Just for review...http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bal-te.sp.roberts18dec18,0,769248.story
The guy had two more first rate seasons 2008 + 2009 by this time I believe Baseball had the following policy in place...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball_drug_policy
Now am I saying that "A young Brian Roberts
was a saint"? No, but at the same time if he was using performance enhancers long term then certainly he would have been a far better player than he had been in his prime. He screwed up, faced scrutiny a few years later and came clean about it.
To suggest that his injury history (2010-present) has anything to do with performance enhancers is pretty weak in my opinion. He's 35 years old! Honestly, you sign any position player at 35 and you end up getting half a season's worth of games (81), then you really got lucky!
He's out 3-4 weeks with a hamstring. He may well repeatedly re-injure it throughout the season. We deal with it. It will be much easier than Mark Reynolds batting line, the 2009 starting rotation, the SS fiasco of 2008 and our "Third baseman of the future Josh bell"
It's a part of life