era in his class (Manny, A-Rod, and Bonds) took performance enhancers of some kind and we know it so its not like baseball can be tarnished anymore.

5/12/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Peter Gammons has heard this rumor as well... and has already decided the player is not guilty.  Shocking.

5/12/09   |   marcus_nyce   |   27304 respect

Big Papi.

5/12/09   |   raiders1steve   |   10 respect

 hey jan, i FINally made it to moody gardens last weekend-had FUN!! GO rockets!!!we should have a drink together sometime!:O)

5/12/09   |   Murph   |   4 respect

Dustin Pedroia.....all 5'9" 180 lbs of him.

5/12/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5174 respect

raiders1steve wrote:
Rumor has it that Jeff bagwell was using ROIDS.....one local beat writer for the Astros said when he walked into the Astros locker room that Bags looked like Popeye.bags also commented to said writer-are they reallly going to look into players that might have been using steroids-when this issue first surfaced. I don't think Berkman did roids...just my opinion....he just sucks now-his batting average is hovering around 196.

I'd even be surprised to find out that Bagwell used, but not as much as finding out that Berkman did.  As for Berkman's BA, he's gone thru' slumps before...I think his hitting will come around.

5/12/09   |   raiders1steve   |   10 respect

Rumor has it that Jeff bagwell was using ROIDS.....one local beat writer for the Astros said when he walked into the Astros locker room that Bags looked like Popeye.bags also commented to said writer-are they reallly going to look into players that might have been using steroids-when this issue first surfaced. I don't think Berkman did roids...just my opinion....he just sucks now-his batting average is hovering around 196.

5/12/09   |   Lobotomy Jones   |   7594 respect

Carlos Zambrano

5/12/09   |   crux5126

To be honest, outside of Griffey, I don't really care about any players that are a product of the 90s.  It seems it was so rampant at the end of the 90s you might as well not be surprised to find out that anyone from that era used it.  Now, on the other hand, if any of the new young stars (i.e. Longoria, H. Ramirez, Miguel Cabrera) get busted, I'll lose all hope for baseball as they have come after the steroids thing came out into the open.

5/12/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5174 respect

Want this DISCLOSURE made right up front...I AM AN ASTROS FAN.  I won't adamantly deny, at this point, that it is Berkman, but I will say I'd be totally surprised.  He's actually known for not just being an upstanding guy, etc, but for being a "goody two shoes".  Also, he has voluntarily come out on record in the past with his views of steroid usage when other players were exposed for it.  I know others who were later exposed had previously done the same (A-Rod, for example), but Berkman did it voluntarily, not necessarily just when responding to a question.  If he does end up being the "accurate target" of these rumors, he would not only be a steroid-using cheater, but also a huge hypocrite.  As an Astros fan, I will be extremely disappointed if it was to ever come out that he uses PEDs.

5/12/09   |   justinringhofer

carlos quentin because his going to want to get better than use steriodes

5/12/09   |   frenchy62   |   3 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Why are we wasting our time about rumors...absolutley ridiculous.

Agree completely. Rumors are little more than things that are fun for people like us to kick around. If, indeed, an announcement and/or suspension is forthcoming, I'd just as soon wait until it actually comes out.

5/12/09   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

I think it's Ichiro

5/12/09   |   UgodawgsW

jeter, griffey, ...who else is most likely clean??? i do not belive pujols is doing/did steroid or hgh

5/12/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Dude, I'll take a lifetime supply of HGH.  And I will also say Berkman, but Ortiz will be named sometime

5/12/09   |   osatwa

whyy do you want to ruin everyone's fun???

5/12/09   |   osatwa

i think it will be albert will be it.

5/12/09   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Pujols - I love the way the guy plays, but I've always felt he had a little "help".

5/12/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
Why are we wasting our time about rumors...absolutley ridiculous.

Because we have multiple people saying something is going to happen. I wasn't sure with only one of these, but with two of them, you know the saying - where there's smoke, there's fire.

5/12/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

Why are we wasting our time about rumors...absolutley ridiculous.

5/12/09   |   djjfrench   |   67 respect

zhum24 wrote:

I seriously think that someday, Albert Pujols will be busted of steroids.

 I know he's huge but he came into the league with a pretty large frame.

5/12/09   |   zhum24   |   47 respect

I seriously think that someday, Albert Pujols will be busted of steroids.