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  1. The union has to walk a tightrope on the Biogenesis stuff

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    A good story by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com about how the Biogenesis thing is a tricky thing for the player’s union. The issue: unlike years ago the players these days want PEDs gone and offenders punished. But part of the union’s job, obviously, is to defend players. This quote from union head Michael Weiner is…

  2. Report: Biogenesis employee demanding $1 million for his documents

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    Well, this has devolved into farce. Porter Fischer, the ex-Biogenesis employee who claims to have a so-called “smoking gun” regarding Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and the rest of the Biogenesis players, has demanded $1 million from Major League Baseball for his cooperation. From TMZ: Alex Rodriguez‘ career could hang in the balance of a 7-figure…

  3. Brewers not expecting Ryan Braun back before second half

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Ryan Braun has been on the disabled list with a thumb injury for two weeks, but the Brewers left fielder is nowhere close to returning and manager Ron Roenicke told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that the team isn’t expecting him back before the All-Star break. That means Braun will end up missing at least a…

  4. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  5. Ryan Braun finally cleared to resume swinging a bat

    Jun 30, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Via Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Leftfielder Ryan Braun, on the disabled list the last two weeks with a right hand injury, is scheduled to swing the bat again Tuesday in Washington. Braun had been shut down from baseball activities while trying to allow the injury time to heal. “Today was about as good as…

  6. Ryan Braun likely to “miss much more than the minimum 15 days”

    Jun 20, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun played through a thumb injury for a long time before finally being placed on the disabled list this week and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that it now “seems likely he’ll miss much more than the minimum 15 days.” That makes the Brewers’ decision to let Braun remain on the active roster for…

  7. NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are neck-and-neck tatto. David Wright is getting help from the cougars! Did Domonoic Brown do something awful to the pets of every All-Star voter? Confused? You won’t be, after this week’s episode of … “SOAP!” Er, sorry. After this week’s NL All-Star voting update: FIRST BASE Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945…

  8. Ryan Braun appears headed to the disabled list

    Jun 14, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been bothered by a thumb issue, forcing him out of his team’s previous four games after being removed from the series finale against the Phillies on Sunday. A cursory look at his stats reveals a player enjoying a fine season, but Braun hasn’t homered since May 22 and has posted…

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

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    Cardinals 11, Reds 4: I’ll take “Improbable scores for an extra-inning game for $200, Alex.” It was already 7-4 in the top of the 10th when Matt Holliday came to the plate but he hit a grand slam off Curtis Partch to truly ice the game. J.J. Hoover was charged with six of the seven…

  10. Manager Ron Roenicke worried by Ryan Braun’s thumb injury

    Jun 9, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun left in the third inning of this afternoon’s series finale against the Phillies due to a nagging thumb injury. He struck out in the first inning and was subsequently replaced by Logan Schafer in left field in the third. Braun hasn’t homered since May 22 against the Dodgers. To boot, he…

  11. Alex Rodriguez hires lawyer who helped Ryan Braun win appeal against MLB

    Jun 8, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    This should go over well. According to the Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, Alex Rodriguez has hired the lawyer who helped Ryan Braun win his appeal against Major League Baseball in 2012. David Cornwell has joined Jay Reisinger to represent Rodriguez in preparation for a potential fight against MLB. The story was first reported…

  12. Alex Rodriguez releases a statement about the Biogenesis stuff

    Jun 6, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez was one of several players implicated in the ongoing Biogenesis investigation by Major League Baseball. He released a statement through a publicist today which reveals that he is not exactly pleased with the specifics of the investigation being leaked to ESPN by Major League Baseball for its report on Tuesday evening: “Myself and…

  13. The wrong thing is OK as long as you get results, I guess

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    AP Anthony Bosch

    Lester Munson, ESPN’s legal analyst, is a humdinger. He was so monumentally and repeatedly wrong in analyzing the Barry Bonds case that people were embarrassed for him. He was wildly incorrect about evidentiary rulings. And he wasn’t merely mistaken about them. He was so awfully mistaken about them that it was clear to anyone who understood…

  14. Fans care about PEDs … sometimes

    Jun 6, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

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    NPR has a story about the polling relating to fans attitudes about PEDs in Major League Baseball. Their look at the polls shows that, among other results, 60 percent of those surveyed said it matters to them “a lot” if baseball players use steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs. Twenty nine percent said it matters to them…

  15. Is Bud Selig really prepared to act so decisively?

    Jun 5, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

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

    I’ll end my portion of the day with a Deep Thought of sorts. More of a pondering without a huge point. Just an observation and a musing. That musing: is Bud Selig really prepared to pull the trigger and suspend scores of players, some of them among the biggest names in the game? This is…

  16. Recapping the past 24 hours of Biogenesis insanity

    Jun 5, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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    In case you had the good sense to enjoy a sunny late spring day and watch some baseball rather than keep tabs on all of the minutiae surrounding baseball’s latest PED scandal, here is everything you need to know about the Biogenesis business: ESPN reported last night that Major League Baseball is getting in bed with Anthony…

  17. Drug case arbitrator: Anthony Bosch’s “credibility is everything”

    Jun 5, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    AP Anthony Bosch

    Here’s an interesting take on the potential for mega discipline against scores of players arising out of Biogenesis. Richard McLaren is an attorney who has presided as an arbitrator over multiple arbitration cases exactly like the one which may involve Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others in the event they get disciplined: appeals of non-analytical…

  18. Source: Major League Baseball has not yet decided to discipline Biogenesis players

    Jun 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    A source familiar with the Biogenesis investigation tells HardballTalk that Major League Baseball plans to interview all of the players implicated in the Biogenesis scandal by the end of June. Then, at that point, it will make a decision on whether to pursue discipline and how. The plan is for discipline to be leveled —…

  19. What happens next in the Biogenesis scandal?

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    The news is out. Major League Baseball, ESPN reports, has enlisted the cooperation of the former head of the Biogenesis clinic, Anthony Bosch, who is expected to implicate multiple players as performance enhancing drugs users. Baseball will then seem to suspend these players for anywhere from 50 to 100 games. The question: how, exactly, will…

  20. Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers’ lineup today

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Last night Ryan Braun took the field just moments after ESPN published a report suggesting he could face a suspension for involvement with the Biogenesis clinic. He addressed the media after the game, saying a lot without actually saying much, and now he’s out of the Brewers’ lineup for today’s game. Of course, Braun has…

  21. Ryan Braun: “The truth has not changed”

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Immediately after last night’s Brewers extra-inning victory Ryan Braun was asked to address the ESPN report suggesting he could be facing a suspension for involvement with the Biogenesis clinic. Here’s what Braun told the media assembled around his locker, via Adam McCalvy of MLB.com: A lot of people here. I assume I know why everybody…

  22. Get ready for the resurrection of Anthony Bosch’s character

    Jun 5, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT

    Anthony Bosch

    When the Biogenesis story hit back in January, one of the primary narratives that emerged from it among the baseball commentariat was that A-Rod, Ryan Braun and others were awful for, among many other reasons, getting in bed with a shady weasel like Anthony Bosch of Biogenesis. And words were not spared on just how…

  23. When it comes to drugs, Major League Baseball has learned nothing from the past, wishes to learn nothing in the future

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

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

    I don’t know what Ryan Braun or Alex Rodriguez or Nelson Cruz or any of the other players thus far implicated in the Biogenesis mess has done. I don’t know what they’ve taken. I don’t know what they’ve said beyond their curt, lawyerly public statements. I don’t know if they’ve lied. But I know this…

  24. Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    Let’s run down the list of players connected to Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic as MLB is reportedly preparing to issue 50- or 100-game suspensions. Listed below are players whose names are found in the Biogenesis documents. Other major leaguers may well be involved, as some of Bosch’s clients were listed in code. Since Bosch is…

  25. A mass Biogenesis suspension would be a massive fail

    Jun 4, 2013, 8:47 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    MLB will let Tony Bosch off the hook, if he just gives them A-Rod and Braun. That’s the crux of Tuesday’s Outside the Lines article. Tony Bosch, the fake doctor who ran the Biogenesis Clinic exposed by the Miami New Times earlier this year, merely has to tell MLB everything that went on at his…

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