Last Saturday night, the news broke that National League MVP Ryan Braun failed a performance-enhancing drug test in October. This dramatic truth revealed is devastating for MLB, which seemed to be beginning truly moving past the “Steroids Era” that began in the early 90’s.
Braun is an established superstar of the game, arguably the very best hitter around, but he now faces a 50-game suspension at the start of next season. Braun is an critical part of the Milwaukee Brewers team, which will already likely lose slugger Prince Fielder this offseason in free agency, and the loss of Braun for a third of the year will be a tough blow even after the acquisition of third baseman Aramis Ramirez. But more damaging in this story is the disappointment of one of the most gifted young players in the game. Continue reading Ryan Braun Should Keep MVP Despite Positive Steroids Test »