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MLB Barometer: Bite the Bullet On Biogenesis

Howard Bender

Howard Bender

Howard Bender has been covering fantasy sports for over a decade on a variety of web sites. For more from him, you can find his personal musings on his blog RotobuzzGuy.com or follow him on Twitter at @rotobuzzguy. For questions, thoughts or comments you can email him at rotobuzzguy@gmail.com.

I know that Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss discussed their experiences with the trade market in the wake of the Biogenesis news, but since this column is about the stock of players rising and falling in the MLB universe, I figured that my two cents couldn't hurt.

While we all know that a player's trade value can be a very subjective thing, we can all agree that with the news of the Biogenesis PEDs scandal, several important players are losing significant value on the fantasy trade market. It really doesn't matter who you believe here. MLB is coming off like a bunch of big-talking bullies who are making threats and deals they don't really have the authority to make, Tony Bosch doesn't exactly seem like some saintly or remorseful guy coming forward “for the good of the game,” and who knows how you want to mix Carlos Acevedo in there, but it sounds like he's ready to cooperate if there's a big pay day involv

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