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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>As feds bring down Biogenesis, MORE players might be going down with it. Could get ugly. <a href="http://t.co/Kwu1DzflmB">http://t.co/Kwu1DzflmB</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/USATODAY">@usatoday</a></p>— Mark Viviano (@MarkWJZ) <a href="

">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More Biogenesis-Related Suspensions Likely To*Occur <a href="http://t.co/k5m13fY8FG">http://t.co/k5m13fY8FG</a></p>— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) <a href="

">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The federal investigation that brought about those arrests have “revealed previously unnamed MLB players,” ESPN.com’s T.J. Quinn reports on Twitter, which could well lead to another round of suspensions. (Quinn, whose Twitter timeline has quite a bit of additional coverage, says to “expect more suspensions.”) It can only be hoped that we will not see a repeat of last year’s seemingly endless saga. Nevertheless, the potential impact on baseball’s transactional side remains a realistic consideration.

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From NBC Sports...

T.J. Quinn of ESPN following up on all of the news about the DEA arresting Anthony Bosch and others connected with Biogenesis:

Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

? T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) August 5, 2014

The fun part about this ? other than the names themselves, which people pretty much consider the be-all, end-all of PED stories ? is to see how MLB handles the suspensions. Last year, in what was clearly a p.r.-driven process, baseball gave what were essentially ?until the end of the year? suspensions for everyone except Alex Rodriguez. I suppose if the names come out right now they could still do that.

But what if the names come out, say, in the first week of October? And the players are on playoff teams? What if they come out in mid-September? Will it last through the beginning of next season, which is a result MLB took pains to avoid with everyone last year? And, it should be noted, took pains to put to bed before Bud Selig?s final go-around as Commissioner.

Also: does the fact that these guys, presumably, stood silent until now while more than a dozen took a hit mean that they were somehow worse? Should they have come forward? Or, at the very least, will their teammates be mad at them for not getting all of this behind them before?

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Any chance this blows back to Nelson Cruz or has he already done his time?

I don't see how it could. He's already served his 50 games without failing a test and didn't appeal.

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