Rockies minor leaguer cut after testing positive for HGH

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  1. creightonclone

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    this could get interesting
     
  3. cybsball20

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    and crazy since you basically have to have taken HGH THAT DAY to get busted... It's out of your system in 36 hours. That's why the NFL's proposed HGH testing is such a joke and a PR stunt as it wouldn't be tested for in the offseason.
     
  4. gocubs2118

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    Mike Jacobs had a couple of nice years with the Marlins, he has fallen pretty far since then. Probably why he took HGH in the first place.
     
  5. GMackey32

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    What he doesn't realize is that HGH won't help him hit that curve ball that has plague his game for years...
     
  6. DurangoCy

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    You're wrong (by far). Most of the dirt the dug up was on the Mets and Yankees because the got Radomski and McNamee to talk. Great post otherwise.

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  7. Steve

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    Not necessarily true.

    One of the keys to hitting a curve ball is to cut the reaction time between the decision point and getting the bat head through the zone. Delaying the decision point allows one to allow the ball to travel further and not be fooled as easily on the slower speed of a breaking ball.

    Most decent hitters can put a good swing on a curve ball when they know it is coming. Gearing up for a fast ball and trying to adjust mid-swing is what gets guys in trouble. If performance enhancing substances can improve reaction time, they can impact many parts of one's game.
     
  8. GMackey32

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    That's a big if. Plus, I was commenting more on the fact on his own inability to hit a major league curveball. If you've ever seen him swing at a breaking pitch, you'll know what I'm talking about.
     
  9. CloneIce

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    Not in Barry Bonds' case. It even improved his vision and ability to pick up pitches.

    In Mike Jacobs' case? He's a lost cause. Dude is awful, still can't believe the Royals traded Leo Nunez for him.
     

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