Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50-games by Major League baseball for using performance enhancing drugs. The Reds pitcher is on the disabled list after Tommy John surgery last year. Still, he can start serving his suspension now and is expected to be ready to pitch in July when his suspension will be over with.
My feeling is that when he is ready to pitch, then his suspension should start. Actually, if it were up to me anyone using performance enhancing drugs would be suspended for two years and then another positive test and a lifetime ban would be enforced. Do you think that would clean up the game? I do. 50-games is nothing especially in the case of Volquez.
Of course Volquez had a lame excuse claiming he got a prescription in the Dominican Republic to help him get his wife pregnant.
I'm waiting for some guy to say, "Ya know, I'm looking for a new contract and I wanted an edge. I cheated hoping I wouldn't get caught."
Instead we get insulting excuse after insulting excuse. I'm sick of it.