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  1. If Melky Cabrera’s phony website didn’t warrant a 100-game suspension, how can Ryan Braun get one?

    Jul 10, 2013, 7:51 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    The news came down yesterday that MLB is, at least according to some sources, on the verge of handing out suspensions in the Biogenesis case. These sources continue to say that MLB is intent on giving Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez 100-game suspensions despite the fact that neither has previously served a PED suspension and…

  2. So, if MLB suspends Braun and A-Rod, what’s next?

    Jul 9, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Home plate umpire Additon calls time as Tampa Yankees' Rodriguez grimaces after he was hit by a pitch during a Single A baseball game with the Brevard County Manatees in Melbourne

    T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish reported Tuesday that MLB is prepared to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and “as many as 20 players” in connection with the Biogenesis scandal “sometime after next week’s All-Star break.” Outside the Lines got this from several sources, some likely from within the commissioner’s office. MLB hasn’t been shy about…

  3. Report: MLB plans to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, and 20 other players

    Jul 9, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun returns to the Brewers’ lineup tonight after missing a month with a thumb injury and he’s back just in time for this bombshell report from ESPN.com saying that MLB plans to suspend Braun, along with Alex Rodriguez and as many as 20 other players. According to T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish from “Outside…

  4. After a month off, Ryan Braun is back in the Brewers’ lineup

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun, who’s spent the past month on the sidelines with a thumb injury, is back in the Brewers’ lineup tonight against the Reds. Braun played through the injury for quite a while before the Brewers finally decided to shut him down in early June. Milwaukee’s lineup still isn’t close to full strength, however, as…

  5. Brewers activate Ryan Braun, place Aramis Ramirez on disabled list

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

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    The Brewers have activated outfielder Ryan Braun for tonight’s game against the Reds while third baseman Aramis Ramirez is back on the disabled list for the second time this season due to a left knee injury. Braun has been sidelined since June 9 due to a right thumb contusion. The 29-year-old slugger has been making…

  6. Ryan Braun feeling “great” after live batting practice

    Jul 7, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Ryan Braun (hand) may be ready to be activated from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break. MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the rehabbing outfielder went through a session of live batting practice Saturday afternoon at Milwaukee’s Miller Park for the first time since hitting the shelf and said later that his right hand…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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 —…

  25. 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…

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