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  1. Ryan Braun back in Brewers’ lineup on Sunday, will attempt to play through right thumb injury

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Ryan Braun is batting third and playing right field on Sunday against the Red Sox as he attempt to play through lingering numbness in his right thumb.

  2. Ryan Braun has numbness in his thumb: surgery a possibility

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    This is exactly what Ryan Braun didn’t need. For more reasons than just the obvious.

  3. What teammates think of PED users in their own clubhouse

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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    And what Ryan Braun might expect from opposing players as he makes his way through the season.

  4. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  5. This one’s for the Phillies fans

    Apr 1, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

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    If you think booing Santa was bad …

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  7. Expanded Instant Replay used for the first time in a regular season game

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Actually, it’s been used two times this afternoon, with one call upheld, one call overturned.

  8. Ryan Braun given a thunderous standing ovation, media unhappy

    Mar 31, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    And, as you may imagine, some reporters take issue with that.

  9. 2014 Previews: National League Central

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League Central. The Cardinals won the pennant, but they got even better. The Reds and Pirates stood mostly pat. The Brewers have Ryan Braun back, but will that get them anything more than…

  10. 2014 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Milwaukee Brewers. The Big Question: Can they bounce back? The Brewers won only 74 games in 2013 after averaging…

  11. Ryan Braun’s popularity and appeal is doing well

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    I guess artists are just misunderstood. How else to explain where Ryan Braun falls in the world of popularity of celebrity spokesman? From Darren Rovell’s story about Braun signing with a little-known cleat manufacturer, Braun’s first endorsement deal since his suspension: As of December, Braun — who lost $3.3 million in salary as a result…

  12. Ryan Braun calls himself an “artist,” doesn’t care what fans on the road will shout at him

    Mar 11, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Say what you want about Ryan Braun but now, as opposed to in the past, he is realistic. He talks to Bob Nightengale of USA Today about what it’ll be like to be Public Enemy Number One when he goes on the road this year: “I’m sure it will be a bit adventuresome at times…

  13. Hank the Dog has a home

    Mar 7, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT

    Hank the Dog

    You’ve probably read about Hank the Dog, the Brewers’ unexpected spring training mascot who showed up as a stray at their camp in Maryvale. He’s been a big hit with the team and its fans, even racing in the sausage races last week while wearing a hot dog costume which, holy crap, is the cutest…

  14. The powerful, yet dysfunctional, Brewers lineup

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Seattle Mariners

    In trading last year’s leadoff man, Norichika Aoki, and failing to add the quality left-handed-hitting first baseman they wanted, the Brewers have left themselves with the most unbalanced lineup in baseball. Here are the likely starters, along with my projection for each: C: Jonathan Lucroy (R) – .283/.337/.443 1B: Mark Reynolds (R) – .231/.328/.455 2B:…

  15. Montville: Strip Bill Conlin of his Spink Award

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Over at Sports on Earth, Leigh Montville talks of the late Bill Conlin. The long-time Philadelphia columnist who, in the summer of 2011, was awarded the Spink Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America. And who, five months later, was publicly accused of molestation by seven members of his family. Montville believes — and…

  16. Obama compares the Farm Bill to Mike Trout

    Feb 7, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    President Obama was in Michigan today to sign the Farm Bill. I feel like he was trolling Miguel Cabrera truthers up there when he chose to compare it to baseball’s actual best player: The president likened the nearly $1 trillion bill to a Swiss Army Knife for its many policy implications — on agriculture, on…

  17. Ryan Braun confident in abilities heading into 2014

    Jan 26, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    At the same time the Brewers were finalizing their deal with starter Matt Garza, outfielder Ryan Braun was making the rounds with the media and fans at the “Brewers on Deck” event at the Wisconsin Center earlier today. He was asked about a variety of topics, but mostly about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Braun,…

  18. Brewers, Matt Garza agree on a four-year, $50 million deal

    Jan 26, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    On Thursday, we learned that the Brewers had signed free agent starter Matt Garza to a four-year, $52 million contract. However, the deal was never finalized and talks hit a standstill. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier that the hold-up was related to certain language included in the contract. Per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee…

  19. Prince Fielder has dropped weight; Adrian Beltre predicts he’ll win the MVP

    Jan 26, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

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    It’s premature to call this a Best Shape of His Life report — we need a bit more — but be it known that Prince Fielder is officially on BSOHL watch: He has dropped weight. He has dumped the dreadlocks in favor of a high-and-tight haircut. He will move into the featured No. 3 spot…

  20. Will the MLBPA fire arbitrator Frederic Horowitz?

    Jan 14, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    The neutral third arbitrator who handles PED appeals, as well as grievances brought by players, serves at the pleasure of both Major League Baseball and the MLBPA. They can fire him for any reason. They can fire him for no reason. All that need happen is written notice from one side or the other. We…

  21. MLB needs to assure the players that the A-Rod case does not set a new precedent

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Everyone is squawking about MLB officials going on “60 Minutes” last night. I don’t think it’s the biggest thing in the world. It’s unseemly for MLB to basically take a victory lap like that, but I doubt they would have if A-Rod and his lawyers hadn’t been pulling those kinds of stunts themselves. Which, of course,…

  22. Tony Bosch: Alex Rodriguez wanted to start an 800-homer club

    Jan 12, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Interviewed by 60 Minutes for Sunday’s show, former drug dealer Tony Bosch says he first met with Alex Rodriguez in 2010 and subsequently gave him numerous performance enhancers and supplements over the following two years, including the banned substances testosterone, hGH and insulin growth factor. Bosch said upon meeting Rodriguez the former MVP asked him…

  23. Today’s decision punishes A-Rod, but it also gives Bud Selig new power

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    I think the most interesting thing about Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension is that curious number of games: 162. It’s such a great number. It matches up so perfectly with a major league baseball season! I thought Ryan Braun‘s suspension was interesting too: 65 games. When, as a matter of pure coincidence, I’m sure, the Milwaukee Brewers had…

  24. A-Rod will try to appeal to federal court, but he’s not likely to have success

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    In the wake of Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension being reduced to 162 games, he said that he plans to appeal the decision to federal court. This is not unexpected, but I also believe that it will be a waste of his time and his money. Arbitration is chosen by parties for the express purpose of…

  25. Alex Rodriguez receives 162-game suspension

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a 162-game suspension from arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, effectively ruling him out for the entire 2014 season. The suspension also covers the postseason. Rodriguez originally received a 211-game suspension from MLB in August due to his alleged ties to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in South Florida which…

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