And so we wait. As TheYankeeU and I tweeted back and forth, we just hope it's not ARod. It would be typical, though.
UPDATE, 10:36 AM EST
Craig Calcaterra confirms Carroll's report, and says that it could come "as early as this week". Calcaterra says:
Baseball Prospectus' Will Carroll tweeted this first yesterday afternoon, and I have since confirmed it with a baseball source: a major league player is going to be suspended for a PED violation, possible as early as this week.
I could not confirm the player's identity, but my source tells me that it's a "semi-big" name, though not a "huge" name. I imagine that, once the name is revealed, we'll have more fun arguing about what being a "semi-big" player truly means than we will wondering why he was not a bigger name despite taking PEDs.I'm hoping we don't have to wait all week. My money is on it getting leaked today. Can MLB really keep a secret that long?
UPDATE, 1:07 PM EST
Craig Calcaterra is reporting that it's an NL pitcher. The slow drip continues.