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Is PED use no big deal?

PED use is considered a crime against baseball. It's now punished as such, with players suspended major chunks of time if they're caught. And yet, if the cases of Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz are any indication, it doesn't matter all that much to fans. Cabrera, a Blue Jays outfielder who was suspended 50 games in 2012 for testing positive for high levels of testosterone, currently is the third-leading American League outfield vote-getter for the 2014 All-Star Game. Nelson Cruz, an Oriole who served a 50-game Biogenesis-related suspension in 2013, is ahead of even David Ortiz at the DH position. What say you?

Would/does past PED use keep you from voting for a player to the All-Star Game?


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  • How much does past PED use negatively affect your opinion of a player?


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  • Should PED use -- proven/admitted, not suspected -- keep a player out of the Hall of Fame?


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