The top three picks in fantasy baseball have been pretty established since the end of the 2012 season. It's been Ryan Braun, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout in just about every off-season draft, even though the order of the three has been mixed. Braun could go first, second or third and the same could be said for Miggy or Trout.
But once Braun's name appeared on the Biogenesis monies owed ledger – not on the PEDs side, but on the accounting ledger that said he and his lawyer owed $20,000-$30,000 – fantasy owners panicked. They truly panicked. On Twitter and industry Message Boards, you are seeing things like "I'd never draft Braun now" or "I wouldn't touch him with a 10-foot pole."
And in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, owners are talking with their wallets. In our pay NFBC Draft Champions Leagues, Braun has gone 4th, 4th, 4th and 5th in the drafts that followed this announcement. Robinson Cano was picked ahead of him in those drafts and even Matt Kemp w You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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