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Is Jordany Valdespin the biggest fool in all of baseball?

Is Jordany Valdespin the biggest fool in all of baseball?

yahoo.com Updated Aug 5, 2013
We now know the identities of the three new players who will be suspended Monday as part of the Biogenesis scandal: Phillies relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo, Astros minor league pitcher Sergio Escalona and Mets minor league utility man Jordany Valdespin…
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  • Bastardo accepts 50-game suspension

    Bastardo accepts 50-game suspension

    MLB.com Aug 5, 2013
    Phillies left-hander Antonio Bastardo has accepted a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement.
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  • Former Phillies pitcher Dan Meyer calls out Antonio Bastardo af…

    Former Phillies pitcher Dan Meyer calls out Antonio Bastardo after he’s linked to PEDs

    yahoo.com Aug 5, 2013
    Let the line of players scorned by Biogenesis-related PED users start behind Dan Meyer. Meyer is a former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, who didn't beat out Antonio Bastardo for a spot in the Phillies bullpen back in 2011. When the news hit Monday that …
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  • Stretch run key for Phillies to analyze choices

    Stretch run key for Phillies to analyze choices

    MLB.com Aug 5, 2013
    Since not trading any players at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Phillies have tried to turn their attention to next season as there will be a few important holes to fill before Opening Day 2014.
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  • The Juice: Braves win 10th straight, Dodgers run their road win…

    The Juice: Braves win 10th straight, Dodgers run their road winning streak to 14

    yahoo.com Aug 5, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies showed why — again — they're tw…
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  • Video - MLB suspends 13 in PED scandal 05:26

    MLB suspends 13 in PED scandal

    Aug 5
    Curt Schilling and John Kruk share their thoughts on Alex Rodriguez's suspension and the 12 other players banned for 50 games, including All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Everth Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta.

Sports Columnists

  • Mentor and Rookie

    Aug 5
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
  • Chip Off the Old Block

    Aug 5
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  • Don Banks: Is Jarvis Jones the next in line of great Steelers linebackers?

    Aug 5
    LATROBE, Pa. -- History says the Pittsburgh Steelers know outside linebackers. How to find them. How to develop them. How to turn them loose to wreak havoc on the rest of the NFL.
  • 2013 NFL training camp: John Clayton's thoughts from the road

    Aug 5
    John Clayton has plenty of thoughts after the first seven days of his training camp tour.