Found January 19, 2012 on
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Milwaukee Brewer outfielder Ryan Braun is facing a 50-game suspension for steroid use found in a test administered during the playoffs. The story leaked on Dec. 10, just 18 days after it was announced that Braun was voted the NL MVP. Braun’s candidacy as an MVP was evaluated based on the assumption that he was steroid-free (as that’s the only logical assumption for anyone not named Barry Bonds in this sport). Given the tight race between Braun and Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp many voters would have changed their votes at even an inkling of news connecting Braun and steroids. And it was and still is my opinion that Kemp should have won the award. Regardless, Braun won the award and is set to receive it on Saturday where he is scheduled to make a speech. The speech-giving is a bit out of the ordinary, but nothing entirely unprecedented and surely more noteworthy because of Braun’s steroid issues. Repeatedly Braun and his advisors have maintained his innocence and the “...
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I completed my second trade with my good buddy DodgerBobble, who runs your one-stop shop for all of your bobblehead news. I sent DB a Ramon Troncoso auto and one of my Matt Kemp '08 Ginter relics, as well as some good old fashioned randomness. The prize of the deal for me was one of a handful of Rubby De La Rosa rookie signatures DB had plucked from eBay:Sick. De La Rosa is recovering...
Matt Kemp finished as the MVP runner up, Clayton Kershaw won the pitching triple crown and a Cy Young award, and the team's top prospect headed into 2011, Dee Gordon, made his debut. That's essentially where the positives end for the Dodgers. The team is still up for sale, which will put to end the ugly tenure of Frank McCourt. The effects of McCourt will be felt for at...
Fans can vote on the Dodgers' greatest moment of 2011 at lasports.org. The three Dodgers nominees are: Andre Ethier's 30-game hitting streak; Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young Award; and Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown.