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Old 11-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yasmani Grandal Suspended 50 Games
By Mike Axisa [November 7 at 2:06pm CST]
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal as been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a high testosterone level, the team announced.

"We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Yasmani Grandal for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention & Treatment Program," said the team in a statement. "We fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outlined by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, we will not comment further on this matter.”

Grandal, 23, hit .297/.394/.469 with eight homers in 226 plate appearances for San Diego last season, his first taste of the big leagues. He was acquired from the Reds in the Mat Latos trade. Grandal was slated to be the team's starting catcher next year, potentially freeing Nick Hundley up for a trade. Those plans -- as well as a decision to potentially non-tender John Baker -- may have to change.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Argh, what a gump. I needed him for my fantasy team this year!
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No wonder he had some big power in a pitchers ballpark, one bomb every 28-29 at bats, c'mon man!!! He never hit at that rate prior to Petco park
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glad i dumped his stuff... so mad when this happens regardless
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West Coast...guess nicer weather = less gym time... Melky, Barry, Yasmani...
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good thing not many people PC him.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And we have had more people busted in 2012 for PEDs than in any other year. Good thing the game is 'clean' now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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West Coast...guess nicer weather = less gym time... Melky, Barry, Yasmani...
You're forgetting Bartolo......
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You're forgetting Bartolo......
He said "gym time," not "Slim Jim time."
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ouch, there goes his value. good thing i already unloaded months ago.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Damn... I have recently picked up his stuff, not a good sign for my stuff lol
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He needs Brauns lawyer
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@*&$%^#%*%#$%*#%*&%#^@*&$@!!!!!!!
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He needs Brauns lawyer
He already apologized...
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He already apologized...
Why did Brauns lawyer apologize?
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I was not really surprised by this...
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West Coast...guess nicer weather = less gym time... Melky, Barry, Yasmani...
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10 of the last 11 to be SUSPENDED have been Hispanic/Latino players. I wonder why they are breaking the rules and others are not.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ouch!!! I guess the 4 orange, 5 gold, and 2 red refractor autos I have bought as well as tons of other stuff just took a major slap. Obviously I cannot dump it so now I guess I just hold and hope in 5 years things change? And I thought I was being smart PCin him while others were grabbing Starling, Profar, etc. THIS SUCKS...PUT THE NEEDLE DOWN CLOWN.

On a serious question... is it even possible he can turn it around and I can recoup some dough or just forget it?
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Ouch!!! I guess the 4 orange, 5 gold, and 2 red refractor autos I have bought as well as tons of other stuff just took a major slap. Obviously I cannot dump it so now I guess I just hold and hope in 5 years things change? And I thought I was being smart PCin him while others were grabbing Starling, Profar, etc. THIS SUCKS...PUT THE NEEDLE DOWN CLOWN.

On a serious question... is it even possible he can turn it around and I can recoup some dough or just forget it?
You might be able to dump it now before a lot of people who don't really follow that closely find out.
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You might be able to dump it now before a lot of people who don't really follow that closely find out.
Is it dump now or wipe my butt with him later? I follow football mostly and I am a University of Miami guy so I thought I was being smart picking up his stuff for great prices, or so I thought ( red refractor auto for $290 ) and orange and gold autos for between $75 to $175...I would rather hope and hold then have a fire sale but anybody know if he can comeback from this? I know he just turned 24, literally ( happy bday ass clown ), and just making splash or is this the beginning of the end? I have too many of his cards to just dump...oh well, Terrelle Pryor should be next since I also decided to super collect him. Maybe Harper will get 50 games next since I have 2 gold autos I decided to hold...any insight on the Grandal scenario appreciated...thanks and my card stock market just crashed...#%%^^%

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Is it dump now or wipe my butt with him later? I follow football mostly and I am a University of Miami guy so I thought I was being smart picking up his stuff for great prices, or so I thought ( red refractor auto for $290 ) and orange and gold autos for between $75 to $175...I would rather hope and hold then have a fire sale but anybody know if he can comeback from this? I know he just turned 24, literally ( happy bday ass clown ), and just making splash or is this the beginning of the end? I have too many of his cards to just dump...oh well, Terrelle Pryor should be next since I also decided to super collect him. Maybe Harper will get 50 games next since I have 2 gold autos I decided to hold...any insight on the Grandal scenario appreciated...thanks and my card stock market just crashed...#%%^^%
Kevin- you cant just hold EVERYTHING you have to part with your stuff sometimes haha.

Seriously though, after a player gets suspended for PID's their stuff seems to never recover. i.e. Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez. I still have a couple high end A Rod RC's I would love to see come back up in price. About the only player that hasn't bombed card wise so far is Ryan Braun, I think anyways.
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Kevin- you cant just hold EVERYTHING you have to part with your stuff sometimes haha.

Seriously though, after a player gets suspended for PID's their stuff seems to never recover. i.e. Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez. I still have a couple high end A Rod RC's I would love to see come back up in price. About the only player that hasn't bombed card wise so far is Ryan Braun, I think anyways.
yep - exactly this

sell now, ifyou can break even, or come close.
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Kevin- you cant just hold EVERYTHING you have to part with your stuff sometimes haha.

Seriously though, after a player gets suspended for PID's their stuff seems to never recover. i.e. Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez. I still have a couple high end A Rod RC's I would love to see come back up in price. About the only player that hasn't bombed card wise so far is Ryan Braun, I think anyways.
I hold everything else...I was trying to super collect Grandal, correction, I did super collect this assclown and now I'm stuck...this hobby is becoming stressful. I quit cases because I was not selling anything and then I decide to buy singles and I super collect 2 guys, Terrelle Pryor and Grandal, now this. I know I'm whining but I just heard this news. I have a ton of cards that range from $20 to $2000 ( not many in the $2000 range, mostly $20-$500) and everything in between. I am going to finally take your advice and start to sell some cards. just for my own sanity...haha...thanks for responses.
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