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MLB: Top 10 Cheaters in the Bud Selig Era

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While Bud Selig did many great things for baseball as commissioner, many cheaters have dominated the game. Here is a look at the top 10 cheaters of the Selig Era.

10. Melky Cabrera

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10. Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera San Francisco Giants
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During the 2012 season, Melky Cabrera became a feel-good story for the San Francisco Giants as he made his first All-Star team and was among leaders in batting average. But things soon changed as he was suspended for use of PEDs. Although he didn't play with the Giants again, Cabrera rebounded by signing a multi-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

9. Rafael Palmeiro

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9. Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore Orioles
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Rafael Palmeiro was on a Hall-of-Fame track as he adamantly stated that he never used steroids. But when he was later suspended for the use of stanozolol, his legacy and chances for the Hall took a serious hit.

8. Manny Ramirez

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8. Manny Ramirez

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For a long time, Manny Ramirez was viewed as one of the best hitters in all of baseball. When he went to Los Angeles, he became an instant legend, but 'Manny Mania' would not last long. Ramirez became the first high-profile player to be suspended for use of PEDs.

7. Sammy Sosa

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7. Sammy Sosa

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Although he looked almost tiny as a Texas Ranger, Slamming Sammy Sosa became a monster in Chicago. As he bulked up, his numbers also soared. For four straight seasons, he slugged over 50 home runs, including three years over 60. When it came time to talk about steroids, Sosa had nothing to say.

6. Roger Clemens

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6. Roger Clemens

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With one of the best fastballs in baseball history, Roger Clemens is one of the all-time greats by the numbers. He not only won seven Cy Young Awards, but also won the 1986 American League MVP. However, his connection to steroids has forever tarnished his name.

5. Barry Bonds

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5. Barry Bonds

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Barry Bonds was the definition of a five-tool player in the major leagues. Before the steroid allegations, he was considered one of the greatest players to ever play the game. After years of alleged steroid use, the all-time career home run leader (763) currently has no place in Cooperstown.

4. Ryan Braun

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4. Ryan Braun

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After his 2011 MVP season, Braun appealed a suspension for elevated testosterone and won, but word later came out that he was indeed using illegal substances. In the prime of his career, Braun will not answer questions about his past as he looks to repair his image going forward.

3. Alex Rodriguez

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3. Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez became public enemy No. 1 for MLB's attempt to get clean. After once stating that he had never used any type of drug, he later admitted to PED usage while playing for the Texas Rangers. After an offseason of trial and speculation, he was suspended for the entire 2014 season. At 39- years old, there are definitely questions about his return next season.

2. Mark McGwire

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2. Mark Mcgwire

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Mark McGwire's monumental home run numbers helped bring fans back to the ballpark in droves after the 1994 strike. In 1998, he obliterated Roger Maris' single-season home run record by smashing 70 home runs. But when asked to discuss his past in congress, McGwire refused. He is currently looking to put the PED allegations behind him as the hitting coach for the Dodgers.

1. Jose Canseco

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1. Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco Tampa Bay Rays
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Many thought that Jose Canseco was nuts when he wrote two tell-all books about steroids. But as many lied and denied usage, Canseco's stories were found to be true. As a former Oakland A's Bash Brother, Canseco slugged 462 home runs in 17 seasons.