Originally written June 13, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are the biggest stars linked to Major League Baseball's investigation of the now-defunct Biogenesis wellness clinic. But for the purposes of the 2013 season, they aren't the most important. Of all the names to emerge in reports about Biogenesis, only three are key contributors on contending teams: Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz and Oakland A's right-hander Bartolo Colon. We know suspensions would have profound impacts on the legacies of MLB commissioner Bud Selig and any players involved -- particularly if one is Braun, the five-time All-Star who has maintained his innocence since a failed drug test in October 2011. But Braun's Milwaukee Brewers are irrelevant in the National League Central, 15 games out of first place. They are bad with him. They would be bad without him. As for A-Rod, do you really think the Yankees want him back? It's much different for the Tigers, Rangers and...
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