Peavy-Free Wednesday Morning Cubs/MLB Headlines

Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez think steroid punishments are too light:

Lee said Tuesday he agreed with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's proposed one-year ban for first-time offenses, saying, "There should be zero tolerance. We've had plenty of warnings. There's no excuses. You get caught now, there should be no sympathy. A year, to me, is even light."

Meanwhile, A-Ram says to out the rest of the 2003 list:

"Because (otherwise) everybody's going to be looking over your shoulder and saying, 'They might have done it,' or 'They might have done it,' " Ramirez said a few hours before New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez addressed the media in Tampa, Fla., regarding his 2003 positive test and subsequent admission of guilt. "Just get it out and get it over with and move on."

Here's what the MLBPA is telling players about the 2003 results.

The Toronto Globe & Mail profiles Ryan Dempster and his decision to not pitch in the WBC. Also, Lee and Ramirez won't play in the WBC, either. And neither will Scott Kazmir. Or Francisco Liriano. (Is there anyone left who will play?)

Potential good news: Eric Gagne has signed a minor league deal with the Brewers. He was bad for them last year; I can't imagine him being any better this year.

Roger Clemens is in more trouble. (No surprise there.) Jose Canseco wants MLB to say "We're sorry." (Good luck with that.) Miguel Tejada tells his teammates he's sorry. (Lots of apologies to go around these days.) Oh, and about that A-Rod apology yesterday? Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark weigh in.

Finally, a reminder if you are going to try to buy single-game tickets when they go on sale Friday: if you are in the Chicago area, you can pick up a wristband at Wrigley Field today from 11 am to 10 pm or tomorrow from 7 am to 10 pm.

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