Found February 26, 2012 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
As players reported to spring training camps, the first betting lines on the number of individual team wins during the 2012 Major League season were released by the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nev. You can see the full list here, but the National League Central participants opened as follows:
Chicago Cubs 73.5 wins
Cincinnati Reds 86.5 (-120o)
Houston Astros 62.5
Milwaukee Brewers 84.5 – initially 82.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 73.5 (-120u)
St. Louis Cardinals 87.5 (-120u)
Note the change for the Milwaukee Brewers, as Friday’s announcement that Ryan Braun will not be required to serve a suspension to start the season is taken into account. Those 50 games that the Hebrew Hammer will not miss translate into two additional wins for the 2012 Brew Crew, say Atlantis.
The numbers in the parentheses can be interpreted like this. Those wishing to bet on the over for the Reds or the under for the Pirates or Cardinals will have to risk more – $120 – to win $100.
The 87.5 wins for the C
BEST OF MAXIM
With the Ryan Braun circus out of the way, it was business as usual at Maryvale Baseball Park, where the Milwaukee Brewers took part in the first full-team workout of spring training.As has been his custom since taking ownership of the franchise in 2005, Brewers principal owner and chairman Mark Attanasio addressed the players and coaching staff, as did general manager Doug Melvin...
Unlike most of the sports media world, I thought I would sit back and soak up the details before discussing my opinion on the scandal/drug testing fiasco involving the reigning National League MVP and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
Thus far, we’ve heard the results of the appeal, some details involving the test, Braun’s comments and the MLB’s irate...
MILWAUKEE BREWERS RYAN BRAUN urine sample is for sale on e-bay.
It’s a losersbracket.com exclusive. We broke the news, just like Prince Fielder used to break wind after all that tofu he must of eaten.
According to the post on e-bay…
This “one of a kind” urine sample commemorates the largest story in Brewers history since Derrick Turnbow grew a moustache.
PHOENIX -- Saying "my name has been dragged through the mud," NL MVP Ryan Braun reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, a day after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned by an arbitrator. Braun's teammates sat in the stands, in uniform, as he held a news conference on the field at the team's training complex. "...
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun declared his innocence Friday, one day after it was revealed that a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test had been overturned by an arbitrator.
By Kent Covington
Brewers OF Ryan Braun at Friday press conference
At 1:00 pm EST Friday afternoon, reigning NL MVP, Ryan Braun, addressed the media to discuss the recently dismissed charge that he illegally used performance enhancing drugs.
Braun was passionate and compelling in his rebuttal of that charge. To put it another way, he was either being truthful or he is a very convincing...
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The National League MVP reports to spring training and declares he has been vindicated after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned.Saying "my name has been dragged through the mud," National League most valuable player Ryan Braun reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix on Friday and declared he had been vindicated, a day...
Baseball and its players' union defended their drug testing program Friday and promised to tighten collection procedures following criticism by anti-doping agencies of an arbitrator's decision to overturn NL MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension. At a news conference in Phoenix, where he reported to the Milwaukee Brewers for spring training, Braun criticized drug testing...
Now that the Ryan Braun saga is behind the Brewers and the focus is back on baseball, the next order of business for principal owner Mark Attanasio is extending the contract of general manager Doug Melvin. And, once that deal is done, Melvin will address the contract of manager Ron Roenicke.