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Ryan Braun's uphill battle

Arbitration hearing this week has big implications for NL MVP -- and baseball

Updated: January 20, 2012, 1:25 AM ET
By T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

After the news broke in December that Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun had tested positive for synthetic testosterone, his first public defense was, "It's b-------."

Braun also told a reporter that he "can't wait" to explain himself and that he's "completely innocent," but so far his actual defense remains private. The reigning National League MVP is expected to appear before an arbitrator this week, with union and legal representation and what is sure to be a more nuanced argument. ...

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