Answering key questions in wake of Ryan Braun suspension
A: You have to go back to the 2007 Mitchell Report, of which one of the recommendations was the establishment of a Department of Investigations. Drug testing isn't enough to deter the cheats, who will continue to work with chemists to devise work-arounds to the latest tests to stay one step ahead. The tests must be supplemented by people dedicated to enforcing the JDP. You now see the importance of such enforcement. A former MVP and the face of a franchise was thrown out of baseball for 65 games -- without a fight and without a positive test. And the players association was right there, cheering him out the door for doing the right thing.