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Why Peralta's signing is discouraging news

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07:27 AM ET 11.25 | Jhonny Peralta, thanks to the Cardinals, will be a very wealthy man. "It pays to cheat," Arizona Diamondbacks reliever and player representative Brad Ziegler tweeted Sunday. "Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use." Ziegler was referring to the willingness of clubs to reward drug cheats, but he knows the players are just as responsible for the Joint Drug Agreement (JDA) as the owners. The pitcher said in a separate tweet, "We thought 50 games would be a deterrent. Obviously it's not. So we are working on it again." ... [As one player said:] "It's not all about money. We're role models. We need to act it." Not all players, though, share the same sense of social responsibility. Better to look at this, instead, in the simplest possible terms. A system is in place. The system isn't working. The system needs to be changed.

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November 25, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Looks like the pitch in the photo is headed right to Peralta's crotch...maybe that's what Ziegler plans to give Jhonny first time he sees him.

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November 25, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Another Bud Light and his Gang of Crooks Graduate, he gets a full Scholarship, we reward you once you have been taken to the Ruler!

November 25, 2013  08:31 AM ET

New punishment for PED use...being forced to become a Twitter follower of Ziegler and actually read his boring prattle.

November 25, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Baseball fans are very forgiven folks, if he produces like in the past all will be well in Busch Stadium for the next few years.

November 25, 2013  08:48 AM ET

The Cards sure laid out more money than seemed necessary to sign this guy.

November 25, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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I am against PED usage, however, I think it's pretty lame of Ziegler to publicly lay this at the feet of the owners.I look forward to the news of his first positive PED test.

Agree. Peralta has the same common denominator as 99.99% of all MLB players. He has NEVER failed a drug test.

November 25, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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I am against PED usage, however, I think it's pretty lame of Ziegler to publicly lay this at the feet of the owners.I look forward to the news of his first positive PED test.

Yep....lame is right on. I knew it from the beginning that 50 game 1st time offense that the PLAYERS agreed to was an absolute joke especially when the slate was wiped cleaned for all players. what a dope!

November 25, 2013  10:41 AM ET

I'm not crazy about the deal, and certainly not the length of the contract. What I do like though, is that Mozeliak has clearly improved two very weak areas this week: centerfield defense and offense from the shortstop position. I really like that he addressed both of those needs without surrendering any of the young pitching.

November 25, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Looks like the pitch in the photo is headed right to Peralta's crotch...maybe that's what Ziegler plans to give Jhonny first time he sees him.

I don't see that, but then again I'm not looking a Jhonny's crotch.....

November 25, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Cards sure laid out more money than seemed necessary to sign this guy.

the cards should had traded for AYBAR or Kendrick from the angels and it would had been more cheap,,,,

November 25, 2013  12:59 PM ET
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the cards should had traded for AYBAR or Kendrick from the angels and it would had been more cheap,,,,

I agree alacran, but I guess the Cards are reticent to trade away any of their pitching prospects.

November 25, 2013  01:18 PM ET

pitching, they just didn't want to give up any of their young pitching. The Cardinals might have just punched their ticket back to the World Series with this signing. Nice to have pop at the SS position. Personally, I think they would have been better off with Andrus (Tex).

November 25, 2013  03:49 PM ET
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the cards should had traded for AYBAR or Kendrick from the angels and it would had been more cheap,,,,

Peralta and Drew were the only real options since everyone thought that an average shortstop was worth a 22 year old 15 game winner plus more. Starting pitching is the most valuable commodity. Cardinal fans will be happy that MO was able to keep this live young arms. Other teams thought Miller was available. The Cardinals did not think he was available.

November 25, 2013  03:50 PM ET

The live young arms

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