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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Milwaukee - Baseball Prospectus: THE NARRATIVE PROBLEM: RYAN BRAUN AND PEDS

I guess in his view the drop in homers since testing started is purely coincidental.

Those leading the PED witch hunts now have to cope with the fact that the Brewers’ right fielder hasn’t tanked post-PEDs. This poses significant problems for the PED narrative. How does one hold that Braun’s numbers during his prime were a sham, now that he’s once again performing near his career norms? Does one plug one’s ears and ignore this season? Does one push in all the chips and baselessly assert that he must be back on the juice? How does one pick and choose which negatively-testing players are actually positive without defaulting to dislike or he fits the narrative?

Jim Furtado Posted: September 17, 2015 at 11:24 AM | 57 comment(s)
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