A-Rod's Positive Steroid Test Comes as No Surprise

Jonny SAnalyst IFebruary 7, 2009

Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, his final year with the Texas Rangers, according to a report at SI.com.

My question is this...what took so long to figure this out? His body transformed just like Barry Bonds' did. His power numbers have been ridiculous and several former players including Canseco were skeptical of A-Rod's usage.

A-Rod, for the most part, is a very unpopular character; on the field, he was well-liked, besides the playoff collapses he has had; but he has been notoriously unpopular off the field.

I have been skeptical of A-Rod for years now, so this comes as no surprise to me.

However, why did this take so long? Why did SI.com just get this story out now? Could Major League Baseball have covered up his positive tests? Could Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco be right...have they been black-balled from the game? My initial feeling is yes.

Again, this story just broke, so the facts are unclear, but, according to Sports Illustrated, A-Rod tested postive for an anabolic steroid in 2003.

At this point, I have more anger and questions toward Bud Selig than I do Canseco. Can someone please get Selig out of office so the game can get cleaned up? Selig is paid over $17 million a year...what a joke!

How does everyone feel about this? Why did the MLB and Selig never suspend A-Rod or talk about his problem...if SI was able to get the information, why wouldn't the MLB?

How sad is it that so many people criticized Canseco day in and day out and, once again, the only man who seems to be telling the truth is the very man baseball has black-balled—how ironic.