overnight pharmacy delivery effient vs plavix cost order benadryl online no prescription with a mastercard coming off sertraline cold turkey zyvox coupon card purchase detrol pills buy cialis sublingual online from usa cephalexin for dogs uti ramipril vs viagra cheapest retin a 0,025 tablets uk cialis tadacip tadalafil como comprar serophene triamterene from uk benzac shipping overseas legal buy remeron online canada buy online medicine canada crestor canada overnight delivery do i need a prescription for zocor buy suprax online uk offers where to get predalone pct online pharmacy uk viagra soft buy singulair online pharmacy imovane medication where to buy pharmacies in buy alphagan online canadian viagra recreational use women buy doxazosin with paypal online pharmacy viagra south africa sertraline reviews 2012 tadalafil 60 mg for sale where to buy flagyl er with mastercard how to import zyrtec can you buy viagra without prescription in spain altace on line in the mexico buy femara online no prescription united states tindamax online coupon code tindamax billig kaufen online no prescription uk for apo furosemida buy erection packs 2 online reviews rythmol sr order by phone prednisone canadian medications without prescription purchase janumet in us how to buy plendil zithromax prescription children paxil drug in germany pharmacy purchasing permethrinum online nitroglycerin online in canada why has caprysin been discontinued generic proventil usa pharmacy where is evista metabolized can diovan tablets be cut in half can buy promethazine over counter dilantin with no perscription over the counter viagra alternative uk order olanzapine rocaltrol capsules 0.25 generic atacand us probalan noprescrition needed usa online pharmacy kwikmed uk reviews vasotec 20 mg rx buy xenical online cheapest maxalt on line for sale no script serophene side effects men albendazole dosage for cats no prescription voveran sale to buy mestinon generic skelaxin corepharma hydrocortisone acetate drugs buy acticin online health canada naprosyn naprosyn birth control online uk donde puedo comprar adalat zantac online in uk buy acivir pills 1 pharmacy mg zyrtec pills diflucan without a prescription from canada can you pharmacy online buy lotrisone without dostinex lawsuit canada xalatan discount order erection packs 1 no rx canadian pharmacy levothroid online mexico estrogen premarin side effects citalopram in usa thyroxin online from usa zentel medicine online olistat drug canadian pharmacy where do i zertalin in mexico seroquel india pharmacy best online pharmacy generic benfotiamine benzac over the couter dapoxetine from mexico champix how to take them famvir once reviews anastrozolo phone orders minipress india no prescription buy kamagra oral jelly in uk serpina lowest price online biaxin india companies only kegunaan obat pariet 20 mg prescription shipping cheap stromectol buy prof viagra online propranolol online india over the counter medicine that acts as tadalis propecia on line in the usa buy pyridium online india no prescription where to purchase venlafaxina paxil without cardura e10 hexion ralista on line fluoxetine pills online in the canada mestinon uk buy moduretic canada prescription carvedilolo for dogs buy where to buy viagra jelly without a prescription non generic suhagra online how to use brand advair diskus prescription medicine for nausea anxiety medication lexapro side effects surviving cipro buy paroxetine without a subscription baclofen dosage for tmj reviews of herbal viagra generic prednisone 20mg metronidazole contraindication to breastfeeding compare prices alli tablets buy depakine chrono tablets uk celebrex prices walmart pharmacy online pharmacy walmart online shopping allopurinol order order demadex no rx canadian pharmacy no prescription tenormin sale order amaryllis bulbs nolvadex online canada what is erexor used for asthma in children under 3 propecia vs avodart hair genuine phenamax best price azithromycin chlamydia how long symptoms best place buy celadrin pct ondansetrona on line in the uk cheap amoxil 250mg online cilest noprescrition needed usa online pharmacy unisom to buy in england to buy liposafe in uk phenergan over counter drug unisom results forum clozaril drug in uk pharmacy buy trazodone no prescription c.o.d buy betnovate hong kong buy oxybutyninum online india periactin pharmacy mail order propecia pill shortage sinequan canadian online valaciclovir mg usa are canadian drug stores safe chinese herbal medicine for depression uk where to buy tretinoin 0,025 drugs online tindamax medication is ginseng a prescription drug himalaya gasex tab requip buy from england isoptin sold over counter xenical online canada what is the generic name for clozaril best price alli uk clomid tablets nhs mail order generic sarafem buy cialis sublingual online no prescription united states buy trental low cheap price buy generic glucofage online tindamax order by phone canada relafen tablets online how to use clomid cycle canadian pharmacy tadalis sx buy alphagan tablets online duphalac noprescrition needed uk online pharmacy all types viagra professional pills cheap cialis super active sale uk where to buy nolvadex 2012 augmentin duo dose toprol drug in mexico pharmacy generic glyset switzerland prilosec shop net nolvadex lowest priceonline what is ic valacyclovir hcl order femara online no prescription with a amex price of viagra in egypt is fosamax a prescription drug overnight pharmacy levitra professional florinef shopping order ayurslim on line usa 10 mg buy accutane online cost of baclofen 20 mg diltiazem user reviews finasteride hair loss review can you get yasmin pill in australia allopurinol coupons where can you buy zovirax paxil in canada nexium sample order form order renagel online no prescription with a amex online pharmacy uk glucovance erythromycin capsules 250mg inderal la 160 mg buy sepibest pills online zanaflex prices usa minocin 100 mg for acne where to buy anteovin ointment baridium delivery bystolic canada prescription what does estrace do in fet low cost overnight lexapro ordering topamax india where do i atarax in canada retin a 0,05 pharmacy prices list celebrex pills buy online amantadine western australia administration of methylprednisolone infusion voltaren retard 100 mg novartis endep online in uk prescription dosage buy celebrex zedd over the counter glimepiride side effects weight gain why has diltiazem been discontinued buy cytoxan fast shipping buy speman without a subscription buy procardia online no prescription usa buy benzac in singapore safe kamagra no precription what is coumadin made out of ciprofloxacina buy online australia flovent noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy aciphex discount no prescription triamterene 40mg erection packs 2 tablets online generic advair diskus online fluticasone lexapro 20mg tab forest buy metronidazole tablets uk safe to buy generic altace from canada long time side effects kamagra cardura barato suprax fast uk best site get cialis sublingual cheapest lozol to buy buy clomid 50 mg what drug category is adalat why has reglan been discontinued xalatan cost in india premium drugs for viagra real online canadian pharmacy buy alphagan paypal purchase lasix on line in usa discount zyban from usa plendil discount is generic avapro available in usa torsemide in usa aciclovir for sale uk glyset without prescription orlistat from china best site to get nolvadex mirapex buy online ireland disulfiramum phone orders buy yagara in usa side effects of metronidazole diovan birth control online uk safe prednisone dosage for dogs how to order erection packs 1 online will you buy diflucan thrush sildenafil citrate medication overnight delivery pill pharmacy drugstore chains index amantadine online mexico levothyroxin on line no script lantus on line in the india trial erection packs 1 side effects long term use order voveran sr online canada colchicina order where to cefixime feldene pills online in the usa most reliable place to buy prazosin online zovirax what is it for where to buy albendazole online mexico use emoquette coupon online diclofenac online forum buy aspirin online with mastercard propecia discount coupons online pharmacy canada adderall buy hoodia online without prescription buy bupron online without a prescription ordering brand cialis levitra prescription evista prescription prices tretinoin 0,025 buy online ireland viagra sublingual without prescription pills vermox plus bebidas alcoholicas albuterol inhaler price walgreens diovan sales schedule purchase generic estrofem buy motrin pills in the us espa super active cellular hydration concentrate plavix online overnight revatio 20 mg tid seroquel xr dosage zoloft from mexico bayer back and body aspirin reviews buy paxil generico flovent canada drugs indian version of viagra penegra buying effexor xr using paypal bupropionum daily use reviews buy ciprofloksacin online thru paypals yasmin contraceptive pill reviews uk online pharmacy no prescription needed propranolol plendil online without prescription demadex mg uk side effects of abilify in teenagers levoxyl prescription only fucidin cream for acne treatment isotretin lowest price online can fosamax cause weight gain stamina rx viagra alternative inderal online sales best place to buy vasotec in uk buy paxil have no prescription bupron pills online in the canada generic valtrex safe what is the best dosage of topamax for weight loss buy himplasia 50 how to buy zoloft online promethazine uk brand name order arimidex from usa without prescription amoxil forte 250 mg duetact online in us cheap canadian effexor xr no prescription albenza pills buy avodart in canada zyban non perscription countries orlistato buy without best site to buy avodart confido generic name coversyl plus hd side effects bactrim class action lawsuit requip billig kaufen deltasone 100mg tablet safe to buy generic olistat from canada natural male fertility drugs buy cialis soft no prescription arimidex prices in india get quetiapinum las vegas hyzaar no prescription overnight delivery voltaren cheap uk pharmacy alfa flucon online order uk buy viagra super active without prescription aldactone 50 mg tablet order zoloft india how to take trial erection packs 3 mg methotrexate prescription help female viagra limited india where to apcalis sx where to buy tamsulozin online uk buy levothyroxin in ireland trial erection packs 1 tablets uses simvastatina on line in the usa phenamax online canadian buy detrol online india flagyl 500mg online order dostinex online from uk online cefixime with no prescription zestoretic buy online australia is it illegal to order generic cialis professional metformin over counter drug ditropan elixir yasmin overnight pharmacy absorption and disposition of furosemide in congestive heart failure is there a drug comparative to nitrofurantoin best place buy norvasc pct can i order allegra online how much does methotrexate cost per pill tretinoin 0 05 reviews for men quibron t without a prescription how to buy stieva a over the counter medicine that acts as amantadine side effects of plendil 2.5 best place to buy accutane in australia diltiazem otc europe can order atomoxetin online lamisil generico himcolin without a perscription mexican pharmacy no prescription brand cialis lamictal 25 mg price fosamax generic wikipedia drugs avapro canada pharmacy buy ivenox online canada no prescription is ortho tri cyclen available over the counter roxithromycin overnight shipping cheap v gel no prescription compare prices buy generic amitriptyline online with prescription online pharmacy uk l tryptophan uk buy permethrinum without prescription is there a shelf life for aspirin where to buy cheap generic tadacip how long does famvir order revia tablets help buying plavix where to buy estrofem online mexico american rhinocort where to buy amoxicillin for dogs taking ciprofloxacin and birth control pills buy lasixs online buy erection packs 2 cheap buy indocin uk is it illegal to order generic medrol dosepak ordering revia india purchase thyrox pills can you buy zestril cost of mail digoxin diclofenac with american express where can i find primatene mist inhaler where do i l thyroxine in india buy nizoral without a subscription buy over the counter ciplox online prescription metformin used tadalis sx usa no prescription keppra online ordering geriforte to buy how to get atarax in australia pharmacies buy vpxl cheap generic can i make atomoxetin buy flagyl er mg online flagyl in usa bactrim for guinea pigs apo furosemida mg uk rogaine 2 roche precio argentina cytotec in the uk how can i get off zoloft best site get ceftin taking prescription drugs to new zealand nexium norx buy prescription online pariet purchase buy xenical online new zealand cardizem uk online law and order allie los angeles buy zebeta pills in the australia online pharmacy reminyl cheap genuine prednisolona online acai pharmacy coupons where to buy avodart online uk mentat lowest price buy dostinex online cheap fosamax beipackzettel online can you buy didronel online dostinex for purchase without a prescription bystolic dosage for anxiety evista mg uk what is phentermine called in mexico amitriptyline tablets 10mg is there a shortage of calan how does accutane work on acne lady era without a prescription from uk cozaar tablets 100mg digoxin online usa buy retino a cream 0 025 hong kong rizatriptan maxalt side effects buy zyvox in ireland safe to buy generic female cialis from usa tri sprintec generic ortho tri cyclen buy canada no prescription for isoniazid liv 52 canadian pharmacy zyban discount coupon compazine suppliers overseas costco pharmacy digoxin price acheter remeron periactin generic brand what is the generic form of cialis buy ivenox greece doksazosin lek generic 2013 drugs how to purchase cipro brand cialis online mastercard order saw palmetto cheap purchasing chloromycetin online uk maximum dosage of paxil cialis sublingual without prescriptions buy heartworm medication no prescription cialis prix france pharmacie stediril from uk amantadine poisoning house amber trileptal online no prescription cost of mail hytrin purchase zithromax cheap rx 500mg periactin australia zyvox sales buy drugs buy viagra sublingual online uk no prescription what is the correct dosage of amoxil comprar diabecon portugal benzac ac 100 mg g oratane without script allegra d 12 hour generic price is azitromicina a prescription drug aciclovir tabletas 400mg order ditropan online no presctiption buy generic viagra canada online zyrtec buy tadalis sx in ireland average cost of norvasc cvs pharmacy azulfidine side effects uk very cheap maxaman abilify 40 mg where do i haldol in australia mirapex noprescrition needed usa online pharmacy seroflo mg canadian rx probalan canadian online diprosone where to buy in canada fluticanose tablets side effects order erection packs 11 from drugs cephalexin delivery retin a 0 025 no prescription brand levitra in the uk ortho cyclen online uk viagra australia legal levothyroxin from india buy motrin 500 mg coreg to purchase without a prescription order live maine lobsters online metocarbamol prices buy us generic diamox lamictal drugstore.com best site to buy accutane online paroxetine drug class research grade dulcolax buy sominex online no prescription united states buy desyrel tablets india american orlistar aldactone where to purchase erythromycin medication interactions sandoz finasteride plavix generic costco periactin on line in the india order cleocin on line india is mail order lotrisone safe where do i yaz in australia toprol xl best online non prescription pharmacy natural alternatives to viagra and cialis order paroxetine hcl buy xalatan pills online canadian pharmacy professional levitra online secure ci cipro 85 for sale authentic cialis furosemide 40 mg obat apa lipitor tablets uk quran pak mp3 online orlistato mexico no prescription digoxin for men sale in uk buy kamagra boots pharmacy buy ginette 35 uk what is ralista drugs to buy aristocort pharmacy cheap why cant i find canadian pharmacy order ivenox on line usa can you only get cabaser on prescription thuoc cefixime tablets usp 200 mg canada pharmacies online that sell viagra professional lamisil comprimidos precio buy canada no prescription for kamagra gold no prescription retin a 0,025 tadalafil wirkungsdauer dilantin cani order on line viagra vancouver craigslist norco sight killer b uk can abilify be taken alone without an antidepressant goodrx api lady era medication side effects online no prescription uk for lamisil microzide birth control online canada roxithromycin 100mg tablet como comprar antivert buy viagra professional online pharmacy albendazole for purchsase doxi 1 mg india acai berry cost order stromectol over the counter non prescription lantus pharmacy online pharmacy arava diakof with paypal payment generic estrace canada order weight gain viagra jelly how to buy suprax in canada microzide with no perscription buy generic zyprexa with bonus finasteride tablets usp 1 mg zocor 40 mg cena viagra cialis trial pack online rhinocort aqua dosage instructions what is the normal dosage for diclofenac prednisone generic india trazodone high yahoo buy cialis with paypal negative side effects of aciphex is there a flovent generic order differin canada to buy diakof buy alesse uk discount prescription erection packs 1 tablets acquisto ventolin sicuro online best place buy exelon pct mail order generic ralista best place to buy doxi 1 in australia can i make obelit voltaren rapid prices where do i dramamine in mexico propecia tablets australia proventil without a prescription from mexico side effects viagra blurred vision us online pharmacy no prescription levothyroxin levitra professional pharmacies what is the typical dosage for viagra bystolic 10 mg tablet comprar tamsulozin portugal tadacip uk companies only lipitor atorvastatin muscle spasms ordering pilex uk brand finpecia for sale celadrin cheap uk aldactone no prescription mastercard my forzest coupons acivir pills with no rx where do i naprosyn in usa cost of aciclovir almetec shoppers drug mart ditropan drug in uk pharmacy mircette birth control pills side effects how to take brahmi mg why is there a shortage of tamoxifen vente de tadalis sx au quebec minocin purchase in canada no prescription doxycycline shortage fda zedd medication side effects buyers of evista canada microzide to buy from europe paroxetine bonus pills does generic viagra work as good calan next day delivery flunil tablets buy vistaril mexico companies only buy abilify online cheap canadian feldene sl generico precio disgrasil bogota buy benzac with visa where to purchase disulphiram canadian lamisilate online generic famvir zantac drug canadian pharmacy lariam in the uk sureway where to buy keppra mg lov cost oxytrol midamor without subscription flovent to buy in england dog online antibiotics can i order cefadroxil online zertalin prices cvs sale cipro nero lisinopril rx hyzaar tabs fluconazol canada overnight delivery where can i buy dramamine in the uk retino a cream 0 05 uses medication buy combivent with paypal xenical en vente libre france can coreg get you high cephalexin without prescription medication how to buy renagel online ordering brand advair diskus purchasing januvia online where to buy astelin drugs online canada and baridium hydrochlorothiazide schedule drug prednisolone 5 mg spc can you get zestril over the counter buy medrol hong kong is it illegal to order generic ashwagandha biaxin xl shortage unisom use in pregnancy premarin delivery topic prescription how to get lexapro cheaper zanaflex 4 mg abuse generic minipress safe cost of kelnor vermox buy india vermox order canada fluoxetine pfizer buy generic drugs online india side effect of keppra medication fluticanose to buy in the usa without a prescription skelaxin for sale usa prednisone for humans what types of flunil are there online zyban india natural fertility drugs uk the online drugstore benfotiamine buy xeloda in australia buy pravachol 50 toprol xl sublingual dosage how long does it take for keflex to work for sinus infection buy vantin tablets us bactrim online usa no prescription canadian ed medications metoclopramide pills online in the canada is it illegal to order generic zydis is geriforte available over the counter trazodone for purchase without a prescription acheter allegra pas cher emsam online mexico can you buy chlamydia test boots aviane 28 birth control online mexico albenda usa sale voveran online cheap ciprofloksacin mg mexico aciphex free shipping buy generic diovan misoprost without rx delta cortef where to buy in canada where to buy stromectol online without rx side effects of synthroid weight gain where do i cipro in mexico novo clonidine and weight gain sarafem purchase in canada no prescription safe prednisolone no prescription where to buy metformin in canada ? anteovin lowest price asacol generic name allegra d prescription drugs generic strattera in usa order zyban online no prescription with a amex western drug ginseng orlistatum online in us cheap seroflo no prescription augmentin online coupon code generic pills for florinef albuterol sulfate side effects in toddlers where to buy lasuna online canada aciclovir phone orders reactive arthritis prognosis advair diskus generic 100 51 requip sales 2010 keppra 1000 mg metronidazole prix en pharmacie en france colchicine online in uk furosemide discount price donde puedo comprar nicotinell tricor not generic good dose of gabapentin to get high benadryl australia allergy medazole without insurance can you buy brand levitra in ireland online pill store prescription erexin v no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy order ortho tri cyclen overnight buy nootropil tablets online prozac best online non prescription pharmacy norvasc prescription help pyridium without a prescription from mexico a que edad comienza la disfuncion erectil lexapro discount canadian pharmacy online metocarbamol discount prednisona mg generic tretinoin 0 05 buy canada buy generic epivir hbv online myambutol dosage instructions online carvedilolo overnight delivery can you get disulfiramum alphagan to buy in australia suppliers of suprax in us evecare cost comparison viagra paypal australia i want to buy prometrium where can i purchase doksazosin lek which uk site to buy promethazine can you buy grifulvin v drugs griseofulvin depakine chrono online pharmacies with out prescription suhagra online from usa pharmacy buy drugs vasotec spironolactone hirsutism reviews best price pilex atorlip 10 over counter uk what is advair hfa used for purchase tamsulozin in us penicillin vk where to buy effects of toradol shot where can you buy viagra online genetic disease in which the person gets an extra y sex chromosome prevacid prices usa buy metoclopramide mg online for protonix online canada erexin v india no prescription india pharmacies online that sell aprovel fast hydrea deleviery norvasc birth control online us buy dipyridamole pills in the australia what is the dosage range for depakote order cabaser from india without prescription buy hytrin online us no prescription nizoral 2 cream for acne motrin order canada acivir pills canada online no prescription pastillas cialis tadalafil eurax for sale philippines inderal tabletas 10 mg buy thyroxine pills in the us buy tindamax online uk no prescription generic uk paypal prilosec drugs like reglan fluneurin ohne rezept phone in order for lozol order zentel from australia without prescription buy liposafe tablets india buy kamagra chewable in singapore xenical canada din retin a 0 05 roche precio argentina can i order pyridium no prescription in the usa silagra women buy neurontin pharmacy mail order over counter micardis buy bactrim cheap prescription generic buy clopidogrelum uk there generic seroquel xr where could i buy amoxicilina without prescription mentax pills online in the india hyzaar drug in canada pharmacy delivery cheap alphagan online prescription buy comprar stieva a original order clozaril without prescription warafin online from uk generic uk paypal sarafem reviews on viagra super active clomid for sale uk benadryl best price where to confido noroxin pills maximum daily dose of torsemide para que se usa el nizoral toprol with no rx get carafate las vegas where to buy clomiphene citrate accuran delivered to your home purchase generic pariet how to apply tretinoin cream usp 0.025 promethazine and codeine cough syrup tegretol prescription coupon purchase generic valtrex avodart from usa comprar entocort portugal prednisone mexico no prescription seroflo without a script safe strattera buy buy hyaluronic acid from india how to buy movalis online generic dyazide buy canada evista for men in usa buy elocom pills in the us common side effects of xeloda is viagra ok for young men can i get antibiotics over the counter in spain comprar olistat original tamoxifen prices usa order luvox uk pharmacy biaxin order online order roxithromycin on line canada buy retino a cream 0,025 pills online purchasing dostinex online micronase for purchase without a prescription torsemide pills online in the canada mevacor india pharmacy buy disulfiramo with paypal bactroban ointment what is it used for tamoxifen class i or ii pulmicort canada drug store where to buy aciclovir 200mg order tretinoin tablets order lipitor online how long does it take for flomaxtra to work most reliable place to buy voveran online citalopram 20 mg od lexapro com vs prozac order levothroid online canada dramamine chewable reviews vantin dosage uti where to buy zyban to buy lasilix in uk can you get high on zofran metronidazol supplier in uk viagra sale online ireland med cab carafate tetracycline online without a prescription meloxicam enolat price india buy aciphex online without prescription buy valium online uk no prescription vasotec worldwide pil perancang yang tidak menggemukkan brand levitra prescription coupon wigraine mexico no prescription buy cefixime online without a prescription can i make kamagra soft discount code for zebeta reductil sibutramine hydrochloride calan shop net natural substitute for lisinopril fluconazole pregnancy 150 mg get sumycin las vegas serpina brand positioning purchase zenegra on line in australia online prescriptions in australia cialis national socialist movement wikipedia oracea pills buy online sildenafil online store shuddha guggulu with no subscription ordering acai india doksazosin lek online india how to get a prescription for birth control pills online eurax pharmacy mail order buy caffeine ergotamine online reviews snovitra super power birth control online uk paxil cr 25mg for sale what types of valaciclovir are there lariam side effects long term use finpecia uk pharmacy plavix generic reviews risperdal online in usa buy trental without a script cheapest price benicar pharmacy rx 1 coupon code best online pharmacy generic retino a cream 0 025 erection packs 2 mg canada buy over the counter singulair online glucotrol xl discount acquistare trazodone in italia etodolac dogs pain order amoxiline online no prescription with a echeck is there an over the counter equivalent to diflucan nizagara online usa no prescription buy duprost tablets pill rx health cialis sublingual products what does ampicillin do to bacteria mexican pharmacy no prescription relafen bromocriptine mesylate parlodel cost of mail zentel clarithromycin and simvastatin best price for real viagra super active renagel suppliers overseas fincar online overnight shipping india eldepryl price effexor nhs proventil overnight delivery buy periactin tablets usa buy cyproheptadine generic avodart medication xenical without a prescription from mexico trazodone in the uk now buy viagra next day delivery medrol 16mg tabletes generic pills for crestor salvent mg usa original bactrim online nolvadex fast uk sito italiano viagra cipro online company registration what does etodolac feel like where can i buy lexapro in canada indian pharmacy motilium where can i buy acai berry capsules order water pills online prescription viagra what is the correct dosage of medrol yaz delivery london can you order allegra generic mail order skelaxin online chloromycetin buy canada overnight delivery buy propecia albuterol online in canada ayurslim over the counter canada stromectol pharmacy order ginseng buy canada discount feldene mg buy buspar for daily use diclofenac actavis gel 100 g buy colchicine from mexico online canadian aciphex rabeprazole tablets fasigyne online from canada buy toradol australia provera non perscription countries colchicina buy usa sumycin medicine online is actonel a generic drug mail order generic celapram skelaxin generic india purchase aristocort online no prescription buy flagyl 500mg pilex drug in uk pharmacy v gel no prescription actonel for men in usa frusemide without rx prograf online canada pariet mg usa lotensin online order female cialis prices cvs propecia pct buy clomid cycle 2 6 buy diovan hct online from canada indian generics online flagyl protonix online coupon code cost of cafergot oracea tablets price cheap cefixime uk zofran online in canada without a script fedex buy aceon where to buy actos online canada buy evista online no prescription us phexin spain discount tadacip levitra super active next day shipping side effects of blood pressure medication ramipril lowest price zetia can you drink alcohol with doxycycline aceon pricing mexican frumil permethrinum mail order phone in order for tadapox levitra orignal buy altace without a prescription from canadian pharmacy do you need rx estrace is prilosec otc over the counter cost bactroban walmart where to buy cestex without prescription order norvasc uk pharmacy acai berry shopping canadian drug company vardenafilum buy vardenafilum uk smart drugs for sale ditropan 100mg cheap jia yi jian buy is there a generic medication for diovan hct arimidex mg order recruitment drugs controller general india saw palmetto for hormonal acne reviews eurax online pay paypal aricept generic cost walmart hs explorer trimix dive computer donde comprar cytotec en venezuela amoxil suppliers overseas buy requip with paypal cheap zetia pills no prescription abana sale purchase maxaman in usa where is st regis bora bora resort torsemide pills online in the australia disulfiramo buy online ireland himcolin germany kirkland minoxidil boots discount strattera atomoxetine drugstore pathogenesis of chlamydia trachomatis oder mg tablets of lexapro metrogel drug in fr pharmacy can you buy emsam buy propecia online in uk fincar lowest price online how to by acticin get disulfiramo las vegas prilosec otc canada where to buy renagel online india viagra professional sale cheapest 100mg buy metoclopramide online thru paypals best place to buy levothroid without a prescription apcalis oral jelly sachet how to take furosemide mg generic pills for vasodilan buy malegra dxt tablets mexico elocom for sale nizoral online without prescription most reliable place to buy aldactone online prilosec no script online v gel india ginseng on line in the usa best place to buy hyzaar in mexico warafin tablets online mail order generic apo furosemida what is triamcinolone acetonide cream american mestinon excel herbal viagra review trial erection packs 3 delivery buy cilest with a mastercard what is lamisil 250mg tablets long term use of keppra side effects acyclovir 800 mg shingles get actos legal remote consultaion for avapro can you buy antibiotics for chlamydia larginine lanoxin discount voucher online pharmacy mexico oxycontin tenormin dosage recommended omifin para que sirven generic femara letrozole serious side effects of seroquel glycomet over counter buy accutane with no prescription celexa mg canada where to buy dyazide online canada most reliable place to buy brahmi online azurette pills online in the india amoxycillin supplier in uk order thyroxine gyne lotrimin tablets side effects generic keppra no prescription what is nordette mg used to treat propecia medicine children buy celexa online no prescription united states metformin with prescription order blopress medication by mail viagra xm radio no prescription prozac over the counter drugs similar to oxybutyninum fast menosan deleviery quibron t cheap mexico pharmacy doxazosin dose bph doxycycline hyclate uses treatment jelly online buy cheap kamagra dapoxetine prescription only levaquin dose for children how to get clincin in australia buy indinavir online no prescription us cymbalta drugs depression buy cymbalta no prescription proscar in canada can i buy carafate purchasing arava online uk buy levitra online with out prescription where can i buy cyproheptadine in the uk buy mirapex low cheap price wellbutrin sr tablets buy abilify shopping can zithromax treat gonorrhea and chlamydia buy tretinoin 0,05 capsules dyazide birth control online india buy premarin mg online nhs direct zyban buy retino a cream 0,025 online in the united states without a prescription benicar olmesartan side effects buy retin a gel 0,1 tablets us quibron t pharmacy order finasteride proscar propecia hair loss compare prices viagra sublingual can u buy abortion pills online dapoxetine capsules my celapram coupons where do i phenergan in mexico vermox 100mg dosage 100 mg promethazine erythromycin in pregnancy antabuse shelf life zetia australia pharmacy order skelaxin without prescription overnight delivery effexor xr tablets buy when does viagra patent expires safe to buy generic oristal from canada how much will pulmicort cost buy generic propecia finpecia long term side effects of retin a 0,025 a good web page to buy fluticanose with no script frumil with no rx buy cefadroxil in singapore mail order antibiotics canadian online pharmacy for atacand parlodel generic reviews premarin buy india amoxycillin no script canadian pharmacy antibiotics salbumol lawsuit canada where to buy levothroid online canada buy bactrim low cheap price snovitra super power drugs online purchases are there any long term side effects of accutane long time side effects chloromycetin flucazole drug in germany pharmacy clomid discount code buy cheap viagra thailand discontinued use abilify buy albendazole online us no prescription comprar cialis daily en madrid original sildenafil citrate online doxazosin fast usa remedios caseros naturales para la disfuncion erectil tindamax fast india billig sinemet online kaufen online pharmacies northern ireland side effects of zolpidem tartrate 10 mg tablet prescriptions assistance programs advair diskus calcium carbonate dose for dogs overseas pharmacy registration canada premarin on line in the usa clindamycin gel 1 vardenafil ocular side effects metformin online pharmacy shipped to canada differin dosage too high order 10mg generic crestor topamax forum side effects buy tamoxifen citrate tablets nolvadex the chepest clincin where to buy predalone online usa purchase lopid 600 mg 100mg viagra not working triamterenum canada companies only bristol myers squibb foundation grant application mexican pharmacies sell steroids prescription lov cost shallaki buy eldepryl selegiline cytotec rxlist clavamox drops for kittens order non generic prevacid buy trial erection packs 2 without a subscription dostinex price in india mobic medicine treat where to buy viagra uk forum levitra super active buy without isoniazid shopping where to buy alli from online drugs cheap thyroxine uk rabeprazole tablets use buy abilify tablets mexico discount zitromax from canada bactrim tablets can you buy januvia over the counter in germany celadrin tablets online buy lamictal online amazon pharmacies amitriptyline online no prescription needed order erexin v by mail 24 hours buy sominex discount mail order lasix cialis non branded claravis online coupon code albenza shelf life proventil from antabuse cost in india aloprim lawsuit canada order cholestoplex online with visa tadalafil dosage instructions how to take medrol mg buy canadian drugs online no prescription micardis and cold medicine buy tamoxifen citrate liquid mg baridium generic usa dilantin spain amantadine online cheap canadian zantac tablet low price tinidazole uk where to buy cheap generic minipress what is rogaine 2 for fastest clozaril uk delivery what is atorlip 5 viagra side effects viagra vs cialis best medicine for back muscle pain cialis viagra or levitra canadian buy minocin tablets online diclofenac alternative drugs resources for albenza how much will rogaine 5 cost mentax from canada with no prescription viagra for sale cheap uk online pharmacy is it safe to order vagifem betneval buccal 0 1 mg how to buy fluoxetina in canada diclofenac tablets 50 mg side effects depakote drug canadian pharmacy colchicine online pharmacy uk compare prices protonix cafe rico rico can buy zocor online buy mircette in singapore how much does desyrel cost how to buy mobic online is there a legal generic viagra innopran xl shoppers drug mart side effects of cardura tablets apo furosemida buy mexico canadian journal physiology pharm buy retin a 0,025 tablets uk what is a low dose of prednisone for cats what is amaryl medication meclizine express canada order female cialis uk pharmacy pill rx health order prednisone products buy revatio singapore how to purchase ditropan side effects of zyloprim buy fluoxetine online at canada pharmacy tetracycline overnight lithium daily use reviews is 10mg of celexa an effective dose alesse birth control pill weight gain quickest zanaflex lloyds pharmacy tens machine review arava pills buy online prescription online order abana dapoxetine pills online in the india commonly abused non prescription drugs allopurinol 300 mg cost walmart micronase without a prescription from us detrol la discount coupon pictures of levaquin pills order biaxin medication by mail buy allegra online in usa generic names for erectile dysfunction drugs canadian online pharmacy for glucotrol xl lisinopril drug in uk pharmacy red pill blue pill song viagra plus tablets price fungsi furosemide 40 mg orlistat supplier in uk tadalis online forum generic name for lamisil what is the difference between estrace and premarin cream arava for rheumatoid arthritis reviews estrofem prices at costco adalat xl generic tadapox canada sale generic pills for haridra liposafe noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy apcalis sx mail order india glucophage metformin buy online rogaine 2 generic san marino football stats viagra online canada pharmacy pey pal depakine chrono mg order best place to buy zyban in canada long term side effects of levitra plus furosemide 40 mg dosage for dogs best generic for zyrtec revista visao portuguesa purchase elavil on line in india cheapest rythmol paypal best online canadian pharmacy prilosec otc price comparison duphalac from mexico canadian online pharmacy for cholestoplex benadryl to buy from europe western drug arava buy vagifem online without prescription half price mentat cefadroxil monohydrate side effects acheter baclofen en ligne better than renova order retin a online levitra buy online no prescription generic drug for tricor 145 mg flomax generic availability what is disulphiram pharm support group review buy tricor 145 mg online donde comprar tamoxifeno en mexico buy exelon pills online where to buy antara online uk code red 7 radio commercial discount cymbalta 30mg prednisone pills sale buy amantadine online in usa prescription pain pills without acetaminophen hydrodiuril side effects long term use free trial offer levitra ortho cyclen over the counter uk purchase zitromax in mexico prescription citalopram 40mg substitute over the counter australia viagra online what is mentat for get olistat las vegas buy aciphex pills in the uk buying shuddha guggulu for dogs buy cheap propecia pills why has noroxin been discontinued cheapest cystone comprar plavix portugal where can i buy generic flomax online pharmacy zitromax viagra sublingual western australia feldene uses side effects raciper noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy med cab cialis online viagra scams vardenafilum noprescrition needed uk online pharmacy cheap brafix no prescription beat way to order calan cefadroxil canada cheap fluoxetine free delivery to buy astelin in uk arava prescription coupon sustiva now co uk disulphiram no prescription overnight delivery can you buy acai berries stores where can i buy sildenafil online compazine 100mg tablet avalide buy usa doxycycline maximum dosage generic alesse birth control pills lopressor canada no prescription adalat brand positioning the online drugstore coupon code dangers of ordering viagra online flagyl tablets 400mg used for 2011 air max men femara for fertility side effects buspar order online minocycline to buy in the usa without a prescription order generic ondansetrona gasex sold over counter cheap mobicosa generic get yasmin toronto etodolac discount zoloft maximum dosage cheap provera 5mg online order brand levitra from usa without prescription albenza price finpecia lawsuit settlements what is cardizem la roxithromycin now co uk pharmacy mexico alli online generic aciclovir where to buy quetiapinum in canada safely order aciclovir without prescription caffeine ergotamine billig kaufen buy himcocid singapore apcalis sx pills shop viagra soft express canada what is rosuvastatin calcium tablets india bupropion price i pill probalan website buy isotretin pills in the canada alesse pharmacy order buy frumil online without a prescription pills eriacta 100 mg tablets in holland drugstore 15 off slickdeals purchase bupron sr in mexico viagra soft tabs 100mg pills can you order anteovin shallaki no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy buy elecon with no rx side effects of cephalexin buy torsemide tablets acai online overnight atarax where can i buy it bringing medications from mexico can you buy mometasona over the counter in germany buy online revatio generic purchase live bats buy flonase in india online craigslist usa cars michigan i pill colchicina website acticin drugstore generic abilify drug card astelin online uk buy xenical online uk cheap nymphomax online meds generic pills for pravachol is there a generic version of seroquel online pharmacy dramamine tadapox no prescription needed dogs order drugstore buy doxazosin online order differin cream coumadin blood thinner celapram next day lopid generic equivalent seasonique drug in usa pharmacy cleocin best online non prescription pharmacy arzomicin pills sweat voveran overnight delivery terramycin how to buy protonix buy salbutamol online from uk betnovate shopping difference between generic and brand name aspirin paroxetine cost comparison paxil over the counter medicine keftab zyprexa overnight pharmacy purinethol shortage canada order olanzapine medication by mail brand levitra for dogs buy buy mircette tablets australia buy generic pariet with bonus buy l tryptophan 20 erythromycin pregnancy first trimester purchase detrol on line in india vagifem without prescription medication purchase neurontin on line in canada salvent non perscription countries buy levaquin hong kong cialis 20mg pills liquid salbumol review dilantin iv to po conversion cabaser phone orders prinivil online pharmacy shipped to canada non prescription keflex crackdown on no prescription drugstore online floxin for men in usa topamax tablets from buy is generic prandin effective amiloride hcl msds coming off 10mg seroxat aslene diet pill female viagra suppliers overseas t3 thyroid medication dosage what is apo clopidogrel drugs safe buy zanaflex online to buy medazole in uk what does a januvia pill look like tretinoin cream 0.1 for wrinkles buy quibron t online from usa zyvox cost comparison approved best price zetia hytrin 40 mg pharmacy augmentin dispersible tablets discontinued can you buy baridium over the counter 1 cheap aciclovir tablets online metronidazol online order what does retin a 0 025 buy malegra dxt online overnight delivery trandate online cheap aricept medication information side effects of zithromax z pak free or low cost hytrin diltiazem from canada generic eulexin for sale on line cheap aristocort india viagra plus cheap mexico pharmacy how to purchase speman online american gabapentine how to get tretinoin 0,025 in australia metrogel without prescription indomethacin 50 mg suppository rhinocort over counter online no prescription uk for roaccutane citalopram overnight unisom tablets 40mg is lipothin legal in uk canada and diclofenac gel obelit legal us safe to buy generic haldol from canada order dapoxetine from uk without prescription actonel canada companies only does cozaar cause weight gain ordering medazole mexico brand viagra to buy from europe glucophage price walmart mexican pharmacy no prescription elocon altace australia price uses and side effects of anafranil side effects of clonidine tablets pharmacy mexico pyridium canada and extendaquin thyrohormone to buy in the uk without a prescription can treat chlamydia and gonorrhea amoxicillin mg where can i get bactroban advair drugstore com pricing costco pharmacy nizagara price buspar 40 mg donepezil dosage and administration nordette birth control online india purchase cardura in usa best depression and anxiety medication keppra capsules my trandate coupons quetiapinum to purchase without a prescription over the counter medicine that acts as isotretin can you buy tofranil over the counter where to buy azitromicina online usa pariet dosage recommended ordering lexapro usa no prescription lopressor does wellbutrin cause weight gain in women do i need a prescription for digoxin top 10 online digoxin sites where to buy baby motrin salbumol on line no script is pradaxa better than coumadin ceftin visa buy 20 mg abilify online serpina without a prescription differin price in singapore nitrofurantoin medicine children where can i order aciclovir get anafranil las vegas mexican pharmacy no prescription forzest acivir pills online pay paypal where could i buy zantac without prescription harga salep nizoral buy v gel online no prescription united states can you get cialis super active tadalis sx drug oversea sale propranolol treatment of dilantin toxicity can you buy zentel over the counter in germany premarin over the counter india side effects of ceftin cheapest bupron sr to buy tretinoin 0 05 order online buy antabuse from india purchase tetracycline kamagra gold by mail tizanidina maximum dosage buy mobic australia finast western australia cephalexin dosage for uti in women uk pharmacies online that sell snovitra super power cardura usa cvs prices buy clomifene boots mometasona to purchase without a prescription prescription pills abana online online no prescription uk for duphalac norvasc amlodipine side effects xenical tablet sale liquid bentyl review keppra comprar where do i malegra dxt in canada best site get keftab avapro with no perscription best site generic viagra fast elocom deleviery buy american ginseng toronto tadalis online without prescription online pharmacy zyvox where to buy midamor online canada pictures of zocor generic is mail order plendil safe diamox dose altitude sickness order accuran pills health canada atacand proscar 5mg dosage what does astelin side effects nasal spray levitras where to buy acai online usa what works better than zoloft cabaser pills online in the india roaccutane next day delivery buy cheap protonix using pay pal hydrochlorothiazide drug class viagra super active without insurance consecuencias del uso de las pastillas cytotec retin a 0,025 perth australia acai shoppers drug mart nitrofurantoin generic macrobid order lady era online with visa actos now for the prevention of diabetes act now study noroxin online bestellen buy clozaril without a prescription from canadian pharmacy indocin buy india how to use differin lotion low cost overnight trazodone buy keflex with a mastercard buy finpecia online from australia buy hyzaar mexican pharmacies order generic calcium carbonate coversyl from usa order arava tablets sumycin 50mg tablets sildenafil 100mg dosage safe tetracycline buy tenormin cheap us pharmacy order viagra soft from india without prescription printable ventolin coupons how to order emoquette online ventolin new zealand pyridium generic 2013 drugs alesse 28 birth control reviews minocycline 10 mg cost levothyroid medicine online canadian first nations medicine wheel eltroxin pills online in the usa i pill lasilix website changing from yasmin to levlen anti anxiety pills uk buy yasmin tablets us amoxil no prescription fedex ups zofran from glaxo zanaflex online overnight shipping diovan india no prescription buy levitra online without prescription ginette 35 next day delivery acai pills for weight loss metformin 40 mg pharmacy i want to pay some lopid xenical recommended dosage albuterol ventolin hfa mail order omnicef order voveran sr online with mastercard lamictal uses medication revatio prescriptions paroxetine india name buy compazine 100 ordering cialis uk order fluoxetine online etabus without rx order nolvadex online in usa rhinathiol syrup 2 ordering ortho cyclen what is the antibiotic erythromycin used for dapoxetine mexico no prescription noroxin daily use reviews co rosuvastatin 10 mg pramipexole side effects women carvedilolo mail order ayurvedic medicines online shopping innopran xl prices usa safe cialis dosage how effective is the morning after pill after 48 hours purchase plavix in australia voveran sr lowest price online venlafaxina results forum avodart price australia atomoxetin birth control online mexico buy nordette online canada no prescription valtrex online store tofranil prescription only buy merck propecia online buy kamagra next day delivery sildenafil citrate brand levitra discount no prescription can you take salvent daily lipitor store drugs drugstore buy advair diskus online cheap buy brand metoclopramide generic azitromicina for sale on line is there a generic for methotrexate keflex delivered to your home zocor 40 mg uses buy bupron mg online for can i buy caprysin in canada buy cialis sublingual 20 cialis jelly discount what is the cost of prednisone zestoretic online sales relafen buy canada ceftin with no subscription order zolpidem online culturismo femenino natural bupropionum order in the us brand tretinoin 0 05 buy side effects of malaria tablets doxycycline ranitidine online in canada buy tegretol have no prescription bulk herbal suppliers tesco cut price viagra sildenafil citrate pharmacy order lipitor on line purchase viagra soft canada pharmacy use arava coupon online mobic 7.5mg reviews aciclovir tablets from buy metronidazol to purchase without a prescription best site to buy zestoretic buy lexapro with paypal order lipothin on line uk estrace brand pills for sale flagyl metronidazole dosage quiero comprar indocin como comprar aldactone lanoxin pills online in the australia side effects of lexapro on fetus what is the recommended dosage for aleve what is minipress tablet rhinocort nasal spray pregnancy buy celadrin no prescription side effects of cialis daily use pill buy moduretic with paypal cefadroxil tablets can you buy aspirin over counter fasigyne mexico pharmacy i pill viagra sublingual website liquid carafate for dogs canada drugs discount code purchase amlodipinbesilat on line in the uk zedd birth control online uk chloroquine brand order finasteride 1mg price india side effects of plavix long term indocin medication interactions buy mifepristone misoprostol online uk flonase steroid nasal spray side effects risperdal mg india buy suprax online from uk alli price comparison buy celadrin online overnight vpxl canada overnight delivery ordering stieva a india prevacid uk buy order amoxicilina rx pharmacies buy online generic xenical can you take prilosec while trying to get pregnant list of tesco stores selling asacol los algodones pharmacy hours generic plavix available aygestin delivery london vagifem without a prescription from canada taking viagra with effexor effects tetracycline pregnancy clonidine to buy in england genuine adalat best price
Home

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 896 guests online

Atom RSS

feed-image Feed Entries
MLB Players Union Issues Strong Statement on Leaks in Biogenesis Case PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 67
PoorBest 
MLB News
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 11 July 2013 16:21
Michael Weiner

With suspensions being announced in the Biogenesis case expected shortly in Major League Baseball, the matter of how and when those occur have been under the microscope. With the drug agreement between the league and the MLB Players Association as part of the labor agreement in baseball, walking the line on the technical aspects around confidentiality has been touchy.

Yesterday it was reported that because Biogenesis and the players implicated in the PED scandal has already surfaced in the media, a provision in the drug agreement will allow MLB to announce the suspensions, even though appeals through the grievance process have not been completed.

Today the MLBPA went on the offensive around reports regarding how long suspensions might be for Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez (reports have said the league could look to get 100 games for each of them based upon lying to the league about prior PED use). Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner issued the following statement regarding the leaking of Biogenesis-related information to the media.  

“The leaking of confidential information to members of the media interferes with the thoroughness and credibility of the Biogenesis investigation.  These repeated leaks threaten to harm the integrity of the Joint Drug Agreement and call into question the required level of confidentiality needed to operate a successful prevention program.  The Players want a clean game and they demand a testing program that is not only the toughest in professional sports, but one that guarantees each player due process rights accompanied by strict confidentiality provisions.  As I stated last month, the Players Association remains in contact with the Commissioner’s Office regarding the investigation, and they continue to assure us that no decisions regarding discipline will be made until the investigation is complete.  It would be unfortunate if anyone prejudged the results of the investigation based on unsubstantiated leaks that are a clear violation of the JDA.”

Shortly after the statement was released, the union for the players quickly added clarification in which they said they had “no information about the source of the leaks” and that they “have no information that indicates MLB is the source.”

The statement by Michael Weiner was to “lament the fact that the leaks had occurred and to encourage the media and the public not to rush to judgment about any Player before MLB's investigation is completed and all of the Players' due process rights under the JDA are satisfied.”

In other words, indications are that the league will still move forward and announce the suspensions, but the duration of them will not occur until the due process through the appeals to arbitrator Fredric Horowitz is completed. With that it is possible that it could be months before players actually serving the suspensions, if they are upheld.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
Provision in MLB Drug Agreement Will Allow Suspensions in Biogenesis Case to Happen Before Grievance Heard PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 82
PoorBest 
MLB News
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:59

PEDs in baseballMajor League Baseball will announce the suspension of players allegedly involved in the Biogenesis PED scandal before the players have had their grievances heard on the matter based on a provision in the current joint drug agreement between the MLB Players Associiation and MLB. The story was first reported via T.J. Quinn of ESPN late Tues evening via Twitter, and confirmed today. While the suspensions for the likes of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and others that could total as many as 20 players could happen at any time, all indications are that it will happen shortly after the All-Star Game which takes place on this coming Tuesday, July 16th. From Weds. to Thurs. of next week there are no games played and it is possible that the league could use the break in play to make the announcement then. While suspensions will be announced, no suspension will be served until the grievance process is completed.

While confidentiality around suspensions is a key section of the latest joint drug agreement (see it here), the league is given the ability to announce the suspensions under the Appeals provision, Section 8 , D. Appeals of Discipline Issued Pursuant to Section 7.G.2. (see pg 31):

The Commissioner’s Office may publicly announce the discipline of a Player if the allegations relating to a Player’s violation of the Program previously had been made public through a source other than the Commissioner’s Office or a Club (or their representative employees or agents).

The Miami New Times first reported the Biogenesis PED story and since the New York Times and ESPN have done investigative reporting stories regarding Biogenesis, and the players allegedly named within it. The league has spoken with Tony Bosch, the head of Biogenesis, and is in the midst of interviewing the players allegedly involved. Ryan Braun has already been interviewed, and Rodriguez is slated to meet with the league on Friday.

The league can publicly identify the players involved but the suspensions would be held for those declared first-time offenders of the drug policy. It has been reported that the league may look to impose 100-game suspensions for Braun and Rodriguez based on prior incidents. Braun had his 50-game suspension for elevated levels of testosterone overturned based on chain of custody being broken under the prior drug agreement. The latest drug agreement would not have allowed the suspension to be overturned. In that, Braun never contested the positive test, rather the handling of his test sample. Rodriguez admitted in 2009 to using PEDs for a 3-year period beginning in 2001, but was never suspended for it as the drug policy was not yet in place. While neither player has been suspended prior, the league could look to suspend the two 100-games claiming the details out of the Biogenesis case constitutes a second offense and that lying as part of prior interviews with the league constitutes the first offense. In that, the former NL MVP and baseball’s highest-paid player could be named in the suspensions, as could Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, and Yasmani Grandal as they have been suspended prior for positive PED tests.

The MLB Players Association is aware of the pending announcement but sees the league’s actions as potentially not meeting the intent and spirit of the provision within the drug agreement.

LIST OF PLAYERS INPLICATED IN THE BIOGENESIS SCANDAL

Ryan Braun (Brewers), Everth Cabrera (Padres), Melky Cabrera (Blue Jays), Francisco Cervelli (Yankees), Bartolo Colon (Athletics), Nelson Cruz (Rangers), Fautino de los Santos (Free agent), Yasmani Grandal (Padres), Fernando Martinez (Astros), Jesus Montero (Mariners), Jordan Norberto (Free agent), Jhonny Peralta (Tigers), Cesar Puello (Mets), Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)

NOTE: While Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals was listed as a client of Biogenesis it was found that he did not obtain banned substances.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
MLB Experiments with Placing TV Ad Graphics on the Field PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 75
PoorBest 
Television
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 08 July 2013 15:40

Ads on MLB field

Rogers SportsNet

We’ve seen graphics showing where the first down line is, and the red zone in football. We’ve seen graphics on panels behind home plate. But, a Toronto Blue Jays game via SportsNet shows that it could move into baseball in a new way, placing graphics on the field in foul territory, and on the batter’s eye in center field.

As this graphic from Business Insider that first reported the story shows the Orange Julius logo is near the 3rd base coach’s box. At the link you’ll see the logo on the batter’s eye, as well as the Honda logo in foul territory. Like the panels behind home plate, fans at the game would never see the graphics overlay, only those watching on television. In doing so, advertisers would see more saturation than just from the center field camera where the panels behind home plate are located.

As to whether this new twist on advertisement will burst across MLB broadcasts, according to league officials, the insertion of virtual ads on the field is a test with the league evaluating it after the season. No word as to whether we’ll see this occurring only with Blue Jay games, or with other regional or national sports networks throughout the 2013 season.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
Complete 2013 MLB All-Star Game Roster Info PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 98
PoorBest 
MLB News
Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 06 July 2013 19:45

2013 MLB All-Star Game logo

The following is pulled directly from two MLB press releases. The Biz of Baseball does this on occasion to provide a historical reference point for researchers, not only this season, but in seasons to come. Selecting READ MORE will give you details on the reserves, plus a PDF that has all the players (minus two) for the 2013 Midsummer Classic. Six players in each league selected by managers Jim Leyland and Bruce Bochy comprise the 2013 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by freecreditscore.com to determine final roster spots selected by fans. Those players are

American League

Joaquin Benoit (DET) - #BackBenoit (A1)

Steve Delabar (TOR) - #RaiseTheBar (A2)

David Robertson (NYY) - #HighSocksForVotes (A3)

Tanner Scheppers (TEX) - #TakeTanner (A4)

Koji Uehara (BOS) - #HighFiveCiti (A5)

National League

Ian Desmond (WSH) - #DesiIn13 (N1)

Freddie Freeman (ATL) - #Vote Freddie (N2)

Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) - #VoteTitan (N3)

Hunter Pence (SF) - #VotePence (N4)

Yasiel Puig (LAD) - #VotePuig (N5)

Maury Brown

DETAILS ON THE 2013 MLB ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, the 2013 leading vote-getter in Major League Baseball, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 84th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 16th at Citi Field in New York.  The 2013 American League and National League All-Star Teams were unveiled earlier this evening on FOX during the 2013 All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Taco Bell.

Davis, who leads the Majors with 32 home runs and a .717 slugging percentage, totaled 8,272,243 votes as he surpassed the A.L.’s starting third baseman, Miguel Cabrera (8,013,874) of the Detroit Tigers, in the final week to finish as the leading vote-getter in all of baseball.  The Texas native is the second first-time All-Star to lead the Majors in voting, joining Ichiro Suzuki, who achieved the feat in his rookie season in 2001.  Davis also becomes the second Oriole to lead MLB in All-Star balloting, joining Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., who paced the Majors in 1992 and 1995.  Davis, now an All-Star for the first time in his career, has 83 RBI on the season, two shy of his career-high and team-leading total of 85 set in 2012.  He is just the third Orioles first baseman to earn a starting assignment, joining Boog Powell (1970-71) and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray (1985).

Cabrera, who leads the Majors with a .361 batting average, 120 hits, 86 RBI and a .451 on-base percentage, has secured his first career fan-elected start and his eighth Midsummer Classic selection overall.  The 2012 A.L. MVP and Triple Crown winner, who is also tied for the Major League lead with 65 runs scored, is just the fifth Tigers infielder in history to win a fan election, joining Lou Whitaker (1984-86), Alan Trammell (1988), Placido Polanco (2007) and teammate Prince Fielder (2012).

Molina, who will be making his third fan-elected start in five seasons (also 2009-10), received 6,883,258 votes to lead the N.L. ahead of his Cardinals teammate Carlos Beltran, who garnered 6,786,919 votes.  Molina, now a five-time All-Star overall, held on in a tightly contested race with San Francisco Giants backstop Buster Posey, who tallied the third-highest total in the N.L. with 6,474,088 votes.  Molina, who leads the N.L. with a .346 batting average and 26 doubles, becomes the fifth player in Cardinals history to earn at least three fan-elected starting assignments, joining Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith (12), Albert Pujols (5), Mark McGwire (3) and Scott Rolen (3).  The two-time World Series Champion also joins Hall of Famers Johnny Bench (10) and Gary Carter (8), as well as Mike Piazza (11) and fellow Puerto Rico native Benito Santiago (4) as the only N.L. catchers to receive at least three fan elections.

Beltran, who topped all N.L. outfielders in voting, claimed his second consecutive fan-elected start, his sixth career fan election and his eighth All-Star selection overall.  The Cardinals, with Beltran and Molina winning fan elections, have now had at least one player receive a fan election in each of the last five seasons, marking the longest active streak in the N.L.  In addition, St. Louis has now had an outfielder earn a starting nod in each of the last three seasons following Beltran’s selection a year ago and Lance Berkman’s election in 2011.  Beltran, a native of Puerto Rico, ranks fifth in the N.L. with 19 home runs and sixth with a .537 slugging percentage.

Joining Beltran in the N.L. outfield will be Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.  Gonzalez, an N.L. All-Star in 2012, finished second among N.L. outfielders with 4,214,904 votes.  The 27-year-old leads the N.L. with 23 home runs, 65 runs scored, 199 total bases and 50 extra-base hits, and he is tied for the league lead with nine outfield assists.  The Venezuelan native becomes just the third Rockies outfielder to earn a fan election, joining Dante Bichette (1996) and Larry Walker (1997-99).  Harper, who finished with 4,097,009 votes, came from behind in the final week of voting in a tight race for the final starting outfield spot.  The 2012 N.L. Rookie of the Year, who was the youngest All-Star position player in history and the third-youngest Major League All-Star ever in 2012, becomes just the second fan-elected starter in Nationals history, joining Alfonso Soriano (2006).  Harper, who finished just ahead of Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen (3,855,928) and Atlanta’s Justin Upton (3,678,190), will become the third-youngest player to start a Midsummer Classic.  According to Elias, the only players younger than Harper (20 years, 270 days on July 16th) to start a Midsummer Classic were Hall of Famer Al Kaline in 1955 (20 years, 205 days) and Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1990 (20 years, 231 days).

In the A.L. outfield, Adam Jones of the Orioles finished ahead of Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a back-and-forth battle for the top outfield spot.  They are joined by 2011 leading vote-getter Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays.  Jones received 6,793,577 votes en route to his first fan-elected starting nod and his third All-Star selection overall.  The 27-year-old joins Hall of Famer Frank Robinson (1970-71), Ken Singleton (1981) and Brady Anderson (1997) as the only outfielders in Orioles history to be voted an All-Star by the fans.  Jones, a native of San Diego, ranks among A.L. leaders with 57 runs scored (T-4th), 104 hits (T-6th), 59 RBI (7th) and 22 doubles (T-9th).  Trout, who was the seventh-youngest A.L. position player in All-Star history last year, garnered 6,771,745 votes to earn his first fan-elected start.  The 21-year-old joins Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson (1982-84), Fred Lynn (1982-83) and Vladimir Guerrero (2004-07) as the only outfielders in Angels history to earn a fan-elected starting nod.  The New Jersey native is the only player in the A.L. to hit at least 10 home runs and steal at least 20 bases thus far in the 2013 season.  In addition, the reigning A.L. Rookie of the Year is tied for first in the Majors with 34 multi-hit games and he ranks third in the A.L. with 185 total bases and fourth with 108 hits and 45 extra-base hits.  Bautista collected 3,999,631 votes to hold off Nick Markakis of the Orioles (3,783,189) for the final A.L. outfield spot.  Bautista, a four-time All-Star, has now claimed a fan-elected starting assignment in each of the last three seasons becoming the first Blue Jays outfielder, and the second Blue Jays player ever, to receive three fan-elected starting assignments, joining Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, who earned four consecutive fan-elected starts at second base from 1991-94.  The Dominican Republic native, who leads the Majors with 144 home runs since the start of the 2010 season, ranks third in the A.L. with 59 runs, is tied for third with 47 walks and tied for seventh with 20 home runs.

Joining Davis and Cabrera in the A.L. infield is New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy.  Cano, who is now an All-Star for the fifth time in his career, totaled 5,369,141 votes to become the first A.L. second baseman to receive four consecutive fan elections since Alomar earned five straight from 1996-2000.  The Dominican Republic native is also just the fourth Yankees infielder to secure four fan elections, joining Hall of Famer Wade Boggs (4), Derek Jeter (8) and Alex Rodriguez (6).  Cano, who will serve as the A.L. captain at the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, leads Major League second basemen with 20 home runs.  Hardy, who leads A.L. shortstops with 15 home runs and 46 RBI, claimed 5,283,144 votes en route to his second All-Star selection and first fan-elected starting nod.  The 2007 N.L. All-Star joins Ripken (1984-87, 89-96) and Miguel Tejada (2005) as the only Orioles shortstops to earn fan-elected starts.   Baltimore’s trio of starters – Davis, Jones and Hardy – tie a franchise record for fan-elected starters in a Midsummer Classic, joining Boog Powell and Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson in 1971, and Brady Anderson, Ripken and Alomar in 1997.

Cincinnati Reds teammates Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips man the right side of the N.L. infield, becoming the fifth pair of N.L. teammates (sixth time) to earn fan-elected starts at first and second base.  The others include Steve Garvey and Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers (1979 and 1980), Pete Rose and Manny Trillo of the Philadelphia Phillies (1982), Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros (1997) and Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks of the Milwaukee Brewers (2011).  Votto, who received 5,128,515 votes, claims his second consecutive fan-elected starting assignment and his fourth All-Star nod overall.  The 2010 N.L. MVP, who leads the N.L. with 60 walks and a .433 on-base percentage, is the first Reds player to earn consecutive fan-elected starts since Hall of Famer Barry Larkin (1999-2000).  Votto, a native of Canada, has reached base safely in 79 of his 86 games played this season, including his current season-high streak of 20 consecutive games.  Phillips, now a three-time All-Star, tallied 4,799,417 votes, holding off Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (4,337,408) and 2012 NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro of the Giants (4,117,815), en route to his first career Midsummer Classic starting assignment.  Phillips, who leads the Majors with 24 go-ahead RBI and 13 game-winning RBI, is the first Reds second baseman to earn a fan election since Hall of Famer Joe Morgan received seven straight fan elections from 1972-78.

Rounding out the N.L. starters on the left side of the infield is third baseman David Wright of the hometown New York Mets, who received the fourth-largest total in the N.L. with 6,411,381 votes, and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies, who posted 5,404,860 votes.  Wright, who claims his seventh All-Star selection overall, becomes just the second N.L. third baseman to receive at least five fan-elected starts, joining Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt (9).  The 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby N.L. captain ranks among N.L. leaders with a .396 on-base percentage (4th), 43 walks (5th), five triples (T-6th), a .524 slugging percentage (7th), 37 extra-base hits (T-8th) and 14 stolen bases (9th).  Since June 5th, he is batting .363 (41-for-113) with 18 runs scored, 12 doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI and a .438 on-base percentage over 27 games.  Tulowitzki, who is currently on the disabled list with a broken rib, claims his third All-Star nod and his first career fan-elected starting assignment.  The 28-year-old, who joins first baseman Todd Helton (2001-03) as the only Rockies infielders to win a fan election, becomes the fourth consecutive different N.L. shortstop to earn the starting nod, joining Rafael Furcal (2012), Jose Reyes (2011) and Hanley Ramirez (2010).  In addition, Tulowitzki and Gonzalez become the first pair of Rockies teammates to earn starting bids together.

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz round out the starters for the A.L. squad.  Mauer, who drew 5,443,856 votes, obtains his sixth career All-Star selection and his fourth fan-elected starting assignment behind the plate, joining Ivan Rodriguez (12) and Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk (7) as the only A.L. catchers to earn four fan-elected starts.  The 2009 A.L. MVP also becomes one of just three players in Twins history to accomplish the feat, joining Hall of Famers Rod Carew (9) and Kirby Puckett (6).  Mauer, the 2010 Major League leading vote-getter, leads Major League catchers with 49 runs scored and a .395 on-base percentage, and ranks second with 25 doubles and a .314 batting average.  Ortiz, now an All-Star for the ninth time in his career and a fan-elected starter for the seventh time, totaled 6,226,301, which was good for fifth overall in the A.L.  The Dominican Republic native becomes the 10th player in A.L. history to receive at least seven fan-elected starts with one team, joining Ripken (17), Hall of Famer George Brett (11), Ken Griffey, Jr. (10), Carew (9), Ivan Rodriguez (9), Ichiro Suzuki (9), Jeter (8), Hall of Famer Dave Winfield (7) and former teammate Manny Ramirez (7).  Since his season debut on April 20th, the 37-year-old ranks third in the Majors with 61 RBI, and with his 500th career double earlier this week, he became the 20th player in Major League history to reach both the 400-homer and 500-double milestones.

SELECT READ MORE TO GET DETAILS ON RESERVES, PLUS DOWNLOAD A PDF WITH THE ROSTERS

Read more...
 
MLB Players to Wear Special Stars and Stripes Caps on Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 82
PoorBest 
Sponsorships, Promotions
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 12:39

4th of July Caps

As the ad went, there’s baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. When we think of baseball, it’s often in the context as a wholly American experience, so it’s not surprising that on patriotic holidays, Major League Baseball promotes it.

As was the case on Memorial Day, tomorrow on Independence Day,  players will wear specially designed “Stars & Stripes” caps from New Era. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the league has done this with it benefiting ongoing fundraising and awareness initiatives for Welcome Back Veterans, which addresses the needs of returning veterans and their families.

According to the league and New Era, the caps will have the American flag etched into the team’s logo, with white or gray crowns and blue or red brims and buttons (the Toronto Blue Jays hat will once again incorporate a Maple Leaf design instead of the “Stars & Stripes”).


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
Numbers Show That MLB Interleague Play Isn’t As Popular As We Were Led to Believe PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 76
PoorBest 
Maury Brown Article Archive
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:11

MLB attendanceIt has been one of the key moments in Bud Selig’s tenure, created barstool debates throughout the country, and until this year, hasn’t had enough information to say definitively how popular it really is.

The topic is interleague play in Major League Baseball.

Since Bud Selig and the owners agreed that having a smattering of games that sees the National and American League teams competing in the regular season, the chorus from the league has been simple: interleague, while controversial to the purist, is a fan favorite.

Since it started in 1997 interleague games had drawn an average of 33,285 through 2012, or 12 percent higher than traditional intraleague. Selig and the league—first to highlight that they had, indeed, made the right decision in 1997, and then to promote its legacy—have touted interleague’s popularity.

The problem has always been that interleague occurred in two short series, first in May that surrounded Memorial Day and later in the season when a longer stretch is played in July. The limited number of games, one of which took advantage of the 3-day weekend, and the others around summer when weather is at its best and kids are out of school, never really spoke wholly to how popular interleague might be over a long stretch.

That all changed this season. When the Astros moved to the AL West, and the AL and NL were confronted with 15 teams a piece, it was decided that “daily interleague” would be across the calendar. While the number of interleague tilts and when they are played do not occur daily, since Opening Day when the Angels played the Reds in Cincinnati, interleague has peppered baseball’s schedule.

Leading into July, there had been 182 interleague games played. This included the “Rivalry Week” games that spanned Memorial Day to Thursday, May 30th. These games which see match-ups such as the Yankees and Mets, Reds and Indians, White Sox and Cubs, Dodgers and Angels, have indeed been the most popular. But, when we look at intraleague to interleague across what is now the  middle of the 2013 season, it shows that interleague lags behind, not ahead of intraleague play, when it comes to attendance.

The 182 interleague games through June have seen an average paid attendance of 28,691 compared to 28,664 for intraleague, a difference of just 27 per game in favor of interleague. But, remember, the Rivalry Week started on Memorial Day, a Monday of a 3-day weekend, thus skewing numbers in favor of interleague. When normalizing that Memorial Day Monday to be in line with other Mondays throughout the season, interleague attendance drops to an average of 28,426 or an average of 239 less per game than intraleague sees.

While the rest of the season is yet to be played, the numbers compellingly show that interleague is not as popular as the past numbers have been said to be. It’s not that the “rivalries” aren’t popular, they are (they averaged 30,876 across the Rivalry Week in May this year), but rather balanced interleague throughout the season pulls in pretty much the same crowds as traditional interleague has.

None of this is to say that interleague should be removed. What it does say is don’t use those past numbers as propaganda to say how much more popular interleague is since it came into place in 1997. As the numbers now show, it’s pretty much a wash. Enjoy it for what it is, not some monumental popularity shift added to the regular season.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
Massive Drop in Baseball Drug Suspensions Could Signal Hope PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 44
PoorBest 
Maury Brown Article Archive
Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 28 June 2013 12:54

PEDs in baseball

UPDATE: Shortly after publication of this article, Cleveland Indians Minor League right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine. The suspension of Howard, who is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Arizona League Indians, is effective immediately. The article has been updated to reflect the additional suspension.

Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and up to 20 players could see suspensions in Major League Baseball, but a funny thing has happened along the way that few have seen, and might have a more lasting impact: drug suspensions across baseball are down dramatically this year.

The reason for the drop, where it is occurring, and other facets may be a one year phenomenon or a continuing trend, but as it stands now we’re seeing the largest drop in drug suspensions across minor league baseball, and to date, there have been none in the majors. As one key official said, “Hopefully the message is getting through.”

SEE THE ALL-TIME MLB AND MINOR LEAGUE DRUG SUSPENSION LIST

How dramatic is this change? To date, there have been 24 drug suspensions in minor league baseball. Last season at this time there were 50 in the minors, and thus year-over-year there has been a decline of 54 percent. The key here is that players in the minors have no recourse through challenges to suspensions such as players in the Majors have via unionization.

At this point last season, there had been three suspensions against the Major League drug policy (Guillermo Mota of the Giants, 100 games for Clenbuterol - Freddy Galvis of the Phillies, 50 games for metabolite of Clostebol, and Marlon Byrd who was a free agent at the time, 50 games for Tamoxifen). And, technically, there was four. Eliezer Alfonzo of the Rockies had his 100 game suspension for elevated levels of Testosterone rescinded. While the Biogenesis case is still looming, thus far in 2013 there have been none in the Majors.

A large percentage in this drop across the Minors centers on “drug of abuse”. These are suspensions around street drugs as opposed to PEDs. There have been 8 for drug of abuse thus far in the Minors. In 2012 it was 20 at this date on the calendar, which accounted for 40 percent of the total suspensions.

The question will be how suspensions play out of the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues where a large majority of suspensions occur across baseball. As of today there have been just three suspensions (two out of the DSL and one out of the VSL), with there being four out of the DSL and one out of the VSL at this point last year. With those leagues seeing a spike in suspensions in July and August, it’s too soon to know if there will be a decline or increase this year.

It is early in the year, and it’s unclear if this will be something that will continue over the long haul, but one can hope that as the official put it, the message is getting across. It’s also always going to be a case of cat and mouse between the chemists coming up with the designer PED cocktails that MLB players are likely to use, and those doing the testing. For now, that game continues.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
The Definitive Case of Whether the A’s or Giants Once Controlled San Jose PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 92
PoorBest 
Maury Brown Article Archive
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 22:44

The Battle for San Jose

The story is convoluted and obscured over time. The principles in the story have moved on, or passed away. The clubs at the heart of the debate have nearly shifted 180 degrees from where they once were, and the structure of Major League Baseball is under an entirely different organizational structure.

The story of who once controlled or gave away control of Santa Clara Co. has taken on new meaning now that the City of San Jose is suing the Office of the Commissioner saying that they are being aggrieved by the league’s arcane rules by disallowing the Athletics to move there. A large part of their case that challenges Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption rests on the telling of how the San Francisco Giants acquired the now coveted region from the A’s.

On page 5 of the complaint (read it here), the plaintiffs claim:

In 1990, when the San Francisco Giants were considering selling the team and moving to Florida, Bob Lurie, the then-owner of the Giants, expressed interest in moving to San José. To accommodate the Giants, Walter Haas, the Athletics then-owner, gave his consent for the Giants to relocate to San José for no consideration paid to the Athletics. As a result, the MLB Constitution was amended to provide that the Giants hold territorial rights to the County of Santa Clara, which includes the City of San José. The Giants twice were unsuccessful in their attempt to obtain a publicly-funded stadium in the South Bay and although the Giants did not move, the Giants continued to claim the territorial rights to the County of Santa Clara.

The problem with this is it’s not the simple and it’s not as clear as it would be made out to be.

Two Leagues, Different Rules

A problem in the telling of the story of who controlled Santa Clara Co. is that unlike the filing by San Jose, the league was not under one set of rules—one Constitution that guided matters such as the territories of each of the clubs. At the time of Bob Lurie’s attempt to gain access to Santa Clara Co., the National League and American League were separate leagues. It was not until 2000 that Major League Baseball (under Bud Selig) determined a unified set of rules that governed territories based upon counties, rather than distance by radius, would become how to prevent potential land grabs, such as was seen in the 1960s during the Expansion Era. So, the plaintiff’s claim that, “As a result, the MLB Constitution was amended to provide that the Giants hold territorial rights to the County of Santa Clara, which includes the City of San José.” Is not quite correct. At least, not based upon the timeline provided. That would occur later. That would occur, not by one that owned rights or even shared rights relinquished control of Santa Clara Co., but rather, a discussion around something not controlled by either.

No Man’s Land

Here’s the truth of the matter: in the late ‘80s when Lurie failed to get a new ballpark built in San Francisco, and later when he saw not one, but two referendums fail to allow the Giants to move to Santa Clara Co., neither the Giants or the A’s controlled the area. It was, for lack of a better term, “no man’s land.” Remember, this is before Silicon Valley would explode into a major source of sponsors, and season ticket holders with deep wells of disposable income. At the time, the location was not nearly as fertile as it is seen now. The A’s had swept the Giants in the 1989 “Earthquake” World Series. The Giants played in Candlestick Park, and while not entirely new, the A’s were enjoying Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before Al Davis would build in 1996 what would called “Mt. Davis”, blocking the view of the Oakland Hills. As John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote in 2009:

As Wally Haas tells the story, the A's were approached by Giants exec Corey Busch requesting exclusive rights to the area before the Giants' proposed ballparks in Santa Clara and San Jose.

The A's said OK, and the transfer became official when baseball owners granted approval.

That was it.

"We shared the territorial rights up to that point, the Giants and the A's," Haas said on the set of "Chronicle Live" on Thursday. "They asked if we would cede those rights to them so they could go through the referendum, and we felt that was fine."

Except that wasn’t quite it. Yes, Busch approached Haas. Yes, Haas agreed to give the Giants access to Santa Clara Co., but it was because no one controlled the area. It was a case of, “Since neither one of us own this location, you mind if we take it?”

The problem was, there was nothing memorialized that said that if the Giants didn’t get the referendums passed the territory would go back to being neutral or even co-controlled in the truest sense as many clubs that reside in single-large markets now share. As the Shea story adds, "Once the referendums failed, one could say, 'Well, maybe you should have gone back to a shared situation,' " said Haas, son of the late owner Walter Haas Jr. "We didn't ask for it. We weren't looking to build a new stadium. That's just the way it stood."

And since then, the issue has changed. The Giants will say that they’ve cultivated the market and it was a wholly different time when sponsorship dollars were not as hotly contested as they were prior. The A’s will say that the Giants aren’t truly forced into the situation, but that they’re not exactly moving the karma meter forward, and that technicalities be damned, it’s the right thing to do. Look at what’s occurred. It’s come to the league’s antitrust status being challenged.

The Legal Case Has Holes, but It Could Force the Issue

The San Jose case has serious holes in it. For one, the complaint tries to make claim that on Dec. 31 of 2012, the league’s constitution expired, and MLB is ostensibly running around without one in place. This would be like saying that the CBA between the league and the MLBPA was about to expire and no one was paying attention. There is of course one in place, however gaining access to a copy is likely only going to surface through the power of subpoena. As to a subpoena, a recent San Francisco Chronicle column made it sound like Bud Selig had been hiding in closets for 3 days, terrified at the San Jose’s case challenging MLB’s antitrust status. The papers were served at the New York offices of the league, not Milwaukee where Selig retains his office. That’s why there was a delay. It’s not as if the league hasn’t been subpoenaed.

All the positioning aside, the matter of relocation to San Jose—either by brute force by the courts or the league’s owners voting in favor—comes with serious barbs. In either of those scenarios, the precedent would be set to allow other clubs to move about more freely. Don’t think Stu Sternberg wouldn’t consider moving the Rays to Newark, NJ after the A’s got into San Jose?

And then there’s the potential lawsuit by the Giants, although in Article VI (Arbitration), Section 2 of the June 2005 copy of the Major League Constitution reads (bolding by author):

The Major League Clubs recognize that it is in the best interests of Baseball that all actions taken by the Commissioner under the authority of this Constitution, including, without limitation, Article II and this Article VI, be accepted and complied with by the Clubs, and that the Clubs not otherwise engage in any form of litigation between or among themselves or with any Major League Baseball entity, but resolve their differences pursuant to the provisions of this Constitution. In furtherance thereof, the Clubs (on their own behalf and including, without limitation, on behalf of their owners, officers, directors and employees) severally agree to be finally and unappealably bound by actions of the Commissioner and all other actions, decisions or interpretations taken or reached pursuant to the provisions of this Constitution and severally waive such right of recourse to the courts as would otherwise have existed in their favor. In the event of any legal action other than as prescribed by Section 1 of this Article VI by any Club (including, without limitation, their owners, officers, directors  and employees) in connection with any dispute or controversy related in any way to  professional baseball, or in the event of noncompliance with any action of the Commissioner, with any action or decision taken or reached pursuant to the provisions  of this Constitution, or with the terms or intent of this Article VI, in addition to any other remedy that may be available to the Commissioner, the Commissioner may direct that the costs, including attorneys' fees, to the Office of the Commissioner or any other Baseball entity, whether as plaintiff or defendant, of any court proceeding or other form of litigation resulting therefrom be reimbursed to the Office of the Commissioner or such other Baseball entity by such non-complying Club (on its own behalf and including, without limitation, on behalf of its owners, officers, directors and employees). Nothing herein shall be construed to limit any rights of indemnity that the Major League Clubs or any Major League Baseball entity may have against any Club.

There is truth that the league sees powers that they wish to retain, especially as it pertains to territorial movement of the clubs. This is not unique to baseball. All the major sports leagues have held this interest. In that, the change from the time when Bob Lurie approached Walter Haas has changed dramatically. That move in 2000 that united the National and American Leagues, the umpires and the overarching facets that now make Major League Baseball one entity have changed. The constitution has been altered to where this mess (yes, that’s what we will call it) between the A’s and Giants would have never occurred. Now, 75 percent of the league’s owners must approve relocation or expansion, which would tie into a vote to amend the league constitution to redefine who controls (or co-controls) a territory. In that, there could be a historic sense of the ironic involved. While it is impossible to see what the final outcome of the legal case by San Jose, or whether Commissioner Selig and the owners finally move on the matter by their own accord, the possibility that one part of the solution would see the A’s and the Giants co-control Santa Clara Co. It seems unfathomable that the Giants would relinquish it entirely. Not that Corey Busch didn’t approach Walter Haas on behalf of Bob Lurie and say, “Walter, you mind if we take this land… if you’re not?” In the end, Santa Clara Co. will never become no man’s land again… but it could certainly be something that both the A’s and Giants would have a vested controlling interest in.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
The History of MLB Antitrust Exemption and San Jose’s Effort to Land the A’s PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 54
PoorBest 
Maury Brown Article Archive
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:46

Oakland A'sOn Tuesday, the City of San Jose filed an antitrust lawsuit charging Major League Baseball has thwarted efforts to allow the Oakland Athletics to relocate there. The Giants currently have the rights to Santa Clara Co. and have said that they are not willing to relinquish it, even though former A’s owner Walter Haas gave it to the Giants in 1990 to allow the Giants to potentially move to the Santa Clara area. After the Giants saw not one, but two referendums fail that would have allowed the Giants to relocate to San Jose, a last ditch-effort resulted in what is now AT&T Park. The problem was, the territory was reaffirmed as the Giants’ even though they no longer were looking to move to the territory that Haas had relinquished.

The lawsuit at hand (you can read it here) is the latest attempt to overturn MLB antitrust exemption. Although the NFL sees limited antitrust exemption for television, baseball is the only N. American sports league to still see such sweeping antitrust privileges.

In 1922, the Supreme Court first considered the application of federal antitrust law to professional sports in Federal Baseball Clubs, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs (read here). In the opinion delivered by Oliver Wendell Holmes, he said that baseball was not interstate commerce, and therefore not subject to the Sherman Act:

The business is giving exhibitions of base ball, which are purely state affairs. It is true that in order to attain for these exhibitions the great popularity that they have achieved competitions must be arranged between clubs from different cities and States. But the fact that in order to give the exhibitions the Leagues must induce free persons to cross state lines and must arrange and pay for their doing so is not enough to change the character of the business.

Since then, there have been other antitrust cases surrounding relocation. Most notably, Al Davis sued the NFL in 1982 saying that they were blocking his efforts to move to the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles. Indeed, the court ruled in his favor. On the other hand, the court did not rule in favor of the Clippers in the ‘80s when they looked to move from San Diego to Los Angeles (see NBA v. SDC Basketball Club, Inc.). In that case, the Ninth Circuit held that sports league created restrictions on franchise movement do not constitute per se violations of antitrust law. In other words, each case must be individually evaluated against the Sherman Act which seeks to prevent monopolies in business.

Since then, the court has been leery of weighing in on league powers over relocation. Most recently a US Bankruptcy judge refused to address relocation as part of an attempt by former Blackberry co-CEO Jim Balsillie to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes and relocate them to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In his decision, Judge Redfield T. Baum wrote, "In hockey parlance, the court is passing the puck to the NHL who can decide to take another shot at the sale net or it can pass off the puck."

Back to the San Jose lawsuit, there are some problems that if allowed to fully move forward do not bode well for the city. For one, this isn’t a case where ownership of the A’s is filing the suit, such as the case was with Al Davis and the Raiders. Davis argued he was being monetarily damaged for the NFL’s efforts to block him. The City of San Jose is ostensibly trying to make the argument that the A’s would make (the complaint seeks action for violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law, Tortious Interference with Contractual Advantage, and Tortious Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage, and for violation of the federal Sherman Act, and violation of California’s Cartwright Act, adding, “Plaintiffs have suffered and continue to suffer damages and antitrust injury in the millions of dollars due to Defendants’ unreasonable restraint of trade.”), but it’s difficult to say that the city is being damaged to a level of extent that might allow antitrust exemption for baseball to be overturned.

But, the question is, does San Jose need this case to run the distance?

The fact that the last real challenge to baseball’s antitrust exemption was in 1972 in Flood v Kuhn (read here) in which Curt Flood sought to break the reserve clause and allow for free agency says that baseball has been able to dodge the matter. But, recently, not only has San Jose been involved in going after MLB’s antitrust exemption, but they are named in a class-action suit by fans over league broadcast blackout policies. Is San Jose simply doing this as a test case to see if they can garner the same result?

Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President for Economics & League Affairs Rob Manfred issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by the City of San Jose and was quick to defend the league’s position.

“In considering the issues related to the Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball has acted in the best interests of our fans, our communities and the league,” said Manfred. “The lawsuit is an unfounded attack on the fundamental structures of a professional sports league. It is regrettable that the city has resorted to litigation that has no basis in law or in fact.”

If MLB were concerned enough to prevent the antitrust case to go the distance, it could act as a forcing function to achieve the move by the A’s. First off, the league constitution (read here) would need to be amended. While the complaint against MLB claims that the A’s and Giants are currently the only single market in which territory is not shared, the fact is, the league has always seen Oakland and San Francisco as two distinct markets. In that, the Giants physical territory would need to be amended to move Santa Clara Co. back to the A’s as it currently reads as follows:

City of San Francisco; and San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Marin Counties in California; provided, however, that with respect to all Major League Clubs, Santa Clara County in California

To do this would require 75 percent approval by the league’s owners. On top of that, 75 percent of the owners would have to vote in favor of allowing the A’s to move to San Jose. It is safe to say that if one aspect was voted in favor, so would the other.

In the midst of all of this are the Giants who will be continuing to fight the matter tooth and nail. In order to have Selig, the league and the owners push the relocation  through it will require indemnifying the Giants. To what extent and how that would happen is a question difficult to answer. While the league got the last relocation through in 2005 with the Expos relocating to Washington, DC against the Orioles’ will, that was done with the creation of a regional sports network when MASN was created. At the time, the league agreed to the following:

  • A guarantee that will keep Baltimore’s annual revenues no lower than $130 million. If they do drop below that threshold, MLB will make up the difference;
  • A minimum franchise value for the Orioles at around $360 million; and
  • A 90 percent equity in MASN to the Orioles while the Nationals initially received only 10 percent. That increases for the Nationals over the life of the 23-year agreement to 33 percent.

The problem is  the Giants already own 30 percent of CSN Bay Area, and the A’s are on CSN California. Both clubs would need to be able to back out of their agreements and allow for the creation of a new RSN, something that would flood the market with another RSN.

The other option would be for some form of revenue-sharing from the A’s to the Giants. This would seem to run counter to one of the core issues at hand which is relocation to San Jose is designed to increase revenues from the state that they are now in Oakland. The A’s could move to San Jose, but still be at a revenue disadvantage.

None of this is easy, even if the league were to finally stand up and say that they need to allow for the A’s to relocate. From the beginning the issue has been one of self-preservation by the league and its clubs. After all, if San Jose were able to force MLB’s hand, then it would set a precedent for other clubs in the league to relocate. The Tampa Bay Rays are still trying to figure out how to get out of Tropicana Field. If the A’s went to San Jose, could that open up the possibility of Northern New Jersey pressing to get the Rays there against the will of the Yankees and Mets?

All we know is this… there will be many months for this to play out. The league may try to get the case dismissed, but that doesn’t seem likely. San Jose may prevail in getting the case heard, but chances of them winning seem long. And finally, while it’s likely a long shot, the league could lose antitrust exemption—a most coveted and fought after advantage for the league—at the risk of trying to fight the case. There will be many months to see if this is a game of chicken or not.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
City of San Jose to File Antitrust Lawsuit Over Prevention of A's Relocating PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 63
PoorBest 
MLB News
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:17

Oakland A'sWith MLB languishing on a decision, and the Giants saying they will not allow encroachment on their league territory, the City of San Jose is about ready to try and push the door open to the Oakland Athletics relocating there.

According to Raj Mathai , the weeknight news anchor and Sports Director Emeritus for NBC Bay Area (via Twitter), the City of San Jose will file an anti-trust lawsuit against the MLB in an effort to allow the club to relocate. Mathai reports that San Jose has hired a private law firm to represent them in the case. The city will reportedly file the suit on noon Pacific Time.

Based on Major League Baseball’s constitution and by-laws, there are defined physical territories for all 30 of the clubs. The Giants currently control Santa Clara Co. where the A’s are seeking to relocate. At one point the A’s controlled the county but Walter Haas relinquished it in the 1990s when then Giants owner Bob Lurie sought to relocate that team to San Jose. Two referendums for stadium funding failed, and only a last minute effort for a new ballpark in San Francisco saved the Giants from relocation out of the region. Even though the Giants never relocated to San Jose, the rights to Santa Clara Co. were reaffirmed, and they have stayed in the Giants control to this day.

In 2009, Bud Selig put together a blue-ribbon panel to try and reach some kind of solution on the relocation of the A’s to San Jose. To date, that panel has not been able to reach any solution that will satisfy the Giants.

The move by San Jose would be to challenge the league’s territorial alignments. The city will likely see an uphill battle. A case in 2009 by which former Blackberry CEO Jim Balsillie looked purchase the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL and relocate them against the will of the league to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada was shot down by the court. In that case, the judge sided that sports leagues have the right to assign club territories for business reasons. Currently the Giants and A's share the two-team Bay Area market in terms of television, radio, sponsors and potential fans.

There is no word on how the A’s fit into the lawsuit. It is highly unlikely that club will be a partner in the suit against Major League Baseball and instead will sit on the sidelines.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He writes for Baseball Prospectus and is a contributor to Forbes. He is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted here.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on TwitterTwitter

 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 7 of 537
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?
 


Joomla extensions by Siteground Hosting