Yasmani Grandal is expected to come out of hiding to break his silence on his positive testosterone test, which is a banned substance in Major League Baseball and has garnered the University of Miami product a 50 game suspension.
ESPN.com reports that the Padres catcher will meet with teammates on Saturday when position players are set to report for Spring Training to issue an apology. He is also set to meet with the media later that evening.
It will be interesting to see what Grandal has to say to his teammates and the media.
Will the 24-year-old admit guilt?
Will he use the most common excuse used by athletes, that he didn’t know what he was putting in his body?
Will Anthony Bosch and Biogenesis be mentioned?
A lot of questions need to be answered, and only Yasmani Grandal can answer them. Who knows if he will really talk, or just avoid the media’s questions entirely. I just want Grandal to shed some light on the situation.
The media better not let him off the hook either. They need to ask the tough questions, demand answers and not let “no comment” be an answer.
The way I see it, Yasmani has dug himself in a deep enough hole that the only small chance he has of forgiveness is to just come clean about everything.
Grandal better not give a tearful apology, I don’t want to see or hear him sob how he made a mistake and yadda, yadda, yadda.
Grandal’s crying will only be an attempt for him to spin the whole thing to make him be the victim and gain some sympathy. Yamani is not the victim here. The Padres’ organization, Padres’ fans and Major League Baseball are the victims.
After all, there is no crying in baseball!