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  1. Ryan Braun wins the appeal of his drug suspension

    Feb 23, 2012, 5:22 PM EST

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    Huge news:  As first reported by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Ryan Braun has won the appeal of his 50-game suspension for taking a banned substance.  The MLBPA has confirmed.  Braun is the first player to successfully appeal a drug suspension. Immediately after this news broke, Major League Baseball released a statement, printed in…

  2. Ryan Braun may report to spring training without decision on appeal

    Feb 16, 2012, 10:41 PM EST

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier this week that we would learn the fate of Ryan Braun‘s appeal before the outfielder reports to spring training, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports was told by a source “familiar with the appeal” that there’s a possibility a decision could take longer. While there’s hope for…

  3. Ryan Braun should know if he’s suspended by February 24

    Feb 14, 2012, 11:35 AM EST

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    There’s usually a 25-day deadline between a drug test appeal and a decision, but that time frame has come and gone with respect to Ryan Braun.  Tom Haudricourt reports, however, that MLB’s decision on whether to suspend Braun for 50 games should come no later than February 24, which is Braun’s deadline to report to…

  4. Running down the rosters: Milwaukee Brewers

    Feb 12, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    With Prince Fielder‘s departure assured, the last thing the 2011 NL Central champion Brewers needed was to lose Ryan Braun for a third of the season. It’s likely to happen, though, even if his appeal is still pending. The rotation should be strong enough to keep the Brewers in the race while Braun is out,…

  5. 2012 OPS projections: top 10 left fielders

    Feb 10, 2012, 11:30 PM EST

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    A couple of names I’m sure no one expected to see make the top 10 for left field: .957 – Ryan Braun (Brewers) – 419 AB – .994 in 2011 .914 – Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies) – 585 AB – .889 in 2011 .910 – Matt Holliday (Cardinals) – 582 AB – .912 in 2011 .868…

  6. No deadline for decision on Ryan Braun’s PED appeal

    Feb 9, 2012, 8:44 PM EST

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    It has been three whole weeks since Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun made a plea of innocence in front of an independent arbitrator in New York City, and yet no decision has been made about the NL MVP’s status for the start of the 2012 regular season. Braun, who tested positive for “insane” levels of…

  7. Columnist Phil Rogers has decided Ryan Braun’s appeal for us

    Feb 1, 2012, 6:36 AM EST

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    Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes an overview of the Brewers.  He devotes much of it to arguing that the Ryan Braun contract was a terrible move by the Brewers, and even compares it unfavorably to Alex Rodriguez‘s original $250 million deal with the Rangers. Yes, the contract that will never pay him more…

  8. Brewers owner: Ryan Braun won’t attend fan event because “this is too sensitive of a time”

    Jan 25, 2012, 5:02 PM EST

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    Ryan Braun was scheduled to appear at the Brewers “fan fest” event this weekend, but owner Mark Attanasio just released a statement announcing that the reigning MVP won’t be there because of concerns about how his attendance could impact the 50-game suspension appeal: In working through the logistics of this weekend’s Brewers On Deck event…

  9. Dan Patrick clarifies his comments about Ryan Braun being “innocent”

    Jan 24, 2012, 1:32 PM EST

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    In law school they teach you the difference between “innocent” and “not guilty” pretty quickly. Dan Patrick didn’t go to law school, so forgive him for not having that down pat. Today — Via Tom Haurdricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel — he clarifies his comments from yesterday regarding Ryan Braun and “innocence”: “I want to clarify something…

  10. Ryan Braun may be innocent

    Jan 24, 2012, 8:20 AM EST

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    We’ll obviously have official word sometime soon, but yesterday Dan Patrick had something interesting to say on his radio show about the reigning NL MVP’s drug test and appeal: Braun may get off scott free. There was nothing definitive in his comments — a lot of it was Patrick’s gut feeling based on a conversation…

  11. Ryan Braun accepts MVP award at BBWAA banquet

    Jan 22, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

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    Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun accepted his National League Most Valuable Player award on Saturday night at the Baseball Writers Association of America awards banquet in New York City. It was his first public appearance since the news broke last month that he tested positive for “insanely high” levels of synthetic testosterone just before the start…

  12. Norichika Aoki took a big pay cut to leave Japan for Brewers

    Jan 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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    For most Japanese players coming to America the amount a team bids to secure their exclusive negotiating rights through the posting process ends up being similar to the amount they sign for during the 30-day window. For instance, the Rangers bid $51.7 million for Yu Darvish and then signed him to a six-year, $60 million…

  13. Ryan Braun’s PED suspension appeal was heard Thursday

    Jan 19, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

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    Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun finally got his day in court on Thursday afternoon. Here’s the story, from reporters Bill Madden, Andy Martino and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News: Ryan Braun, the National League’s Most Valuable Player, pleaded his case Thursday before a three-member panel that will decide whether he faces a 50-game…

  14. Ryan Braun will accept his MVP Award in person, thank you very much

    Jan 18, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

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    Ryan Braun won the MVP. This not long after he broke the testosterone-o-meter in a random drug test. This led to a whole lot of writers loudly proclaiming his award illegitimate and/or demanding that it be stripped from him and given to Matt Kemp (or something; they haven’t thought ahead that far).  He now faces…

  15. J.C. Romero settles his lawsuit against supplement manufacturer

    Jan 12, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

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    J.C. Romero was suspended for 50 games in 2009 following a positive drug test in 2008.  He claimed at the time that the supplement he was taking — which he purchased at a GNC store — was tainted.  And he sued the supplement’s manufacturer and distributor.  The New York Daily News reports that he has…

  16. Brewers will know Ryan Braun’s fate before spring training

    Jan 8, 2012, 1:53 PM EST

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    It’s far from surprising news, but we’ll pass it along anyway. Via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The Milwaukee Brewers will know before the start of spring training whether all-star leftfielder Ryan Braun will be in their lineup on opening day. People familiar with the history of the Major League Baseball drug testing program and…

  17. Are future awards out of the question for Ryan Braun?

    Jan 5, 2012, 10:38 AM EST

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    Buster Olney posed an interesting question on Twitter and then in his column this morning: If Ryan Braun is suspended for his positive drug test, will writers never again consider Braun for any award during his playing career? In other words, if he’s suspended 50 games this year, then passes all subsequent tests and hits 60 homers…

  18. Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki to work out for Brewers this weekend

    Jan 4, 2012, 1:13 PM EST

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    Milwaukee secured exclusive negotiating rights to Norichika Aoki with a $2.5 million bid, but before talking contract with the Japanese outfielder they wanted to get a first-hand look at him. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that will happen this weekend in Arizona, where the Brewers will put Aoki through what general…

  19. MLB has not updated the Brewers on Ryan Braun’s status

    Jan 2, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

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    Yesterday an MLB official told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Ryan Braun‘s 50-game suspension is likely to be upheld, but general manager Doug Melvin said today that the Brewers have yet to get any sort of official word from MLB. In speaking to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Melvin said: “We’re not involved…

  20. MLB official says Ryan Braun’s 50-game PED suspension is unlikely to be overturned

    Jan 1, 2012, 1:26 PM EST

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    At some point within the next few weeks, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will have the opportunity to plead his innocence against a charge that he was taking performance-enhancing drugs around the start of the 2011 postseason. But he faces great odds. The evidence against him comes in the form of a test, administered in either…

  21. Hunter Pence as your 2012 NL MVP?

    Dec 15, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

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    CSNPhilly.com’s Casey Feeney makes the case. I’ll admit that I wrote it off in about a nano-second after reading the headline, but the more I thought about it, it’s not so far-fetched. Ryan Howard‘s RBI totals have made him an annual MVP candidate despite the fact that he’s only really had one season in which…

  22. Sport has not lost its innocence. It never had it to begin with.

    Dec 15, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

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    Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times is around 60 years-old but it was just last Saturday that he lost his innocence. At least that’s what I’m taking from his column today.  Because if you take it at face value it says that after nearly 40 years of writing and reporting, the the Ryan Braun drug thing is…

  23. Is race and personality affecting coverage of the Ryan Braun story?

    Dec 13, 2011, 3:36 PM EST

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    Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea.com wants to know why people are inclined to give Ryan Braun the benefit of the doubt at the moment when they weren’t so willing to do so with Barry Bonds: So why, then, is there such an eagerness to find Braun’s seemingly implausible story so believable, or at least defensible by…

  24. Union head Michael Weiner releases a statement about Ryan Braun

    Dec 13, 2011, 11:05 AM EST

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    Steroids stories breaking when no other news is going on means that everyone is gonna get out in front of it. Like, way in front of it. This stuff with Ryan Braun went down on Saturday and I think people have already decided what his grandchildren’s legacy is going to be as a result. But…

  25. Brewers agree to three-year deal with Aramis Ramirez

    Dec 12, 2011, 12:45 PM EST

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    Milwaukee may not have Ryan Braun for the first 50 games of 2012, but it looks like there will still be a right-handed slugger in the middle of the Brewers’ lineup. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the Brewers have agreed to a three-year contract with Aramis Ramirez, pending a physical exam. Milwaukee has…

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