By: Stache Staff

Pedro to Mejia: Consult with Your Trainers


Wow. I don’t know what to say. Don’t players have any respect for the game anymore? Or better yet themselves let alone their teammates? Or the fans? Because at the end of the day, he’s hurting the team (the bullpen especially) and the fans. PED’s shouldn’t have to be an issue in this day in age.

This couldn’t come at a worse time. Vic Black is out (due back sometime Mid-April), Josh Edgin won’t be back until 2016 and Bobby Parnell will make his return scheduled to be in May. But guess who else is on the DL? That’s right. Jenrry Mejia. He was put on the 15 day DL for right elbow stiffness. And now as The Daily Stache reported (along with every other sports site) that Mejia is suspended for 80 games for his usage of Stanozolol.

He’ll be missing 80 games this season (without pay) but, there is a possibility he’ll be missing even more games if the Mets make it to the playoffs. That’s right folks. That’s the new rule for players caught using banned substances. They should make stiffer penalties for players who get caught. How about, if you’re caught using PED’s you’re out for the season? That would turn so many heads in an instant.

At least he owned up and apologized right away unlike *cough* A-Roid *cough* who issued an handwritten apology during the off season in an attempt to make things right with fans well after the fact.

“I know the rules are the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system. I have been through a lot in my young career and missed time due to injury. I have worked way too hard to come back and get to where I am, so I would never knowingly put anything in my body that I thought could hold me out further.” Mejia said in a statement.

Pedro Martinez had this to say: “I think it’s irresponsible to put something in your body and not consult with your trainers. You can’t take that lightly as a player.”

Boom. Even Pedro doesn’t believe you had “no idea” how Stanozolol got into your system. It’s becoming an old excuse that’s getting played out. He’s taking a more direct approach going right after Mejia saying hey, come on man, why be irresponsible and not say anything to your trainers? That’s what I take away from Pedro’s response. And he’s spot on.

With some of our bullpen pieces coming back in the near future, I feel we might feel the strain for the short term. Of course we’ll have to see how everything plays out but maybe we’ll see Syndergaard or Matz get the call? I know it’s too early to make a trade but I’m sure the Met’s are looking at every available option if it needs to get to that point.

All in all, as a fan I’m very disappointed with Mejia. And it’s clear that the Mets are very visibly upset as well.

What do the readers of the Daily Stache think players caught using PED’s should be handled? Should they be banned for a season like A-Roid was? Or do you have something else in mind? Let us know in the comment section below.

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