After the taping of an episode of CenterStage for the YES network, MLB commissioner Bud Selig sat down with reporters and touched on a wide variety of subjects.
Selig also discussed the possibility of suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera possibly winning the National League batting title.
"We'll see how it all plays out," Selig said. "We generally don't interfere in that process. We'll take a look at it at the end of the year."
Selig seemed to be clearing the way for Cabrera to win the title despite the fact he was caught cheating. Selig expounded on his views concerning any records or awards that were attained by players who were caught using PEDs.
"You can't change records because once you get into that it would never stop," Selig said. "It would create more problems than it would solve."
What if records could be changed? Which records/awards should be looked at?
Let's take a look.
Note: The list only includes players who either tested positive for PED use or who admitted to PED use.
Update: CSN Bay Area has reported that MLB and the MLB Player's Union have reached agreement that Cabrera will be ruled ineligible for the 2012 National League batting title.
The ruling was precipitated by Cabrera sending a letter to union officials on Wednesday, asking that his name be removed from consideration for the title.
In baseball's official rules, Rule 10.22(a) permits a player to be recognized as the official winner if extra hitless at-bats are added to his average and it remains higher than any qualifying player.
As of Friday, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (.338) held a slight lead over San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (.335).