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Poor Jose Guillen

Jose Guillen

In this photo taken Aug. 25, 2010, San Francisco Giants’ Jose Guillen bats during a baseball game in San Francisco. The New York Times is reporting on its website that Giants outfielder Guillen, who was left off the team’s postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of human growth hormone. The story, posted Thursday night, Oct. 28, 2010, and citing several unidentified lawyers, says federal authorities told Major League Baseball they were looking into shipments of HGH sent to Guillen’s wife in the Bay Area. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


I have three observations regarding the Jose Guillen HGH investigation:

  • I am shocked, shocked that Guillen is tied up with HGH. Oh wait, no I’m not. Not one bit. All that’s missing now is for Dayton Moore to waltz in and give him another $36 million contract as soon as this thing is over;

  • If Guillen was using HGH, can we finally dispense with the fantasy that HGH is performance enhancing? Short of that, can he get out of a 50 game suspension here, seeing as though the stuff he was being sent was obviously the HGH equivalent of oregano in a dime bag?

Oh well. Assuming this plays out how we think it will, Mike Morgan, Matt Stairs, and Ron Villone’s record for most franchises played for in a career is safe. Jose will likely end with ten, falling two short of those dudes. Sad, really.