Giants pitching prospect Logan Webb has been hit with an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He was found to have a substance known as dehydrochlormethyltestosterone in his system.
Webb entered the season as one of the Giants’ top prospects and had boosted his stock quite a bit in the early going. Through 27 innings over five starts at the Double-A level in 2019, he has allowed just six earned runs while compiling 31 strikeouts against seven walks.
The former fourth-round draft pick will now end up missing a big chunk of the season, which could well impact his timeline for reaching MLB readiness. He’ll also have to answer questions about the circumstances leading to the suspension. Webb denied knowingly ingesting the banned substance in a statement to Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group (Twitter link) and others.
It’s another suboptimal bit of news out of the Giants farm. The club’s two best prospects, Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos, are each sidelined with injuries — though neither appears to be particularly serious.
That seems to be a popular substance. I believe that’s what Michael Chavis of the Red Sox got popped for
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It’s a pretty mild AAS with relatively low Anabolic and very low Androgenic properties. As for as a PED goes, it’s considered “safer” that the lot.
DHCMT is toxic, proving to have terrible long term health consequences. East Germany (GDR) doped its unwitting athletes with Oral T in the 68 and 72 Olympics. Many (most?) are very sick and received compensation from Germany after unification.
Will these morons ever learn?
Thanks for your insightful commentary, moron.
It’s moronic to call someone a moron who is calling someone else a moron.
Who’s to say you haven’t accidentally ingested dehydrochlormethyltestosterone today?
Me, unless they’re in my chocolate muffin or coffee?
Simple answer: don’t take supplements.
…especially since there are zero chemicals in today’s processed foods.
Or, if you are going to take supplements, only take the ones that have already been approved by MLB and the MLBPA. If they aren’t sure, they should be checking with MLB prior to taking it just in case.
Based on the low number of suspensions of athletes for this drug, I’d say he’s eating some very unique foods. Maybe processed “foods” from China.
I had spinach.
I think they have learned… They learned that it’s worth the risk to take these drugs to get to the big leagues and get a big payday. If you think the only guys taking these drugs are the ones that have been caught, you’re delusional.
As long as the the average AAA player earns $2150. A month during the minor league season… And Every Day you are on a Big League roster the MLB minimum pays about $3000..
Or think of it this way.. A AAA season is approximately 5 months x $2150 = $10750… Spend 10 Days in Majors.. 10 Days x $3000 = $30,000..
Why do they do it???..Really?
Frank Thomas gave it to him. And his wife likes it too!
He was a pretty good ball player. At least, some people think so.
Not good. 1 less arm to deal at the deadline for that outfielder San Fran’s looking to add for that push for the pennant.
Or we can come back to reality.
The Giants’ defer to the wine & cheese crowd for the definition of reality, so they’ll be staying the course. 😉
Which course? The wine course or the cheese course?
Webb went Old School.
Love other ballparks that shout “CHEATER” at braun when the Brewers are on the road. Mets fan chanting cheater when he was at the plate. lol wasnt Cano suspended for steroids too? LMAO
Did Cano fabricate stories about mixed samples? lab errors? Or did he just admit to it and took his punishment? Hmm. And what did Braun do? “LMAO”
never said Braun was a saint. Actually, went from my favorite player to least favorite on the team due to that whole incident. Thats not what i i said. I discussed one PED bust to another PED bust. Maybe reading comprehension skills is something to look at in the future.
I will look into that right after you take a basic logic and use of analogy refreshers. Just forward the certificates of completion over to me when done. This time, dont mix it up with your GED certificate. That was a little embarassing for you last time, I am sure.
yeah i mean us giants fans have been saying the same thing for years. all of baseball seemed to think only giants and A’s players were taking steroids and astros and rangers fans still think bagwell and pudge are clean without a doubt. but then guys like arod, braun, dee gordon, starling marte, cano, manny ramirez, bartolo colon and andy pettitte pop up and you realize we have no clue just how many players used and are using some form of steroids
Yep, and I’m even a huge Pudge fan. At some point we can only bash the guys who actually got caught though. No point in blaming guys who didn’t, so Braun takes the heat. I’m still fine with Bonds and his asterik I think.
Cano admitted it? Lol
He claimed it was medicine for being sick.
He owned up to nothing, why are you making this up to protect Cano?
Had Braun owned up and said “I got caught, my bad,” or even “I didn’t realize I took it,” no one would’ve cared one bit about him by 2014. Rather than doing that, he chose to attack the reputation of a guy who’s career path led to him collecting urine, and cost him said piss collecting job. Think about that a minute. Still wonder why people still harp on it?
NYMets, CrewBrew has homework assignment. He will respond after he takes that required refresher course. Sorry to delay your logical question. At least you and I understand the reasoning. You have yourself a great day and keep on Booing!
First ever Giant to be popped for steroids?
Seriously though, is there a team in MLB that has NOT had a player popped for PED’s?
After a search through the list of players popped, I’ve found that the Cubs actually have never had anyone suspended for PEDs, MLB or MiLB. They’re the only team.
Not true, Oscar de la Cruz
Sosa was never suspended. There were a few MiLB players Wikipedia hasn’t updated for. However, that and Baseball Almanac don’t have any MLB level players suspended by the Cubs since they started suspending players in 2005.
Maybe he wasn’t suspended as the same with Bonds and McGuire, but you’d have to have a severe case of denial to believe they weren’t cheating.
Lol,You Tube Sosa’s last Hr.Derby,Yoke Galore! With eyes popping out of their Sockets haha
Oral-T. The East Germans used it in the 70s. Surprised it’s still around.
Oral -T hasn’t been mass produced in a professional lab since the mid 90’s. That means not only did he chance getting caught but god only knows who made it and whether it was made correctly with right dosage in a sanitary lab etc etc.
Murphydog that was classic.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a hell of a drug!
Every time I see that Giants hat picture, I know bad news is ahead.
Blackball this kid.