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08:14 AM ET 08.16 | The Giants now face a host of questions in the wake of Melky Cabrera's suspension, effective immediately, chief among them is what the team will do about the hole in left field. Gregor Blanco is the immediate answer, but the Giants didn't really have many options Wednesday. They had only four outfielders on the roster when the day started. Blanco, however, is mired in a terrible slump. He's hitless in his last 20 at-bats and has started just nine games since the All-Star break. Xavier Nady is hitting just .138 since joining Triple-A Fresno and is said to be still getting his legs under him. Justin Christian is always available, but he hasn't proven to be an everyday solution. Roger Kieschnick is out for the year.

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August 16, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Philip Edward Dunn, better known as the PED Boy now playing left Field, or they could bring up Juice Jones or Needles Smith, Whatever!

August 16, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Melky's stupidity is really, really going to hurt a very good team. After the last round of suspensions, you woulda thought the potential offenders would have got a clue ...

August 16, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Melky's stupidity is really, really going to hurt a very good team. After the last round of suspensions, you woulda thought the potential offenders would have got a clue ...

I think that sometimes the desire to be great makes mush out of some guys brains..........

August 16, 2012  09:04 AM ET

The Giants still have two weeks to try and add a quality outfielder.

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August 16, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Giants still have two weeks to try and add a quality outfielder.

Cody Ross may be available, for the right price.

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August 16, 2012  09:34 AM ET

What are the odds Melky goes back to being a .270 with mediocre power next year? Pretty good I'd say.

August 16, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

What are the odds Melky goes back to being a .270 with mediocre power next year? Pretty good I'd say.

Going waaaaay out on that limb, aren't you...

August 16, 2012  09:54 AM ET

That is what training with ARod gets ya. Is the second coming of Manny (MACHADO) going to be next? He was training with Arod last year as well.


<stirs the pot some>

August 16, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Melky's stupidity is really, really going to hurt a very good team. After the last round of suspensions, you woulda thought the potential offenders would have got a clue ...

Where would the Giants be right now if Melky had been a below average hitter all year? They wouldn't be fighting for first. I'm sure of that. The 'roids giveth first place and the 'roids penalty taketh away.

August 16, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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Where would the Giants be right now if Melky had been a below average hitter all year? They wouldn't be fighting for first. I'm sure of that. The 'roids giveth first place and the 'roids penalty taketh away.

Another great post on this subject.

August 16, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Old Bud couldn't have picked a better time to stick it to the team he hates the most in MLB.

August 16, 2012  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Melky's stupidity is really, really going to hurt a very good team. After the last round of suspensions, you woulda thought the potential offenders would have got a clue ...

Seems right as his cheating has helped them.

August 16, 2012  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

What are the odds Melky goes back to being a .270 with mediocre power next year? Pretty good I'd say.

You get a gold star.

August 16, 2012  02:23 PM ET
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Melky's stupidity is really, really going to hurt a very good team. After the last round of suspensions, you woulda thought the potential offenders would have got a clue ...

Victor Conte (the roids guy) was quoted yesterday as saying Melky failed an IQ test, because the test for PED that he flunked is so easy to beat. That means Melky isn't the only one doing them, just the only one dumb enough to get caught.

August 16, 2012  02:24 PM ET
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Old Bud couldn't have picked a better time to stick it to the team he hates the most in MLB.

Why does he hate the Giants? (I guess I missed the story.)

August 16, 2012  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Victor Conte (the roids guy) was quoted yesterday as saying Melky failed an IQ test, because the test for PED that he flunked is so easy to beat. That means Melky isn't the only one doing them, just the only one dumb enough to get caught.

Should he be cycling with estrogen like Manny and "**** ****" Rodriguez?

 
August 16, 2012  02:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Victor Conte (the roids guy) was quoted yesterday as saying Melky failed an IQ test, because the test for PED that he flunked is so easy to beat. That means Melky isn't the only one doing them, just the only one dumb enough to get caught.

Bingo!
Peds will constantly evolve, constantly get harder to detect. It is an ongoing pocess that testers need to constantly try to catch up to. MLB should fund some research if they are serious, hir a couple of chemists...but they don't.

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