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SBD/August 6, 2013/Franchises
MLB Suspensions: Should Yankees Play Rodriguez While He Appeals Suspension?
Published August 6, 2013
COMPARING APPLES AND ORANGES: MLB Network’s Jon Heyman said the 65-game suspension of Brewers LF Ryan Braun handed down two weeks ago by MLB was a “monstrous blow” to the Brewers and it has “affected the franchise.” Comparing the suspension of Braun to Rodriguez, Heyman said, “This is a much bigger blow to the Milwaukee Brewers to have this incredible talent and this incredible player, and now he’s tainted and he’s under contract for who knows how many more years.” Verducci added that Braun “was the face of the franchise, and still will be” when he returns next season. It is up to the Brewers to “see if they can get over the stain, the taint now with Ryan Braun” ("MLB Tonight," MLB Network, 8/5).