Mota, Testosterone, San Francisco Giants – Sabean Makes More Excuses

Mota, Testosterone, San Francisco Giants – Sabean Makes More Excuses The Chronicle reached Giants general manager Brian Sabean by phone a few minutes ago, and he offered this explanation on the team’s decision to activate reliever Guillermo Mota 8/31/12, SFGate,com: “Our organization, before MLB was doing anything, before baseball even tested, we tested in the minor leagues. We strictly adhere to the program. We feel the program is a good one, and it’s working. Whether there will be changes made, that’s not for me to say because of collective bargaining. The long and short of it is, the club has no right to impugn anyone any more. You have to go case by case. We’re aware of Mota’s case inside and out, and we feel it was an honest mistake.” On any concerns about the perception of the Giants, given Melky Cabrera’s recent suspension for testosterone use: “We’re always concerned about our brand, about how you’re perceived. But we’ve done nothing wrong. The player has done something wrong, faced the music, and under the policy of Major League Baseball we don’t have the right to shut him out. We don’t have the right to further sanction him.”   But, Brian, you do have the responsiblity to bring in players NOT suspected of drug  and especially NOT  two time convicted ones.  To say that Mota made an ‘honest mistake’ is laughable….NOT READING THE COUGH MEDICINE LABEL!  That’s even worse than Bond’s ‘flaxseed oil’ excuse because not only Mota is saying the testosterone was in cough medicine but he also said he didn’t read the label. Then, on top of that,...