A federal appeals court ruled this afternoon government investigators are entitled to names and urine samples of nearly 100 players who tested positive in 2003. Undoubtedly, the names will soon be leaked to the media and it should be an interesting summer.
The samples were collected by MLB to ascertain the level of steroid use and were to remain confidential. However, the court rejected the agreement between MLB and the Players Association.
It is believed since these positive tests were prior to MLB’s substance abuse policy that there won’t be suspensions. In short, we’re not going to see 100 players suspended during the season.