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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2012 11:06 pm
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NEW YORK -- San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been given a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday.

The 38-year-old right-hander drew a 50-game suspension after the 2006 season for a performance-enhancing substance violation.

Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this year. This is his 14th season in the majors.

The commissioner's office said Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol.


Good.He wasn't helping the team anyway.



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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2012 11:18 pm
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lobo316 wrote: NEW YORK -- San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been given a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday.

The 38-year-old right-hander drew a 50-game suspension after the 2006 season for a performance-enhancing substance violation.

Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this year. This is his 14th season in the majors.

The commissioner's office said Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol.
Clenbuterol is in my kids asthma inhaler. 

But its doubtful Mota has asthma, considering this is his second suspension for PED's

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Benlen wrote:
lobo316 wrote:
NEW YORK -- San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been given a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday.

The 38-year-old right-hander drew a 50-game suspension after the 2006 season for a performance-enhancing substance violation.

Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this year. This is his 14th season in the majors.

The commissioner's office said Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol.


Good.He wasn't helping the team anyway.
Maybe he can retire and get the sentence halfed

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PeteF3 wrote: mike3775 wrote: The injury took some of the luster off another spectacular performance by 19-year-old Bryce Harper, who went 2 for 3 with a double and stole home in the first inning.

You know, I am so sick and tired of hearing about Harper.  To some analysts, the Nationals are where they are now only because of him it seems. 

Too bad, because like him or not the kid is incredible. Stole home off Hamels after getting hit, then later ran a blooper into LF into a double.

And every bit of analysis I've seen has the Nats where they are because of their ridiculous over-their-heads starting pitching.
Yes the kid is good.  But he is not the "savior" that many analysts would have you believe.  I about gagged when the other day he went 0-3 and the analyst on MLB Tonight(I wish I could remember who it was) said "even though he went 0-3, it was a great 0-3 because he never gave up on the at bats".  Uh sorry, to me, going 0-3 is not good regardless of whether or not he never gave up during the at bats, he did not produce much that day.  

I give the Nationals credit, they have great pitching, and have some good bats now and they will be a great team someday if the entire starting line up can all stay healthy. 


He's supposed to be the biggest douche in baseball since Barry Bonds.


Doesn't matter. Some of the biggest stars are always the biggest douches. If they help you win games, you live with it.

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TerryWWWF wrote:
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PeteF3 wrote: mike3775 wrote: The injury took some of the luster off another spectacular performance by 19-year-old Bryce Harper, who went 2 for 3 with a double and stole home in the first inning.

You know, I am so sick and tired of hearing about Harper.  To some analysts, the Nationals are where they are now only because of him it seems. 

Too bad, because like him or not the kid is incredible. Stole home off Hamels after getting hit, then later ran a blooper into LF into a double.

And every bit of analysis I've seen has the Nats where they are because of their ridiculous over-their-heads starting pitching.
Yes the kid is good.  But he is not the "savior" that many analysts would have you believe.  I about gagged when the other day he went 0-3 and the analyst on MLB Tonight(I wish I could remember who it was) said "even though he went 0-3, it was a great 0-3 because he never gave up on the at bats".  Uh sorry, to me, going 0-3 is not good regardless of whether or not he never gave up during the at bats, he did not produce much that day.  

I give the Nationals credit, they have great pitching, and have some good bats now and they will be a great team someday if the entire starting line up can all stay healthy. 


He's supposed to be the biggest douche in baseball since Barry Bonds.


Doesn't matter. Some of the biggest stars are always the biggest douches. If they help you win games, you live with it.


Well, he's not my team's douche so if he is actually that big of a douche, fuck him.



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HBF wrote: TerryWWWF wrote:
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PeteF3 wrote: mike3775 wrote: The injury took some of the luster off another spectacular performance by 19-year-old Bryce Harper, who went 2 for 3 with a double and stole home in the first inning.

You know, I am so sick and tired of hearing about Harper.  To some analysts, the Nationals are where they are now only because of him it seems. 

Too bad, because like him or not the kid is incredible. Stole home off Hamels after getting hit, then later ran a blooper into LF into a double.

And every bit of analysis I've seen has the Nats where they are because of their ridiculous over-their-heads starting pitching.
Yes the kid is good.  But he is not the "savior" that many analysts would have you believe.  I about gagged when the other day he went 0-3 and the analyst on MLB Tonight(I wish I could remember who it was) said "even though he went 0-3, it was a great 0-3 because he never gave up on the at bats".  Uh sorry, to me, going 0-3 is not good regardless of whether or not he never gave up during the at bats, he did not produce much that day.  

I give the Nationals credit, they have great pitching, and have some good bats now and they will be a great team someday if the entire starting line up can all stay healthy. 


He's supposed to be the biggest douche in baseball since Barry Bonds.


Doesn't matter. Some of the biggest stars are always the biggest douches. If they help you win games, you live with it.


Well, he's not my team's douche so if he is actually that big of a douche, fuck him.

So exactly why is he a huge douche already?



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Everything I've heard indicates he's had the MLB superstar attitude ever since college, and getting picked #1 overall only made it worse. He seems to rub everyone else around him the wrong way at every level, and the baseball media slobbing his knob just irritates people even more. He might be THE MAN one day, but now he's a rookie who's looking at the moment like a serviceable injury replacement. It was even mentioned he probably wouldn't even stay in the majors if it wasn't for the Nats have been hit by the injury bug at the moment.



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Everything I've heard indicates he's had the MLB superstar attitude ever since college, and getting picked #1 overall only made it worse. He seems to rub everyone else around him the wrong way at every level, and the baseball media slobbing his knob just irritates people even more. He might be THE MAN one day, but now he's a rookie who's looking at the moment like a serviceable injury replacement. It was even mentioned he probably wouldn't even stay in the majors if it wasn't for the Nats have been hit by the injury bug at the moment.


For this reason Steve. If you read about this kid, I can't find one reporter that likes him. The Bonds reference has come up way too early. Might be jealousy from jock-sniffers, but it seems to be a very universal feeling. And I said "If he is....."

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Jayson Werth said he was taunted by Phillies fans as he came off the field Sunday night, clutching his broken wrist.

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By Greg Fiume, Getty ImagesJayson Werth said Philadelphia Phillies fans added insult to his very significant injury.


Werth suffered a broken left wrist while attempting a sliding catch of a fly ball in Sunday night's 9-3 loss to the Phillies at Nationals Park.

He had surgery Monday and is expected to miss at least 12 weeks, a key blow to a Nationals team that remains atop the National League East.

As Werth came off the field, a trainer helping him clutch his injured wrist, a gaggle of Phillies fans taunted him, he tells the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore in an e-mail.

The weekend series was touted as "Take Back the Park" by the Nationals, who for years have seen Phillies fans infiltrate their yard en masse.

But according to Werth, those that came brought plenty of Philly 'tude with them; 76ers fans recently cheered an ankle injury suffered by Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah.

As Werth wrote to Kilgore:

"After walking off the field feeling nauseous knowing my wrist was broke and hearing Philly fans yelling 'You deserve it,' and, 'That's what u get,' I am motivated to get back quickly and see to it personally those people never walk down Broad Street in celebration again."
We'll repeat it one more time: The I-95 corridor has suddenly become the passageway to baseball's most interesting, and potentially most contentious, rivalry



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PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues.

The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended for intentionally throwing at the Washington rookie in the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday night.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday. Hamels also was fined.

Hamels wasn't available to reporters before the Phillies opened a three-game series against the New York Mets. But he already admitted that he deliberately threw at Harper.



"I was trying to hit him," the two-time All-Star lefty said Sunday night. "I'm not going to deny it. I'm not trying to injure the guy. They're probably not going to like me for it, but I'm not going to say I wasn't trying to do it. I think they understood the message, and they threw it right back. That's the way, and I respect it."

Hamels began serving his suspension Monday night. With Cliff Lee expected to come off the disabled list and start Wednesday, coupled with Thursday's day off, Hamels really won't miss a turn in the rotation.

Roy Halladay will likely pitch on regular rest Saturday and Hamels would then start Sunday against the San Diego Padres.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was disappointed the incident occurred.




"Obviously that's not what we're about," Amaro said. "We're not about trying to injure people. Things that happen in the game happen in the game. Those are parts of the game. But as far as how the Phillies want to conduct themselves, we try to take the high road on things. By no means are we condoning this. We fully support what the commissioner's office has decided to do."
Hamels plunked Harper in the small of the back with a fastball in the first inning. He said the purpose pitch was his old-school way of welcoming the 19-year-old Nationals phenom to the big leagues.

"That's something I grew up watching, that's kind of what happened. So I'm just trying to continue the old baseball because I think some people are kind of getting away from it," Hamels said. "I remember when I was a rookie the strike zone was really, really small and you didn't say anything because that's the way baseball is.

"But I think unfortunately the league's protecting certain players and making it not that old-school, prestigious way of baseball," Hamels added.

Harper got the last word, though. When Hamels made a pickoff to first, Harper stole home for the first swipe of his eight-game big league career.

In the third inning, Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann hit Hamels in the left leg with one out and a runner on first when the Phillies pitcher squared to bunt. Home plate umpire Andy Fletcher warned both dugouts.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told The Washington Post that Hamels hitting Harper with a pitch was "classless" and "gutless."

According to the newspaper's website, Rizzo also said: "Cole Hamels says he's old school? He's the polar opposite of old school. He's fake tough. He thinks he's going to intimidate us after hitting our 19-year-old rookie who's eight games into the big leagues? He doesn't know who he's dealing with."

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he wished Hamels wouldn't have been so forthcoming with his comments.

"He could have been a little more discreet or less honest," Manuel said. "The way I look at it, baseball is going to take care of it between the two teams on the field. To me, that's the issue. When they hit Cole, it set it even. At the same time, the best way to handle the Nationals is to beat them on the field."

As for Rizzo's reaction, Manuel brushed it off.

"I think that if we beat them on the field, that will take care of our business and that takes care of it," Manuel said. "When they hit Hamels, that takes care of it and we're back on even ground. There was no warning or nothing. They had a chance to get even. That even made it a wash. What Rizzo says is no concerns to me."

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Looks like you can forget Mets vs Phillies

Nationals vs Philles is the new baseball war



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NEW YORK -- The agent for Mariano Rivera said that the evaluation of the 42-year-old Yankees reliever's injured knee did not go smoothly on Monday.

"We ran into complications," agent Fernando Cuza told the New York Post. "I am referring to Dr. (Christopher) Ahmad and (Yankees general manager) Brian Cashman for further information."

Ahmad is the Yankees' team physician.

Tuesday morning, a high-ranking team official told ESPNNewYork.com that he didn't believe the complications were serious, but he said the team was still gathering information.

A source told ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney the complications will have no bearing on Rivera's ability to have surgery and return from the injury.

Cashman declined to comment in detail when asked specifically about Cuza's comments, the Post reported.

On Monday, Ahmad, of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Russell Warren, a knee specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Dr. David Altchek, the New York Mets' team physician, all examined Rivera's knee.

After his fall on the warning track while shagging fly balls in Kansas City last Thursday, the Royals' doctors diagnosed Rivera with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a damaged meniscus in his right knee. Rivera is expected to have surgery and has vowed that he will pitch again.

Most estimates have Rivera missing this year and returning in 2013. But Rivera hasn't ruled out a return this year.



In 2008, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo returned from a similar injury in five months. Gallardo was 22 at the time, but there is not necessarily a link between age and recovery.

Prior to the injury, Rivera had hinted that this could be his final season. After the diagnosis, though, Rivera defiantly said he will return.

"I can't go out like this," Rivera said.

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"I can't go out like this," Rivera said.

I agree, that is not the way his career should end.

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Former major league right-hander Brad Penny has been released from his contract with Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League, the team announced on Tuesday.


Penny has offers to pitch both as a starter and a reliever in the major leagues and expects to make a decision soon on where he will sign, a baseball source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.


The Hawks cut Penny after he had made just one start, granting Penny's request to be released. Penny reportedly had a hard time adjusting to living and playing in Japan, according to the Asahi Shimbun, a newspaper in Japan.

Penny reportedly suffered a shoulder injury after his only start and had been sidelined for the last month.

"It is unfortunate," Koji Akiyama, the Hawks' manager, told Nikkan Sports. "But part of it is his feelings and then there is also his shoulder. It cannot be helped."

Penny went 11-11 last season for the Detroit Tigers with a 5.30 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 31 games.


He has a 119-99 record and a 4.23 ERA in a 12-year major league career that includes stints with the Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

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HBF wrote: sek69 wrote:
Everything I've heard indicates he's had the MLB superstar attitude ever since college, and getting picked #1 overall only made it worse. He seems to rub everyone else around him the wrong way at every level, and the baseball media slobbing his knob just irritates people even more. He might be THE MAN one day, but now he's a rookie who's looking at the moment like a serviceable injury replacement. It was even mentioned he probably wouldn't even stay in the majors if it wasn't for the Nats have been hit by the injury bug at the moment.


For this reason Steve. If you read about this kid, I can't find one reporter that likes him. The Bonds reference has come up way too early. Might be jealousy from jock-sniffers, but it seems to be a very universal feeling. And I said "If he is....."
Jealous of what?

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