Just saw this on ESPN. Wow...I didn't see that coming.
Time to bust out the ole *
So the central just lost Pujols, likely Fielder and now Braun for 50 games - advantage Reds!
Im shocked didnt expect him to use peds i thought he was clean!
This might be why the Reds aren't making any moves :D
good news:Reds chances lookn goood now!!
bad news: the Reds might not make any movies now!
Braun appealing, but not one player ever who has tested positive has won there appeal.
This will be the one to be successfully appealed. Just my gut talking. But I'm trusting it.
rest of NL central to the reds.....here is your silver platter now feast
A lot of Brewers fans are shocked and distraught over this, and there are a lot of them who refuse to believe it based on his upstanding personality and consistent stats... but to be honest I can sympathize with them. Volquez's run-in with PEDs happened under a lot of uncertain circumstances too: coming off Tommy John, with a real alibi, surprised many around him... and he was supposed to be our ace. The MLB completely believes in the infallibility of the tests though, and it's easy to believe that he could have been fully innocent and that we'd have never known.
Plus he knew about this before receiving the MVP award, so he set on that information. If this story would of broke before then he probably doesn't win the award. I do find it fishy the year he wins the award he had his career year. Im pretty sure he was told to keep this positive test sealed up. Now they can't pull the award from him, you have had other past users who accolades have not been tooken away. I also find it quite amusing what he said about arod and the same advice he gave him he's not applying it to his situation ...
I really hope this isn't true... I have a lot of respect for Braun. As he advised ARod, if he's guilty, he should come clean and not drag this out.
And the sad part of all this is Braun will still make hundreds of millions of dollars....