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https://blogs.fangraphs.com/jaws-and-the-2020-hall-of-fame-ballot-one-and-dones-part-1/

Jay Jaffe with mini-biographies of some of the non-candidates coming up next year.

I never knew/had forgotten there was specific Bigbie testimony on his steroid use in the Mitchell report.

As a barometer for how successful NCAA picks once moved through the Orioles system, he went from supplemental 1st rounder in the 1999 draft to a June 14, 2001 debut.

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On 12/26/2019 at 9:45 AM, OrioleDog said:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/jaws-and-the-2020-hall-of-fame-ballot-one-and-dones-part-1/

Jay Jaffe with mini-biographies of some of the non-candidates coming up next year.

I never knew/had forgotten there was specific Bigbie testimony on his steroid use in the Mitchell report.

As a barometer for how successful NCAA picks once moved through the Orioles system, he went from supplemental 1st rounder in the 1999 draft to a June 14, 2001 debut.

There wasn't.  Article is misleading.  Bigbie never saw Roberts use steroids, and had no first-hand knowledge of him doing so.  Bigbie shared that Roberts declined to use steroids with him and Segui, but said Roberts told him that he had previously tried it and didn't like it.  It was hearsay.  Roberts did later confirm that he did tell Bigbie that.  By his own later admission, Roberts was guilty, but listing him in the Mitchell report beforehand  based on hearsay was a questionable act on Mitchell's part, IMO.  No other player was listed based solely on hearsay.  Too bad for Roberts that he wasn't playing for Boston instead of Baltimore.  As I recall, there were no players listed by big Red Sox fan Mitchell in his report as having used PHDs while a Red Sox player, hearsay or otherwise, despite strong suspicions.  Incredibly, there were some of these "clean" Red Sox players that suddenly decided to use PHDs when traded to other teams.

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