An American League outfielder on a postseason team tested positive for steroids, according to his agent, but the player is appealing the results."
Certainly interesting, but I didn't make much of it until we talked to Baseball Prospectus' Will Carroll on today's Sports Bloggers Live. Will writes a weekly column for BP that Peter Gammons has called an "industry standard," and he also wrote a book called 'The Juice' earlier this year. His response when told of the rumor?
Carroll: "I really can't talk about it right now. It should be coming out within the next two weeks."
SBL: "Is this a name we're actually going to care about?"
SBL: "Is it a World Series champion?"
Carroll: "I really can't talk about it."
SBL: "I would hope not, because that might turn those White Sox black... Will, cough once if he's on the White Sox... Cough twice if it's Gary Sheffield."
Carroll: "I was involved in the appeals process so I can't comment at all."