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Commissioner's office suggested Giants leave Guillen off postseason roster


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#1 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:49 PM

Feds are investigating Guillen's wife for HGH shipments.

http://www.nytimes.c.../29guillen.html

Just days before the postseason began, federal authorities called Major League Baseball officials to tell them that they were investigating shipments of human growth hormone that were sent to Guillen’s wife in the Bay Area, according to the lawyers.

The lawyers spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing an ongoing federal investigation. The commissioner’s office opened an investigation of its own and told the Giants that they should consider leaving Guillen off the postseason roster. The Giants did just that.

A spokesman for M.L.B. declined comment.

This is not the first time that Guillen, 34, has been tied to performance-enhancing drugs. In 2007, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that between May 2002 and June 2005 Guillen bought more than $19,000 worth of H.G.H. and other drugs from the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center



#2 gaelgirl


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:05 AM

Guillen is an ass. It explains why he hasn't been seen since the season ended, though. I've heard conflicting reports on if the Giants were asked to leave him off the roster, if it was just suggested or if they were merely informed he was under investigation and decided to leave him off on their own. Regardless, it worked out well for the Giants.

An SF beat writer tweeted during the game that they'd been trying to nail down the story for three weeks, so clearly this is something everyone involved knew was coming out soon.

#3 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:27 AM

While I can't recall in recent memory hearing about the commissioner's office "suggesting" a team leave a player off a roster, maybe it was because they didn't want the steroid cloud hanging over the playoffs.

The commissioner's office surely knew the media would be chasing this story, so they sent the memo.

Can't blame them, except they are culpable as well, so screw the commissioner's office.

Edited by crakerraker, 29 October 2010 - 06:27 AM.