Found May 14, 2012 on Fangraphs:
According to a baseball source, Major League Baseball has dropped the 100-game suspension levied against Eliezer Alfonzo last season due to the same procedural issues that surfaced during the Ryan Braun case over the offseason. The specific procedural issues were yet again not specifically outlin...

Report: Alfonzo's 100-game ban dropped

A person familiar with the decision says Major League Baseball has dropped its 100-game suspension of Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for a positive drug test because of the same procedural issues that came up in the Ryan Braun case. Alfonzo is eligible to play immediately, according to the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night...

Alfonzo's 100-game suspension rescinded on appeal

The 100-game suspension handed down to Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for testing positive for a banned substance last September has been rescinded, Major League Baseball announced Monday, and the reason is nearly identical to the one raised when Ryan Braun's suspension was overturned. Alfonzo, 33, served a 50-game suspension in 2008 for violating MLB's drug policy...

Despite being early, Colorado Rockies looking at a long season

The Rockies need a leader to step up and turn things around.Does this look familiar to anyone else?After a decent start, finishing April close to .500, the Colorado Rockies suddenly forgot how to play baseball.This team was never expected to be phenomenal. No one was predicting them to walk away with the National League West. No one was expecting them to come out and win 100 games...

Alfonzo's drug ban dropped by MLB, so they fire their arbitrator

The Colorado Rockies sent catcher Eliezer Alfonzo to Triple-A, where he is on the restricted list until he's able to obtain a visa to travel from Venezuela, after after Major League Baseball dropped... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

MLB, union rescind Alfonzo's drug ban

Major League Baseball and the players' union agreed to drop the 100-game suspension imposed on Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for a positive drug test because of the same procedural issues that came up in the Ryan Braun case. Alfonzo missed 48 games -- the final 15 of last season and the first 33 of this year. Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Rookie Report: Christian Friedrich standing tall in Colorado

CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (credits below) This week we take a look at two young lefties in Colorado and a two former major leaguer's sons who recently got the call.  SP- CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (COLORADO)- The 6'4" lefty continues to impress as he struck out 10 batters and allowed only one run last night in seven innings of work. In his first two starts Christian has a 1-0...

Predictable ending for Colorado Rockies in San Francisco

Friedrich was the lone bright spot on Monday.Writing about the Colorado Rockies can be tough. When they head to the west coast, the games start late and end late. However, writing about this team is simple, especially on the west coast.To find the words to say is easy. All it takes is looking at the previous years Rockies schedule, spotting when they were in San Francisco, copying...

Rockies' Tulowitzki returns after 'freak accident'

Troy Tulowitzki will think twice before standing on the top step of the dugout again. A night after a foul ball by teammate Dexter Fowler struck near his left knee, Tulowitzki returned to Colorado's starting lineup Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants despite some soreness in his leg. He says he'll still stand on the dugout steps - something he has done his entire career...

Christian Friedrich: “Best Shaper” Makes Good

On March 5th, Christian Friedrich was inducted into the annual Best Shape Of His Life club thanks to this article from Thomas Harding: Even worse, he had bulked up to 240 pounds by the latter part of the season, partly because of his off-base workouts and partly because he had fallen into the habit of late-night meals. But this winter, Friedrich spent a week and a half training...

Rockies-Giants Preview

The Colorado Rockies' Christian Friedrich impressed in his major league debut last week, slowing down one of the weaker offenses in baseball. He'll get a chance to face another one of the majors' least intimidating lineups in his second start. Friedrich tries to provide the slumping Rockies with another lift Monday night at AT&T Park in the opener of this two-game...

Dexter Fowler Pretends Field Is Lava, Impersonates Wilson From 'Home Improvement' (Caption Contest)

Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler scaled the Dodger Stadium wall going for a ball the other night while a Los Angeles fan looked on. It made for a funny scene, and we wanted to see what NESN readers had as a caption for the photo. Here's a look at Saturday's #NESNCaption Caption Contest winners. Joe E Callahan: "Juuuust a bit too high." Brendon Cardinal: ‎"...

Read it and Sweep

This weekend the Colorado Rockies were swept in a three game series by the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies have now lost eight of their last nine games and are currently tied with the Kansas City Royals for the third worst record in baseball (13-20). The Dodgers, of course, have the best record in baseball (23-11).

Sveum whimsical upon return to Miller Park

MILWAUKEE Draped over the rail of the opposing dugout at Miller Park, Cubs manager Dale Sveum watched intently, rarely breaking his gaze, as left fielder Ryan Braun squared up and hit ball after ball during the Brewers batting practice on Friday. It's unusual for an opposing manager to be out so early before their own team takes to the field, and it's especially rare for...

Braun Arbitrator Fired by MLB

Photo: Jae C. Hong/APIt appears that the Ryan Braun saga isn’t over just yet. The Associated Press reported today that Major League Baseball has fired Shyam Das, the arbitrator who overturned Braun’s 50-game suspension in February. Yesterday, Das revoked a 100-game suspension for Padres catcher Eliezer Alfonso over the same chain-of-custody issue that affected Braun’s sample...
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