Top Ten Clean Steroid Era Players
2. Tim Wakefield – He’s a Knuckeballer. Strength and recovery not necessary.
3. Greg Maddux – Accuracy is his thing. He outsmarts you rather than overpowers you.
4. Juan Pierre – The irony of him replacing Manny moves him up the list. Slender build with 13 HRs in 1300+ games.
5. Ozzie Guillen – Guillen is a lot of things, but a juicer he is not. Can you imagine his roid rages if he were though. Guillen had 28 HRs and a .338 slugging % in nearly 2000 games. Plus, when he had beef with Magglio Ordonez a few years ago, my read between the lines was don’t mess with Ozzie cause he has the goods on Mags. “He knows I can f’ him over in a lot of different ways. He better shut the f’ up and just play for the Detroit Tigers”.
6. Walt Weiss – He had every opportunity to juice playing with the Mash Brothers (Canseco & McGwire) and with the Rockies later (who I assume used the thin air as a front for PED use). He hit a whopping 25 HRs in nearly 1500 games.
7. Luis Castillo – Not only does he not hit HRs (just 27 in 1500+ games), he doesn’t even hit many Doubles or Triples despite exceptional speed early in his career.
8. Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro is another Singles hitter, though he does have 75 in 1300 games. Has a very slender build.
9. Brett Butler – You don’t need PEDs to lay down that perfect bunt. His 54 HRs in 2200+ games don’t raise any eyebrows.
10. Omar Vizquel - PEDs aren’t necessary to play exceptional defense. Omar has 77 HRs in nearly 2700 games and a Slugging % of .355. He played with Barry, Manny, and Bret Boone, but I don’t think he shared their bad habits.