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There won’t be any Biogenesis discipline any time soon

Feb 13, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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I would still wager a decent amount on there being no Biogenesis-related discipline at all — it’s a he-said, she-said at the moment — but if discipline does come it won’t be at least for the next month and change. We know this because, as Jon Morosi reports, Ryan Braun and Gio Gonzalez‘s eligibility for the WBC is not in question:

. . . two sources said Tuesday that any discipline arising from the Biogenesis investigation is unlikely to be announced soon enough to impact the WBC, which begins March 8 for Team USA. The championship game is scheduled for March 19 in San Francisco.

Morosi’s source says that Major League Baseball is still trying to get the records related to Biogenesis from the Miami New Times. So, a couple of weeks out, the folks who would dole out the suspensions still know nothing more than we do.


  1. echech88 - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    What will be interesting is if they punish everyone involved or go case-by-case.

    For instance Braun would appear to have a much stronger chance of winning an appeal than A-Rod so you gotta think MLB would rather not risk losing to Braun in court twice in consecutive years.

    Or they could let this get buried once the WBC and Opening Day pass and then admit all they have is circumstantial evidence.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Good deal, I have no problem with putting early innings on Gio’s arm.

  3. Old Gator - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Both of them, Gowachin guilty.

    • chacochicken - Feb 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      I’ve always wanted to work for the Bureau of Sabotage.

  4. historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Who’s the “she” in this he-said, she said?

    • paperlions - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:22 PM


      • historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        I can’t believe it took so long to get that answer. lol

      • paperlions - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

        Sorry man (woman, whatever), been a busy day at work. Not sure what everyone else’s excuse is.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM

        Man/whatever? Geez. I guess I need to change my pic again.

      • paperlions - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        At least you didn’t growl at me.

        For me, “hey man” is gender-free term of endearment…or…at least, familiarity.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        I have no problem being one of the dudes. he he

      • jwbiii - Feb 13, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        You seem to be a serious and intelligent baseball fan. That makes you one of the guys no matter which restroom you use at your favorite stadium.

  5. rdillon99 - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    I think that even a month would be a very optimistic timeline to have this finalized… MLB first needs to complete their investigation. That would involve, at a minimum, first getting copies of the documentation, and then interviewing all of the various witnesses to get their evidence. Even if MLB faces little resistance from the people who currently have the documents and the various witnesses (highly unlikely) that’s not something that could be done overnight. As MLB learned with the Braun situation last year, it is important that these things be done correctly. Whatever investigation they complete will be the subject of much scrutiny by the players’ lawyers. Who knows when (or even if) MLB will be able to complete that investigation, as these things take time… Once MLB completes their investigation and assuming that they find enough evidence to suspend a player, that player would then have a right to appeal any discipline through an arbitration before the discipline is publicly announced… Again, that is not something that can be done summarily and it will take a fair amount of time. I’d guess that we are at least several months away from learning whether there will be any discipline flowing from the Biogenesis matter.

  6. vallewho - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    R U saying MLB is clueless?

  7. tripleg3 - Feb 13, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    R most of the major leaguers clean or r they all taking some sort of banned stimulant?

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