Ryan Spilborghs: Suggestions For Battling PED Use

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs had a nice run with the Rockies from 2005-11, hitting .272/.345/.423 (93 OPS+) with 42 home runs in 619 games. He spent last year in the minors and is playing in Japan for the Seibu Lions this year.

Spilborghs, 33, is chronicling his life and career in Japan on a blog at the Denver Post, and his latest entry touches on the subject of performance-enchanging drugs. Here’s a snippet:

Let’s just cut to the chase, the root of the problem is simple, it’s money and the means to make it by everyone involved in the sport. Trying to get money is always going to be a problem. It isn’t a baseball-specific problem, we know that. It simply drives the baseball industry to create the actual monster. The length of the season.

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