Links: Ryan Braun's vindication

Ryan Braun made his fifth straight All-Star Game with another monster first half, hitting .306 with an NL-leading 24 home runs. Overall, his numbers are pretty similar to his 2011 MVP season: .306/.391/.599 in 2012 versus .332/.397/.597. Jack Moore of Disciples of Uecker addresses the complicated question of whether this vindicates Braun following his offseason "positive" drug test.

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