MLB: Which 6 Players Would Ruin Baseball If Caught With Steroids?
Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Rafael Palmeiro.
These are just a few players whose reputations have been tarnished by steroid use.
Most baseball fans have accepted this, and it even appears that we might be moving out of the "Steroid Era."
But what if there is another wave of positive tests? Which players would cause us to question our love of the game?
Read to see which players would destroy the game of baseball if they tested positive for steroids.
Albert Pujols testing positive for steroids would be the worst thing to happen to baseball since the Black Sox scandal.
He's the slugger who is supposed to prove that players can succeed without performance-enhancing drugs.
Stay clean, Albert.
Why would a positive test from Derek Jeter kill baseball?
He's handled his career with class and dignity.
On top of that, he doesn't even hit that many home runs, so a positive test would just add salt to our wounds.
Homegrown kid, great attitude, adored by all.
Not hard to see why a positive test by Joe Mauer would send us over the edge.
The most dominant pitcher in the National League the last few years, a positive test from Roy Halladay would open up a new can of worms.
We know sluggers take steroids, but the best pitcher in the game?
And someone who seems as genuine as Halladay?
Say it ain't so, Doc.
If it came out that Kevin Youkilis did steroids, Red Sox fans would probably think it was a Yankee prank.
A positive test from Youk would deal Boston, and the entire baseball community, a heavy blow.
Brian McCann is very similar to Mauer. He, too, is homegrown, with a good attitude.
Fans across the South would be furious if they found out McCann was doping.