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  1. Is the MLBPA’s long-standing solidarity at risk as a result of Biogenesis?

    Aug 7, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

    MLBPA logo

    Howard Bryant has a fantastic article over at ESPN about the players union’s response to the Biogenesis scandal. In it he details how and why this PED scandal, unlike those which came before, represented the final straw for most players. Player who used to uniformly rally around those accused of cheating but who do so…

  2. Posnanski: Fair or unfair, Major League Baseball making example of Alex Rodriguez

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:18 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    Like it or not, MLB is making an example of Alex Rodriguez.

  3. A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    alex rodriguez getty

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced. Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014…

  4. Jesus Montero’s future in doubt with 50-game ban

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

    Jesus Montero

    Two years ago, one could have looked at the group of the 14 suspensed Biogenesis players — Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Everth Cabrera, Jesus Montero, Francisco Cervelli, Antonio Bastardo, Jordany Valdespin, Sergio Escalona, Fernando Martinez, Cesar Puello, Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto —  and concluded that, besides Braun, Montero…

  5. Is Nelson Cruz “selfish” for not appealing is suspension?

    Aug 5, 2013, 1:29 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    A quick talking point coming out in the wake of Nelson Cruz deciding not to appeal his suspension is that he is being selfish: Least surprising thing is that players accepted plea deals out of self-interest. They took the PEDs in the first place b/c of self-interest. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 5, 2013 For…

  6. Three previously unknown Biogenesis players named, Gio Gonzalez cleared, 12 total accepting discpline

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    Jordany Valdespin

    Lots of Biogenesis news has come out in the past few minutes. We have news of three new names in the Biogenesis scandal, a couple being cleared as well as more news of players agreeing not to appeal and to serve their suspensions. The new names: The Mets’ Jordany Valdespin, the Phillies’ Antonio Bastardo and the…

  7. There are going to be some new names in today’s Biogenesis suspensions

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

    mystery man

    We’ve talked about A-Rod forever. Ryan Braun is already suspended. We have chewed over Nelson Cruz and the Bartolo-Melky crew for some time. But T.J. Quinn reports that we may still get some surprises this afternoon: Expect ABOUT 12 other suspensions today, making about 14 total for major leaguers. Several are new names Bosch gave…

  8. Alex Rodriguez reportedly expects to be in Yankees’ starting lineup on Monday in Chicago

    Aug 4, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

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    Alex Rodriguez will file an appeal to his expected suspension and will be in the Yankees’ starting lineup on Monday, according to a report by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Rodriguez faces a ban through the 2014 season, which is expected to be announced by Major League Baseball on Monday, according to NBC Sports sources. Under…

  9. Nike parts ways with Ryan Braun

    Aug 2, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Ryan Braun Getty

    Darren Rovell of ESPN is reporting that Nike has severed ties with Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. Braun, one of a handful of players implicated in the ongoing Biogenesis scandal, is currently serving a season-ending 65-game suspension. Rovell lists other sponsors to have parted ways with Braun, including Kwik Trip, Wilson, and Muscle Milk. Prior to his…

  10. The Brewers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Robin Yount’s retirement tonight

    Aug 2, 2013, 1:08 PM EST

    Robin Yount

    2013 wasn’t a very good year for the Brewers to come up with anniversaries. 2012 was the 30th anniversary of the best team the franchise has ever put together, the 1982 Brewers that won 95 games and lost the World Series to the Cardinals in seven games. But 2013? 30 years ago: 87-75, fifth place…

  11. Melky Cabrera hits the DL

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:37 AM EST

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    Melky Cabrera is not having the best year ever. In the past 12 months he has been suspended for PEDs, shut out of his team’s World Series win and subsequent celebration, regulated out of a batting title the rules of baseball specify should have been his and then signed a nice free agent contact, but…

  12. MLB is gonna tell us what it has on A-Rod at some point, right?

    Aug 1, 2013, 3:16 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    Is Major League Baseball going to show us what it has on Alex Rodriguez?  I feel like it has to at some point, don’t you? Maybe not if they settle. If A-Rod and is legal team agree to take some harsh discipline and part of that is an agreement that MLB keep what it has…

  13. Is Biogenesis casting a shadow over the trade deadline?

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    It seems like all baseball news has been overshadowed by the looming Biogenesis suspensions and the circus that is Alex Rodriguez‘s, Major League Baseball’s and the New York Yankees’ public feud. Indeed, as this week began it appeared as though today’s trade deadline would be a mere afterthought. Or, if not an afterthought, that it…

  14. Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:59 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more. Sources told Passan that the suspensions will come down within 72 hours. The AP is reporting that Friday could be the day. Among those expected to…

  15. Cheating is bad, but are the drugs?

    Jul 30, 2013, 3:22 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    One of the issues many of us have with steroids is that they make players something they’re not. Or so we think anyway. Barry Bonds was practically a superhero in the early part of the last decade. Ryan Braun was probably destined to be a major leaguer, but now we assume that he was never…

  16. MLB waiting to hear from A-Rod on a possible settlement offer

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    We are told A-Rod’s Biogenesis discipline is going to come down this week. The New York Daily News reports that today may be the pivotal day in this drama. It’s when Alex Rodriguez must decide if he’s going to take an offer or fight a lifetime ban: Armed with voluminous evidence they believe would warrant…

  17. Biogenesis suspensions likely to be announced this week; A-Rod might be out through 2014

    Jul 28, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

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    Joel Sherman and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post have the exclusive: The strong indications are Major League Baseball will announce all the suspensions in the Biogenesis case this week, including one that could cover the rest of this year and all of next year for Alex Rodriguez, The Post has learned. It always…

  18. Hall of Fame weekend “kind of sad”, “not as much excitement”

    Jul 27, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    No, Hideki Matsui is not a Hall of Famer

    The Baseball Writers Association of America opted not to elect any new living members to the Hall of Fame for the first time since 1965. Scott Miller of CBS Sports asked some living legends about the atmosphere in Cooperstown, New York, and the sentiment wasn’t very positive. “This year, it’s kind of sad,” former Cardinals…

  19. Zack Greinke on Ryan Braun: “He lied to us”

    Jul 27, 2013, 11:22 AM EST

    Ryan Braun

    Many of Ryan Braun‘s current teammates have been supportive of him publicly following the announcement of his 65-game suspension for his connections to Biogenesis, but one former teammate isn’t pulling punches. After taking a couple of days to gather his thoughts on the matter, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke expressed his disappointment on Braun in comments…

  20. Aaron Rodgers: Ryan Braun lied to me

    Jul 26, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

    Aaron Rodgers

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was one of the most vocal defenders of Ryan Braun during his drug test/appeal drama last year. Rodgers blasted anyone who doubted Braun at the time, saying  “MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man” and that they “Picked the wrong guy to mess with.” There…

  21. Fan at Miller Park told to hide their Ryan Braun “Fraud” jersey or be kicked out

    Jul 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    miller park

    A Miller Park security guard is apparently a big Ryan Braun fan: he threatened a fan with ejection for a Ryan Braun jersey altered to read “Fraud” instead of “Braun”: Karen Eidem says security tapped her on the shoulder while she was standing with friends at the ballpark Wednesday night. Eidem had changed a couple…

  22. Quote of the Day: Pete Rose on the PED cheaters

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

    pete rose getty

    There are actually a couple of good quotes from Pete Rose in this story from Ted Berg at USA Today. A lengthy one about how, in his view, the PED stuff is bad because it messes with stats and records and that, unlike what he did, what Ryan Braun and the PED cheats have done…

  23. Ryan Braun merchandise sales are up since Monday

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    ryan braun getty

    I don’t know if this a function of an angry populace thumbing its nose at the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and it’s “get rid of Braun” jag or simply a matter of hardcore gangster types having a new anti-hero to celebrate, but it’s interesting: Interesting from #Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger in the Milw…

  24. Ryan Braun is under a gag-order

    Jul 25, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    braun getty

    Everyone wants Ryan Braun to come clean. But he says he can’t. At least not yet: More Ryan Braun: “I know it was difficult for everybody, but I was not, and am still not, legally allowed to say anything yet.” #Brewers — Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) July 25, 2013 Pouliot makes a great point on Twitter:…

  25. You can still get a Braun jersey at the MLB.com shop

    Jul 24, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Ryan Braun shirt

    While the Brewers’ portal to the MLB.com shop area is now Ryan Braun free, the Braun jerseys themselves are easy enough to find and are still marked at full price. An authentic Braun home jersey costs $298.99 through MLB.com, the same price one would pay for a Brewers jersey featuring the name and number of…

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