So, PEDs is the punch line. Jaffe says there is hope that how PEDs will play with the Hall of Fame Committee will have some clarity by the time Pudge becomes eligible in 2017. As a fan, I can't fathom Pudge not being a 1st ballot entry. As an analyst, I'm worried by Pudge's denial: "I'm not a homerunner," he said. "What was I going to use that for? To keep hitting doubles?" Well, recovery leading to durability could be an advantage gained from PEDs. So, I don't know if this statement is a smokescreen or a lack of understanding.