Phillies minor league second baseman Hector Made has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Made was acquired from the Yankees last season in the trade that sent Mr. Fu Man Chu himself, Sal Fasano, to New York.
So far this season Made has yet to see any action, so he must not be very good. But here’s the real kicker: Made, 22, is listed on the Phillies’ web site as 6-foot-1 and 155-pounds.
Now, I’m not sure what this guy was busted for, but if he was taking steroids he might want to ask for his money back. 6-foot-1 and 155 pounds? To put that in perspective, Juan Pierre, one of the skinniest guy in the bigs, is 6-feet, 180 pounds. Now picture how Pierre would look if he lost 25 pounds. He’d collapse into himself. They’d have to put him on a feeding tube. We’re talking Nicole Richie thin.
So Made must have been taking something other than steroids. At least, I hope he was, for his sake.