Report: DEA & MLB probing advisor connected to A-Rod

Friday Night Open Thread
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MLB and the DEA are probing a Miami-area man named Anthony Bosch about his possible link to performance enhancing drugs, reports the Daily News. Bosch, who provides training and nutrition advice, has been connected to several Latin American players in South Florida, including Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez.

This information isn’t anything new. MLB and DEA first started probing Bosch (and his father) way back in 2009, but I guess they’re ramping things up because of all the Latin American players (Melky Cabrera, Yasmani Grandal, Bartolo Colon, etc.) who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in 2012. A-Rod‘s connection is pretty loose here and it looks like the Daily News just slapped his name on the report for effect. Either way, I’m sure we’ll hear more about this at some point.

Friday Night Open Thread
Reports: Yankees were never close on Justin Upton & Scott Hairston
  • Blake

    Meanwhile David Ortiz is still deep in self investigation of his reported PED usage. He will get back to us never….

    • Jacob The OG (formerly Jacob)

      haha +1

    • Ben

      Funny but true! The Mitchell Report was a failure and biased!

  • Jacob The OG (formerly Jacob)

    This is just asking for a massive troll fest

    • Barry

      Someone get this guy a mirror!

      • Jacob The OG (formerly Jacob)

        Lmfao okay.

      • jjyank

        I don’t think you know what a troll is.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Disagreeing with a guy =/= he’s a troll, no matter what some folks here will lead you to believe.

  • CS Yankee

    In other news, Starbucks sells coffee by the cup.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    A-Rod‘s connection is pretty loose here

    This is good news. We’ve heard enough about A-Rod’s use of PEDs. Let’s hope nothing new comes out of this. Don’t need a suspension on top of the time he’ll miss due to injuries.

    • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

      Hey Cris, you have any info on getting Yankee Tickets to the series in Colorado? I noticed that you can’t just get single game tickets for just that series. I saw you talking yesterday about a lottery or something, is that process over already?

      • Cris Pengiucci

        I put in my request a while back and was notified yesterday. Early ticket sales begin on Monday. I assume any unsold tickets will become available when the rest of the single game ticket sales begin. Check the Rockies Web site. Wish I was able to provide you with more info.

  • Pat D

    Waiting for dalelama to appear…

    • Sit-in for dalelama AKA Electric Nunez II

      -“This worthless excuse for a human being doesn’t even have the decency to admit that he should be guilty of a llfetime ban AND house arrest AND have to register as a sex offender simply because his name was attached to a Daily News article”.

      Don’t know if I made dalelama proud but its the best I could do on short notice…

      • dalelama

        I prefer my fact based analysis.

        • jjyank

          Nothing like a good joke on a Saturday morning.

    • Jacob The OG (formerly Jacob)

      It’s okay we have Barry to do take his place!

    • dalelama

      The ongoing RAB cover-up for Aroid continues.

      • WhittakerWalt

        “Meet the Mets,
        Meet the Mets,
        Head for the park and
        Greet the Mets!”

      • WhittakerWalt

        I’d like to know what you think has been covered up.
        I’m resigning myself to the fact that your answer will be batshit crazy.

        • Mike Axisa

          I actually have details records of A-Rod’s PED use that I refuse to publish because YES butters my bread.

          • WhittakerWalt

            Of course. That must be it.

  • Dan6767

    “It looks like the daily news just slapped his name on the article for effect”

    Lol hence why daily news is a joke

  • Blake

    @mlbtraderumors: Yankees Sign Thomas Neal #mlb

  • Barry

    I guess we signed a guy named Thomas Neal for the OF mix.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Didn’t someone mention him at some point as one of those under-the-radar possibilities?

  • Mike Myers

    “looks like the Daily News just slapped his name on the report for effect”

    Apparently you dont read much. The Daily News is the most respected newspaper on the planet. The in depth investigations of all things lindsay lohan and people getting hit by subway cars set a new standard for the Pulitzer prize.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We take offense.

      Your friends at the New York Post

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Watch this…

    Anthony Bosch
    Athoyn Bscho
    Dahy Bscho

    It’s a trap!

    • dalelama

      You got me…LOL. I am so psyched with the Thomas Neal signing not even the Aroidian sycophants can bring me down.

      • WhittakerWalt

        You still miss Bob Murphy, don’t you?

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula


  • Chris

    There is no conceivable reason that HGH should not be allowed in sports. If there is something that does not effect your health in a negative way and is a progression of science that can make a person heal faster then the fact that it is illegal in sports is silly. Steroids and synthetic testosterone is one thing, because it is seriously detrimental to your health and essentially turns you into a super human (see the 1998 home run derby at Fenway). Once the old men go away in baseball, the right things will be allowed to benefit these players. Banning HGH is ridiculous. Just wait until Testosterone Replacement Therapy for older players becomes the new “cool” steroid method.