Red Sox vs Cardinals: Week 17's prediction for the World Series

The trade deadline is almost upon us, and teams are looking to add some last-minute pieces. Plenty of players are available, and there are lots of close races. With the home stretch coming up, there are plenty of opportunities left. Especially with both top seeds still very much in play, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, July 29 at 8:15pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – Week 17 »

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Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez (Bleacher Report)

A lot has happened in the MLB over the last 24 hours, and it could get even more interesting in the weeks to come. The fact that Ryan Braun went to the Major League Baseball to negotiate a deal in which he would be suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, is not going to help the other players suspected in this Biogenesis case. The world wide leader is now reporting that Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, is now negotiating with MLB about a similar kind of punishment. A-Rod however will most likely face more of a punishment due to the fact that he has admitted to PED use in the past.

There are a lot of opinions on this whole situation, and whether you think Braun did the right thing or not, this is going to open up a can of worms for other players that were linked to Biogenesis. Ryan Braun was by far the biggest name on this list due to the fact that he is one of baseball’s top outfielders, he is in his prime, and he won the MVP two years ago and was involved in a PED scandal around the same time. Continue reading What Braun’s Suspension Means For Other Players on Biogenesis List »

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List of Biogensis Baseball Players

July 22, 2013 at 8:41pm in MLB, News

The Biogenesis steroids scandal is sure to bring several long suspensions for very well-known athletes

According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, here is known list of clients from Major League Baseball:

  • Ryan Braun, Brewers
  • Everth Cabrera, Padres
  • Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays
  • Francisco Cervelli, Yankees
  • Bartolo Colon, Athletics
  • Nelson Cruz, Rangers
  • Fautino de los Santos, Free Agent as of June
  • Gio Gonzalez, Nationals <– Sources told ESPN that supplements Gonzalez received were legal
  • Yasmani Grandal, Padres
  • Fernando Martinez, Astros
  • Jesus Montero, Mariners
  • Jordan Norberto, Free Agent as of June
  • Jhonny Peralta, Tigers
  • Cesar Puello, Mets
  • Alex Rodriguez, Yankees

There you have it. Remember – Colon and Melky Cabrera have already been suspended for PEDs in the past. Braun was suspended July 22.

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Ryan Braun

Brewers superstar outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended the entire rest of the season and playoffs — 65 regular season games — for violating baseball’s substance abuse policy due to his ties to the Biogenesis scandal.

Braun is the first of what could be several major leaguers that may face long suspensions, including Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera, Jesus Montero and Jhonny Peralta. Colon and Cabrera have already been suspended once each for performance-enhancing-drug-related reasons.

Braun, who will not appeal the suspension, released a statement: Continue reading Brewers’ Ryan Braun Suspended 65 Games Over Biogenesis Steroids Scandal »

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bleacherreport.com

The Boston Red Sox lead the Majors with 58 wins at the All-Star break. The Red Sox are now just 11 wins away from matching their total from a season ago. Last year, we saw nut job Bobby Valentine attempt to coach a team full of Red Sox players who were out of shape and could care less, players such as Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Matt Albers, Daisuke Matsuzaka and to a lesser extent Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez was a great player, but lacked the fire and hustle it took to play in Boston.

This season the Red Sox have had their fair share of injuries, with John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Franklin Morales and Andrew Miller all being placed on the DL, some for an extended period of time. Miller is done for the season with a left foot ailment that will require surgery and Buchholz has been out since early June with a shoulder ailment. Dustin Pedroia is also playing with a torn muscle in his finger. Although they are beat up, the Boston Red Sox have not allowed any injuries to derail their season. Continue reading Red Sox Lead Majors with 58 Wins at Break »

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An emotional Mariano Rivera takes the mound in the eighth inning of the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. (Photo courtesy of Robert Deutsch, USA Today Sports)

If the Boston Red Sox reach the 2013 World Series, Game 1 will be played at Fenway Park. The American League won home field advantage in the Fall Classic with a 3-0 victory over the National League at Citi Field on Tuesday night. The low-scoring game was filled with good defense and better pitching, and a historic moment that will live on for generations.

The home crowd was able to watch Mets ace Matt Harvey start for the National League, as he pitched two effective innings while allowing a single hit (a double to leadoff hitter Mike Trout) while striking Miguel Cabrera, Jose Bautista, and Adam Jones. The biggest storyline early on though was a 96-MPH fastball fired by Harvey that hit Yankees slugger Robinson Cano just above his right knee. Cano left the game soon after reaching first base, but fortunately for the injury-riddled Yankees, X-rays were negative and he is expected to be fine. Continue reading One Mo’ Time: Rivera Sets Up AL Victory at All-Star Game in New York »

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Yoenis Cespedes (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

It was a battle of the MLB sophomores in the final round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Citi Field in New York.

Yoenis Cespedes and Bryce Harper each advanced with 23 and 16 homers respectively. Harper hit eight in each of the two rounds while Cespedes hit 17 of his in the first round for a great show for the fans at the All-Star Game festivities.

With one AL and NL hitter in the finals, both put on quite a show. Harper started off with three straight homers without an out and finished the finals with another eight longballs. Continue reading Yoenis Cespedes Shows Off Power, Beats Bryce Harper in 2013 Home Run Derby »

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