As the Biogenesis case has unfolded, I have turned away from stating my opinions whether players would be suspended or not. Today, immediately after the Matt Garza trade, it was announced that Ryan Braun would be suspended without pay for the remainder of the season (65 Games).
Braun did not appeal the suspension, as he did after his drug test was positive on October 19, 2011, following the game one of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks. And, in the 2012 Spring Training, Braun became the first player to have a suspension overturned, after he won the appeal.
The beginning of this case started when the Miami New Times published records from Anthony Bosch's records that showed that Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, and Melky Cabrera had all acquired drugs from Bosch's clinic.
Ryan Braun is the first player on Bosch's records to be suspended by the MLB, and many more could follow, which could make this the largest suspension following a PED case ever.
Milwaukee will truly miss Braun as they are currently in fourth in the NL Central, and have needed something to spark them. Obviously, this won't help.
Will this case keep players from taking PEDs in the future? I believe it could. Major League Baseball's drug testing could really prove to the players that they should play by the rules. The 2013 season could be remembered by that. And, Braun could be the role model to show how powerful baseball truly is.