TAMPA, Florida -- Former Tampa Bay Ray and 19-year Major Leaguer Fred McGriff told 10 News baseball's 50-game suspensions for 12 players linked to the Biogenesis clinic is not severe enough.
"They gotta come up with a stiffer penalty. Fifty games is not enough," McGriff said. "Even now, these guys will serve their suspensions. Nelson Cruz is going to be a free agent at the end of the year, so he's going to go, someone will give him a 3-4 year deal for $30-$40 million. Fifty games is kind of a slap on the wrist."
McGriff doesn't believe that MLB's drug program is working. He agrees with the theory that the 13 players suspended Monday never failed a drug test -- they were discovered by their association with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami.
For Fred McGriff's entire interview with 10 News Sports Anchor Dave Wirth, click on the attached video.