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John Harper of the Daily News: Only a sometimes steroids skeptic

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees runs down the first baseline during the game against the Detroit Tigers on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on March 31, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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In the wake of this morning’s Daily News column by John Harper, The Common Man takes a look at Harper’s past commentary about players and steroids and finds that, when it comes to New York players, current and former, Harper isn’t nearly so hung up on the issue of whether they were clean or not as he is on Jose Bautista. He either assumed they weren’t or did care.

One other point that several readers have noted: at the moment, Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson has 16 homer runs and is on pace to hit 56. This despite his career as, basically, a 20-25 home run hitter and peaking at 30. That more or less described Brady Anderson’s career too, and Harper had no compunction about throwing Anderson into the PED-use camp, so why not Granderson too?