Ninety percent of all drafted players never spend one day in the big leagues. Steroid users made the odds even worse for clean players.It is a sad story about players who had dreams to play in the bigs never get the chance because people who cheated got ahead. Players who were not cheating would find others on the club or friends suddenly get stronger and faster and they would hit longer and throw harder. These 'friends' would find their way to the majors while those who were not cheating would never advance and never get their chance. The cheaters made the majors.
The article reminded me of a documentary I saw years ago about MCI Worldcom competing with AT&T and Sprint on long distance services and the growth in internet traffic on their backbones. MCI kept reporting amazing results yet in the boardrooms of AT&T and Sprint they weren't seeing the huge growth in traffic that MCI was reporting. Turns out MCI was not telling the truth. Unfortunately for tens of thousands of employees at AT&T and Sprint, job cuts were made to try get to the financial success being reported by MCI. People lost their jobs because MCI faked it for a while.
Same could be said for Enron or for many who made a fortune on packaging mortgage backed securities before the crash of 2008.
Cheaters sometimes get ahead. Liars sometime advance. Life isn't always fair. There is no guarantee that life is fair. People get hurt.