But..yes...it is my belief...if you hung around for more then a cup of coffee on an elite major team in the 90s-mid 2000s...there is at least a 90% chance you had to PED up to stick around at that level.
You see...when PED became prevalent the powers that had been...tilted the playing field to help the PED boys instead of trying to figure out a way to reduce the need to use PED.
For the most part..they moved to larger or even to baseball fields and more or less made it so everyone but a few god given big men had to cheat to be a consistent power hitter... and back then..other then the rare exception of superior defensive ability.. all the major list guys were power hitters..because power won. It’s kinda like the series now.
There was a saying in the major team mindset..it was..”the final step”... as in..he took the final step.. it referred to PED