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  1. MLB still trying to get evidence that A-Rod obstructed the Biogenesis investigation

    Dec 12, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez‘s P.R. guy, Michael Sitrick, was allegedly served with a subpoena by Major League Baseball. They wanted him to testify in the arbitration as to whether he or his underlings leaked Biogenesis documents implicating Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli to the press. MLB believes that he did, and by doing so A-Rod — through his…

  2. Ryan Braun is changing positions

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Miguel Cabrera isn’t the only MVP changing positions. As part of the Norichika Aoki trade the Brewers announced that Ryan Braun will move from left field to right field for 2014, opening up left field for Khris Davis after he showed a ton of power in a 56-game debut. Moving from one outfield corner to…

  3. Ryan Braun had dinner with sample-collector Dino Laurenzi, they have “made amends”

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

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    As noted earlier, Ryan Braun participated in a charity food drive today and afterward spoke to the media. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a transcript of his comments here. If you’re looking for frank talk and Braun falling on his sword you’re not going to get it. There’s a lot of “let’s just look to the…

  4. Ryan Braun to make first public appearance since his suspension

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

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    Ryan Braun is at Miller Park today, working on a food drive: Outside Miller Park @Brewers Ryan Braun collecting items at food drive @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/Qr52tSH8nm — Patrick Paolantonio (@ppaolantonio) November 27, 2013   He’s supposed to make his first comments to the media since his PED suspension. I can’t imagine anything he’ll say will change…

  5. Mets have had internal discussions about trading for Ryan Braun

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Matt Cerrone of Metsblog is reporting that the Mets have had internal discussions about pursuing Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, per people connected to the team. Recently, Brewers GM Doug Melvin said that the two teams would make a good match as trading partners. The Mets are looking to move first baseman Ike Davis and the…

  6. An interesting statistical note about Yadier Molina

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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    The beautiful thing about science — any field of it — is that you start out with a hypothesis and you use data to confirm or reject your hypothesis. You don’t simply accept something as fact because a lot of people believe it or because someone in authority told you it was true. Science does…

  7. Report: MLB impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation when it bought Biogenesis docs

    Nov 15, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Hey, I realize that an actual arm of the Florida government tasked with protecting the health and welfare of Florida citizens has a job to do, but that crap has to go by the wayside when Major League Baseball is getting bad publicity and Bud Selig has a legacy to secure. It’s all about priorities,…

  8. Must-click link: All of the sordid details in the Alex Rodriguez case

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Every week we get a story here or there in which Alex Rodriguez‘s lawyer or someone from Major League Baseball fires a missile at the other side. Or some odd fact falls out that puts one side or the other in a bad light. I obsess about A-Rod and PED cases more than most people,…

  9. Previewing Saturday’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Feeling lost without live baseball in your life? Worry not, as some of the game’s top prospects will be on display in tonight’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League. The game will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Formerly known as the “Rising Stars”…

  10. Francisco Cervelli talks about his PED use and Biogenesis

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Francisco Cervelli

    I imagine we won’t hear from other suspended-but- largely-anonymous Biogenesis players like Sergio Escalona and Fautino De Los Santos, but Francisco Cervelli plays for the Yankees, so he’s got a somewhat higher media profile. Cervelli spoke with Newsday yesterday and talked about his PED use and his involvement with the infamous Miami clinic. The upshot: he had…

  11. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (93-69) vs. Oakland Athletics (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Friday in Oakland: Max Scherzer vs. Bartolo…

  12. UPDATE: A-Rod denies that he’s using the “I had no idea what I was taking” defense

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    UPDATE: A-Rod’s team is denying the Daily News’ report: Statement from A-Rod peeps as to report he claimed he was duped by Bosch into taking illegal stuff: “What is being reported is NOT true.” — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) October 2, 2013   11:03 AM: Or: Great Moments in Unoriginal and Implausible Excuses. From the Daily…

  13. Bud Selig makes it official: He’ll step down in January of 2015

    Sep 26, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Bud Selig insisted way back in July of 2012 that he planned to step down following the 2014 season and today he made it official, announcing that he will cease being Commissioner in January of 2015. Selig, who will turn 80 in July, has been running MLB since 1992, for six years as interim Commissioner…

  14. Ryan Braun’s popularity has taken a hit

    Sep 19, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Nathanial R. alerts me to some public polling in Wisconsin. After all the boring stuff about politicians, we get to this vital item: After word leaked of his first failed drug test Ryan Braun remained popular in Wisconsin, registering at a 59/7 favorability rating in February of 2012. Voters in the state have had enough…

  15. Ryan Braun was back at Miller Park on Wednesday

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the story: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday afternoon that suspended slugger Ryan Braun‘s visit to Miller Park was merely to say hello to teammates and staff. Braun had not been at the ballpark since July 22, when he accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension for evidence found that he purchased performance-enhancing…

  16. Ryan Braun calls Brewers season-ticket holders to apologize

    Sep 6, 2013, 2:22 AM EDT

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    Sure, it’s PR through and through, but it’s also kind of neat. Ryan Braun, currently serving a 65-game suspension from MLB for his performance-enhancing drug usage, is calling Brewers season-ticket holders to apologize for his transgressions. CBS 58 in Milwaukee reached out to one of the ticket holders, Pat Guenther, and got some quotes from…

  17. Adam Jones reaches 30 homers, 100 RBI… and 20 walks!

    Sep 5, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones hit a solo homer in the first inning Thursday against the White Sox, giving him 30 homers and 100 RBI on the season. Three innings later, he reached another little milestone: he walked for the 20th time in 567 at-bats. Barring a stunning turn of events, Jones is about…

  18. Matt Kemp still isn’t comfortable, may not return on Monday

    Aug 31, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp made his second rehab start with Rancho Cucamonga yesterday, but still doesn’t feel comfortable yet, reports Bill Shaikin. Kemp has been sidelined since July 22 with a sprained ankle. The hope was that Kemp would make a few rehab starts and be ready to return to the Dodgers after this weekend,…

  19. SportsDash: Joe Posnanski and I talk about Ryan Braun

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    SportsDash

    In case you missed it, a new show launched on NBC Sports Network on Monday. It’s called SportsDash and it’s a collaboration between NBC Sports and Yahoo! in which the top trending stories on the interwebs are featured and discussed.  It’s a nice, fast-paced run around the sports world, giving people stuff they, by their…

  20. Why do people want apologies from bad people anyway?

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Some more thoughts about Ryan Braun‘s apology and the disappointed reactions thereto: The weirdest thing about the reactions from the “Braun’s apology wasn’t good enough” camp is that, generally speaking, they come from people who are usually totally comfortable making stark character judgments. The “this guy is bad and evil and a cheater and a…

  21. Shocker: people aren’t satisfied with Ryan Braun’s apology

    Aug 23, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Wow, I’m gobsmacked. I really and truly thought that, after Ryan Braun‘s apology last night, people would embrace him and say that he addressed every concern they had and now we could move on. Imagine my shock and horror this morning when I read multiple takes from the usual suspects about how Braun left questions…

  22. Ryan Braun releases statement admitting to use of banned substances

    Aug 22, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who accepted a suspension for the rest of the season late last month following MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis, has released a statement this evening admitting to use of performance-enhancing drugs while apologizing for his actions. In the lengthy statement, Braun explains that he was dealing with a nagging injury during his…

  23. Tips for Ryan Braun’s upcoming rehabilitation tour

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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    As I said the other day, I feel like Ryan Braun is in a situation where no matter what he does and no matter what he says he will still be a pariah. Mark McGwire showed us that, as has every other publicly disgraced person who gets in front of a camera in an effort…

  24. A-Rod’s cousin, Yuri Sucart, files an appeal challenging Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis lawsuit

    Aug 20, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez‘s cousin Yuri Sucart has filed a writ with a Florida appellate court challenging the validity of Major League Baseball’s lawsuit against Biogenesis: the lawsuit which gave Major League Baseball the handle with which to turn Anthony Bosch and others as it pursued Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and other ballplayers who were alleged to have…

  25. So, Jeff Pearlman: how do you really feel about Alex Rodriguez?

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Jeff Pearlman writes today that Ryan Dempster is a hero for throwing a baseball at Alex Rodriguez. But I’m not quite sure how strongly he feels about it. Please judge for yourself: F**k you for cheating. F**k you for stealing paychecks. F**k you for influencing the outcomes of games. F**k you for lying. F**k you for dragging us all…

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