A large number of players might find themselves sitting out a large part of this season due to the Biogenesis scandal. MLB is seeking to suspend about 20 players connected to the controversial clinic, including stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. Some players may face suspensions of 100 games, which would essentially prevent them from playing the rest of this regular season. MLB has proven it's serious about cracking down on PEDs, but would this action prove to be a turning point?


A new era?

Individual suspensions haven't seemed to completely solve the PED issue in baseball, but a massive action like this one might be more effective in the long run.

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Would a large number of suspensions from the Biogenesis scandal be a turning point in PED use in MLB and lead to a much cleaner game?

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Punishment scale?

Even a 50-game suspension for PED use can derail the most promising seasons, as Melky Cabrera found out last year.

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What do you make of baseball's current PED punishment of 50 games for first offense, 100 games for second offense and lifetime ban for third offense?

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Suspension logic

MLB is looking to enact harsher punishments on certain players (including Braun and Rodriguez) by counting their connection to the clinic and previous denials as two separate offenses.

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Do you agree with MLB's reasoning that a 100-game suspension is warranted for first-time PED users who previously denied using (50 for using, 50 for denial)?

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Believing Braun?

Ryan Braun has beaten a suspension before, and isn't backing down from his previous denials of using performance-enhancing drugs.

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What do you believe about Ryan Braun denying he used PEDs in 2012 and denying it now in relation to Biogenesis?

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A problem with PEDs?

Baseball's emphasis on numbers has made some fans leery of the effect of PEDs on the sanctity of records, but baseball's popularity skyrocketed during its most juiced-up era.

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Do you have a problem with Major League Baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs?

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    79%
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Bosch's reliability?

MLB's case hinges on Tony Bosch, the former director of the Biogenesis clinic. If he fails as a witness, the league could have egg on its face.

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Will Tony Bosch, former director of Biogenesis, follow through with his cooperation and documentation?

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