2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for PEDs (EDIT: wins appeal! No suspension)
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12-10-2011, 11:10 PM
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Honestly, after looking at the numbers, I was definitely overzealous about Braun's Hall chances in my previous post. I thought he had more than 161 career home runs. If he plays 10 more years, he'd need to average 33.9 homers per season to reach 500 on the nose. That's going to be really hard to do, and obviously he'll only further decline defensively in his 30s. For someone who is already a lousy defender, that's not too encouraging. So, basically,you're right to be skeptical of his Hall chances. But, if he doesn't get in, it won't have anything to do with PED use, as was argued before.
that's going to be really hard to do but he might be helped by the fact that he's entering his peak now. still, it's hard to imagine him sticking in left field through 2021 (when he's signed through, his age 37 season).
honestly, if i had to wager money, i'd guess he won't be a hall of famer. he has power, sure, but once the pure homerun power disappears, what does he have left?
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