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J.C. Romero Didn't Take Steroids In 2008, Luckily For The St. Louis Cardinals

J.C. Romero didn't take performance-enhancing drugs knowingly in 2008—new Cardinals beat writer Jenifer Langosch wrote a nice piece summarizing his multi-year attempt to clear his name following a positive caused by an ostensibly legal GNC product. That's good news for St. Louis Cardinals fans who probably have noticed that J.C. Romero has major control problems, as well as for steroids crusaders who would have another Manny Alexander-style instance of people who don't look or hit like Mark McGwire being popped for steroid use more frequently than McGwire types.

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Romero's 2008, in case you were wondering, was a better year than he's had since—his historically low strikeout-to-walk ratio hit 1.37, and he's struggled some since then—but it's not exactly Barry Bonds in 2001, and it was far from a new level of performance from him. Since steroids he's performed about like you'd expect a 35-year-old lefty specialist with iffy career numbers and a serious control problem to expect.

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He's J.C. Romero. He'll always be J.C. Romero. And he didn't use PEDs. Good news all around!

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