Steroids have destroyed the game of baseball, which is somewhat ironic considering it also fueled its resurrection.
While Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were slugging their way through baseball's resurgence, everyone, fans and executives alike, turned a blind eye.
Now that it's all over, those same guys will find the doors to Cooperstown shut in their face. Never mind the fact that their stats more than qualify them to be enshrined among the game's greats, but the use of PED's will always keep them out.
The pervasive use of steroids has finally been curbed, or at least we think, with the official use of regular testing. But technology is always advancing, and for players looking for an edge, it's more than likely that drugs that cant be tested for, will find their way to the market.
Nowadays, any player who puts up big stats, whether it's consistently or for a single season, people will always question their legitimacy.
For example, Jose Bautista crushes 54 homers in 2010, after never having hit more than 16 in a single season. Steroids? Maybe. Certainly the question was raised.
There are however, for the good of the game, certain players who, if they were to test positive for anything, would cast the darkest of clouds over the game, their respective franchise and the fans.
This list gives 10 examples of such players. Most are active players, while one is retired and another is yet to reach the bigs.
This list is not meant to accuse any players or using any type of PED, so don't get upset. It's merely an "if" scenario and the effect it could have.