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  1. Report: Alex Rodriguez not interested in deal with MLB

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale hears that Alex Rodriguez intends to go down swinging. Two people close to A-Rod told Nightengale that Rodriguez has no intention of negotiating a Biogenesis-related settlement with MLB and that he plans to appeal any suspension handed down. Rodriguez’s penalty is expected to be more severe than the 65-game ban handed…

  2. We still don’t know what the basis of the Braun discipline was

    Jul 23, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

    Bud Selig defiant

    You’ve heard me blather for two days now — my favorite hate comment so far was one calling me “calcaterr-ible” — so this is more of a links thing. Two good ones. First: Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel talking about the decision making, such as he can determine it, into the length of Ryan…

  3. Before you climb aboard the “we should void cheaters’ contracts!” express …

    Jul 23, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Void

    Though the sea change we’re experiencing in Major League Baseball’s drug testing regime is undeniable, the “we should get tougher!” crowd easily has the loudest voice in the grand shouting match that is our current baseball discourse. And easily the most fashionable get-tough argument in that crowd is the one which goes “players should have…

  4. Stop it: Ryan Braun is not Lance Armstrong

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    braun getty taller

    I think I’ve been pretty clear in saying that Braun (a) is a liar; (b) is a cheater; and (c) should count himself lucky that he only got 65 games. On radio spots today I’ve opined that he’s probably some sort of sociopath who I wouldn’t trust as far as I could throw. I won’t…

  5. Quote of the Day: Skip Schumaker brings the noise on Braun and PED users

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

    To underscore the earlier post about where we are now with PEDs in baseball, check out what Skip Schumaker had to say after the Dodgers game last night: “I can’t stand it. It (PED use) needs to be eliminated from the game. I have an autographed Ryan Braun jersey hanging in my baseball room at…

  6. Who cares what Ryan Braun said yesterday?

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    ryan braun getty

    I touched on this some last night when I talked about how Ryan Braun doesn’t answer to anyone apart from his teammates, those he personally lied to and people he directly harmed as a result of his lying. Those are folks to whom he owes apologies, not anyone else. Certainly not the general public. But…

  7. Before you call for stiffer drug penalties please think about what just happened

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Within 12 hours of Ryan Braun — described by one national columnist as a “cockroach” — getting unprecedented discipline and going down without even bothering to fight, the calls have already started for baseball to get even tougher. Just this morning I have seen multiple calls for automatic lifetime bans, contract-voiding provisions and all manner…

  8. Ryan Braun’s suspension may be the easiest of them all: looking at the next Biogenesis targets

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    nelson cruz ap

    Ryan Braun‘s suspension was first and, as the alleged public enemy number one — or two — of Major League Baseball, may eventually be seen as the most significant.  But at the moment it sort of seems like small potatoes, all things considered. Why? Because the Brewers season was already effectively over and it will…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Rays 3, Red Sox 0: Matt Moore throws his first career shutout and it came in the first game of what, so far this year, is the Rays biggest series. Two hits allowed, one walk four strikeouts as the Rays cut a game off the Sox’ division lead, now sitting a half game back. Reds…

  10. The Marlins’ scoreless drought ends at 37 innings

    Jul 22, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    The Marlins are finally back on the board. Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI double off left-hander Drew Pomeranz in the top of the first inning tonight against the Rockies, snapping a streak of 37 consecutive scoreless innings for the Marlins. It was the team’s first run since Derek Dietrich drove in two runs in the…

  11. Brewers GM Doug Melvin on Ryan Braun: “We can move forward starting tonight”

    Jul 22, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    Doug Melvin AP

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin addressed Ryan Braun‘s suspension prior to tonight’s game against the Padres. While he expressed disappointment about losing Braun for the rest of the season, he also said that the organization is looking forward to putting the matter behind them. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com has the quotes: “Every year is challenging,…

  12. What if the Brewers had kept Prince Fielder over Ryan Braun?

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

    The truth is that the Brewers made their choice well before Prince Fielder signed with the Tigers two winters age. As a small-market team already pushing the payroll to the limit in 2010, the Brewers knew they’d have to decide whether to build around Ryan Braun or Fielder. What made it an easy choice was…

  13. Ryan Braun does not owe you, or most anyone else, an apology

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    braun getty

    “Ryan Braun should apologize so we can talk about how insincere and self-serving his apologies are.” –everyone in the next 24 hours. It’s starting already, of course. Buster Olney wrote something already in which he compared Ryan Braun to Lance Armstrong and listed all of the people to whom Braun should apologize. It’s probably not…

  14. What happens if Ryan Braun tests positive next year? Or in 2017?

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    One thing that is clear from the Ryan Braun suspension is that it was, in some form or another, the product of horse trading. A settlement of sorts given how both sides got something good out of this, all things considered. But there is still an open question here: is this considered Braun’s first offense?…

  15. Report: Evidence against A-Rod goes “far beyond” what was found on Ryan Braun

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    With the baseball world still reeling from the news of Ryan Braun‘s suspension for his connection to Biogenesis, many are naturally wondering what is in store for Alex Rodriguez. Well, if what ESPN’s T.J. Quinn is hearing is accurate, it doesn’t bode well for him. Source also tells OTL evidence provided about A-Rod is "far…

  16. Ryan Braun should be pretty darn happy with 65 games

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

    ryan braun getty

    Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the year, which means a 65 game suspension. Those 65 games will cost him about $3.5 million. It’s an absolute steal for Braun, methinks. Partially because of what he could have faced. If you believe the reports which have flown hither and tither for the past few…

  17. MLB commends Ryan Braun for taking responsibility. Which, OK. I guess he partially did.

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    Ryan Braun and Major League Baseball have both issued statements in light of this afternoon’s bombshell suspension. First Braun: “As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect.  I realize now that I have made some mistakes.  I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.  This situation has taken a toll…

  18. Ryan Braun is baseball’s biggest fraud

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Ryan Braun played the victim when he initially tested positive for steroids after the 2011 season. In one regard, he was: that news never should have leaked out before the appeals process played out. In every other regard, he was obviously guilty as charged. Just look at some of Braun’s quotes after he was “vindicated”…

  19. MLB suspends Ryan Braun for the remainder of the season

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    ryan braun getty

    MLB announced that Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the remainder of the season for “violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.” Braun has already accepted the suspension and the former MVP issued a statement that said: “I realize now that I have made some mistakes.…

  20. Report: Alex Rodriguez may consider plea deal with MLB

    Jul 14, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Rodriguez speaks with reporters following his rehab assignment for Tampa Yankees in a minor league baseball game against Bradenton Marauders in Tampa

    As we mentioned yesterday, Alex Rodriguez had his long-awaited meeting with MLB’s investigators on Friday. Now we have the fallout. According to Bill Madden and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News, lawyers for Rodriguez are internally discussing the possibility of a plea deal with MLB. It’s believed that MLB also broached the possibility…

  21. Report: Alex Rodriguez meets with MLB about Biogenesis

    Jul 13, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    According to the Associated Press, Alex Rodriguez had his long-awaited meeting yesterday with MLB’s investigators regarding his alleged connection to Biogenesis. If you are looking for any juicy details, well, there’s just not much to report. The meeting took place Friday before the New York Yankees third baseman’s latest injury rehabilitation game in the minor…

  22. Columnist calls for enhanced drug testing, chooses to discredit results of drug testing

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon Getty

    Christine Brennan’s latest column for USA Today decries the fact that Bartolo Colon is in the All-Star Game. Why? Because he tested positive for PEDs last year: Colon, and every other performance-enhancing drug user in baseball, should never be allowed to become an All-Star, or win any MLB award. No Cy Young, no MVP, no…

  23. Ryan Braun placed on bereavement list

    Jul 11, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun Getty

    Just three days after returning from a right thumb injury, Ryan Braun has been placed on the bereavement list due to a family medical issue. The Brewers will announce a corresponding move after tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, so they’ll play short-handed in the interim. Braun is permitted to be on bereavement leave for a…

  24. Neither the timeline for nor the severity of Biogenesis discipline has been determined

    Jul 11, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Michael Weiner condemned the leaks in the Biogenesis case earlier today. Specifically, it seemed, he was condemning the reports from ESPN in recent days that (a) Major League Baseball is poised to announce suspensions as early as next week; and (b) that it is determined to apply 100-game suspensions to some of the players involved, most often…

  25. Union head Michael Weiner condemns the Biogenesis leaks

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner speaks at news conference to announce new collective bargaining agreement in New York

    There have been multiple leaks about the Biogenesis investigation in the past couple of months. The union’s head — Michael Weiner — is sick of it. He just released this statement: “The leaking of confidential information to members of the media interferes with the thoroughness and credibility of the Biogenesis investigation.  These repeated leaks threaten…

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