Robinson Cano is once again dodging steroids rumors. Last night, a fresh report by ESPN’s Outside the Lines has linked Sonia Cruz, the spokeswoman for Cano’s foundation to the Biogenesis clinic in Florida. The PED clinc, the steroids clinic. But, Cano’s associate wasn’t buying any steroids, they made a $300 payment for a “weight-loss regimen.” So, Biogenesis, an “anti-aging” clinic, previously tied to providing banned substances to athletes, is now providing Robinson Cano’s associate with something that helps him lose weight?
At what point do we throw away all of our dots, and look for a new set of dots to connect. None of the dots are connecting here. The report alleges that Cruz supplied a payment to the clinic last summer for a weight-loss regimen. Last summer, Cano appeared to be in pretty good shape, hardly in need of a regimen to reduce his weight.
If this were a report surrounding, say, Pablo Sandoval, or Heath Bell, perhaps the fact that the payment was in return for a weight-loss plan might seem reasonable. But it’s not. That’s issue number one.
Issue number two: let’s imagine for a second that Cano indeed needed a weight-loss program. Why in the name of the Baseball Gods would he choose a clinic with a history of providing banned substances to athletes. There are options for weight-loss, including and not limited to treadmills and Weight Watchers. It seems like a giant risk to involve yourself with a shady clinic, if you’re only out to lose a few pounds. These dots don’t connect, or do they?
As it’s often said, if you connect the dots, the picture becomes clear. While the picture still isn’t clear, Cano and his associates are giving us an ugly set of dots, and if they end up connecting, the picture won’t be pretty.
The takeaway from this new round of implications? Cano is either incredibly short-sighted, or he is using banned substances, and it doesn’t have to be one or the other – it could be both.
The next time Cano wants to lose weight, he might consider going somewhere not under investigation by Major League Baseball for his weight-loss issues.