Names on Mitchell Report

December 13, 2007 at 11:23 am 26 comments

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The list is long. Full of the expected names (Bonds, Giambi, Sheffield) and full of unexpected ones as well (Clemens, Pettitte). There are “no name” players too. Here is the list that I came up with while reading the report (here is the report if you want to read it yourelf Mitchell Report PDF):

Barry Bonds
Miguel Tejada
Roger Clemens
Andy Pettitte
Mike Stanton
Chuck Knoblauch
Gary Sheffield
Jason Grimsley
Mark McGwire
Brian Roberts
David Justice
Paul Lo Duca
Rondell White
David Segui
Denny Neagle
Fernando Vina
Mo Vaughn
Paul Lo Duca
Eric Gagne
Glenallen Hill
Gregg Zaun
Hal Morris
Todd Hundley
Larry Bigbie
Lenny Dykstra
Matt Herges
Kevin Brown
Mike Lansing
Steve Woodard
Ismael Valdez
Matt Williams
John Rocker
Scott Schoeneweis
Darren Holmes
Gary Matthews Jr.
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Jose Guillen
Rick Ankiel
David Bell
Paul Byrd
Jose Canseco
Ken Caminiti
Jay Gibbons
Troy Glaus
Adam Piatt
Adam Riggs
Jim Pargue
Kent Merker
Chris Donnels
Gary Bennett Jr.
Brendan Donnelly
Armando Rios
Mike Judd
Wally Joyner
Derrick Turnbow
Rafael Palmeiro
Ryan Jorgensen
Ricky Bones
Chad Allen
Mike Bell
Bart Miadich
Stephen Randolph
Jason Christiansen
Cody McKay
Kevin Young
Todd Pratt
Phil Hiatt
Todd Williams
Ryan Franklin
F.P. Santangelo
Ron Villone
Matt Franco
Mark Carreon
Josias Manzanillo
Todd Hundley
Tim Laker
Jack Cust
Randy Velarde
Benito Santiago
Marvin Benard
Jeremy Giambi
Bobby Estella
Daniel Naulty

-Jonathan C. Mitchell

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  • 1. Charlie Nehl  |  December 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    It’s interesting to see how most were members of the Mets organization at one time or another. Not sure if it makes the Mets look bad, but Kirk Radomski is sure in bad spot. Also, it like the few bad apples in the group really spread the word about their dealers, like Jose Canseco, Jason Grimely, and David Segui. They have ties to ALOT of those players.

    I was really suprised about Clemens and Petitte. And some it does makes sense honestly. Like they’d have one career season, then fall back some.

    Brian Roberts. I wonder if this was way the Orioles were listening to trade offers, much like just unloading Tejada, and use a excuse of “young rebuilding”. Which they need, but still convienant timing.

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  • 2. Charlie Nehl  |  December 13, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    And how a couple of people on the list referred them to Radomski.

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  • 3. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    I’m shocked there is no Sammy Sosa in the report. Very shocked!

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  • 4. Charlie Nehl  |  December 13, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    ya know, looking at the list, there isn’t much in the way of latino players at all… It’s possible they’d have their own network for steroids. Just a thought.

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  • 5. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 13, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Very possible. A lot of the players were also from the AL and NL East.

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  • 6. Mike Hall  |  December 13, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I was thinking about this today, as I was listening to Sen. Mitchell’s press conference. i was caught up in the rhetoric of how performance-enhancing drugs have changed sports forever, blah, blah, blah. then I realized that the rhetoric was just that: rhetoric from a politician.

    I got really mad at that point, because I started thinking, “What is really the point of this? What good will happen?”

    There is no fair way they can punish all of these players, and that is if they even have hard evidence to begin with; In fact, I believe the only way for this to be resolved (after a strict testing policy is in place) is for MLB to have a fall guy: Bud Selig.

    Selig needs to grant all of these players immunity, since there is no way he can retroactively punish these platers. He then needs to institute a air-tight testing policy, then he needs to take the fall and resign as commissioner. I go as far as to say that he also needs to be banned from any sort of recognition from Cooperstown.

    This is his fault. HE turned a blind eye to this, all for ratings and money. Performance-enhancing drugs are a form of cheating, and they should not be allowed in sports. Selig allowed it to happen, and did nothing to stop it, and for that, HE should be the one punished.

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  • 7. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 13, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    Good point Mike. I agree that the players should not be punished for the past and that they need a VERY strict policy in place. I also agree that there needs to be a fall guy and maybe it should be Selig but I think it’ll be a player who doesn’t get into the Hall-of-Fame. I personally don’t blame Selig 100% but I do believe he knew and let it happen. I also believe the balls used from 1998-2001 were tighter woven and that made them travel further but that’s another story in itself.

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  • 8. Erik  |  December 13, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    I listened to the Mitchell Report on 1010, 1250 and 620AM today cause I was in the car as the list came out. I was hoping to be blown away by the names on the list as they were read off. I have to give Mitchell some credit for not doing what I thought would have been the result of this witch hunt.

    I think Selig will ban certain people from the Hall of Fame Ballot for cheating. Bonds and Clemens’ names stick out the most because they are the ones who were first ballot Hall of Famers. I think league suspensions will be invoked for players currently active. And those players who retired from the game… will not be able to seek employment from Major League Baseball again. I’m sure Matt Franco a career pinch hitter is really upset by not getting a job in MLB.

    Of the players listed I’d have to say Pettite stuck out to me as wow I didn’t expect him to be on it.

    As far as the number of past Mets that were on the list… Mitchell did have the former Mets clubhouse attendent help him with his investigation so that was no surprise that Mets were on it. It was League spread. Plenty of players from each team.

    I do have to say I was glad that I heard that Jeff Bagwell was not on the list. I heard earlier during the day he was on the list. I was really glad he wasn’t there. I liked him as a player and always amazed at how he can hit that way.

    I think it will be a this day forward kind of thing on certain players… But Bonds and Clemens are done! No more contracts, No first ballot Hall of Fame… Or maybe NO Hall of Fame all together.

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  • 9. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 13, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    I honestly hope they still get into the Hall of Fame.

    I saw a list that had Bagwell, Pujols, Frank Thomas, and a bunch of players that weren’t on the list. I read the report and the names above are the names on it.

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  • 10. Aaron Boynton  |  December 13, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Screw you Roger Clemens. Screw you. He was my favorite player until he joined the Yankees. I still love the #21 as see him as a Red Sox pitcher but I’ll be forever disappointed.

    How was Mo Vaughan on steroids? He was so fat no drugs would have helped him.

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  • 11. Erik  |  December 13, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Clemens denies the findings against him but I would be very surprised if it was any more than lip service. I have long suspected him of doping up. Well When he suddenly gained that much muscle mass. I like every player before they join the “Evil Empire”. Once they turn Yankee they often change as a player/ person.

    Mo Vaughn probably did it to heal from his injuries when he was an Angel and Met.

    I think it would have been Sweet if A-rod was on the list. I was surprised none of the Brothers Boone were on the list (Bret & Aaron).

    I honestly think Bonds’ is not going to get his eligibility. Reasons I think that is the 755 was considered a record held by a man with Class in Hank Aaron. A man Selig knew personally. A player he long admired, as did I, I won’t lie unlike Bonds (subtle dig).

    Selig didn’t want to participate in the Bonds breaking of the record much like Frick not participating in the single season homerun record by Maris. He wants to act in the best interest in Baseball and if that is the case he simply doesn’t want to have someone who was probably the best player baseball to ever produce to have been a cheat, a liar, a poster child for HGH, Balco and Steroids. I think Bonds will get the brunt of his disciplinary action. Clemens might get in but more along the lines as second ballot… Cheaters aren’t taken lightly in the game… Look no further than Shoeless Joe Jackson. Shame… cause murders, racists can get in no problem.

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  • 12. Bhavin  |  December 13, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    WOW! That is all I can say. I am not too suprised with some of the names but a couple took me by suprise. I thougth that Sammy Sosa was a part of this. It is suprising that he is not list. The other one is R. Palmiro. I love Palmiro so I am glad to see he is not on the list. Thanks guys!

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  • 13. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 13, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Actually Palmeiro was listed but it was for the suspension he got in 2005 and he claimed he didn’t do steroids. Sorry I forgot his name.

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  • 14. Aaron Boynton  |  December 14, 2007 at 10:21 am

    It doesn’t matter that Palmeiro’s name isn’t on the list. He got busted doing steroids and will forever be known as a cheat.

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  • 15. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 14, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    I’d still vote for him for the Hall though.

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  • 16. Todd  |  December 14, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    None of the names on the list surprise me, all except Turnbow, why in the hell?? he sucks anyway and I guess after his performance this season closing steroids arent the way to go.And what is up with the Brewers disecting their team?? I am ok with that cause that just helps the CUBBIES, they got rid of Jenkins, Estrada,and whoever else..GO CUBS!!

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  • 17. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 14, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    But Jenkins and Estrada weren’t going to help much. I think the Brewers are the team to beat in the NL Central right now. They are close to signing Luis Vizcaino too.

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  • 18. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 15, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I love this quote: “Yes on Roger Clemens. God forbid we mix the guys rubbing cream on their body with the racists, wife beaters, bat-corkers, adulterers and murder suspects that currently reside in a collection of dust and baseballs that is the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s a freakin’ museum, and the last 20 years is a part of that history that was allowed to happen, no matter how badly people want to deny it.”
    — Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun-Times

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  • 19. Erik  |  December 16, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    I wrote something very similar to that scroll up Jonathan.

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  • 20. Brooke  |  December 17, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    I’m disappointed that their are a lot of Yankees on the list. However, it happens. What I don’t get is the discussion about Clemens for the Hall.

    Jonathan, what do you think? Should Clemens go to the Hall or not?

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  • 21. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 17, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I would vote Clemens in on the first try. I would also vote for Bonds, McGwire, Palmeiro…

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  • 22. Brooke  |  December 17, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for getting back to me Jonathan. What about Sosa?

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  • 23. Erik  |  December 18, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Sosa is a HOFer. Just as Michael Jackson did Thriller… HE did Thriller!

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  • 24. Brooke  |  December 18, 2007 at 8:53 am

    I know that Sosa wasn’t on the list, Erik. But many people believe he should be on there. I agree he’s a HOFer and hopefully it will happen soon.

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  • 25. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  December 18, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I would still vote Sosa in. Again, steroids, HGH, PEDs… don’t help you actually hit the ball. I would vote Sosa in. He’s the one that I would have the hardest time doing so but I have to remain consistent.

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  • 26. Erik  |  December 18, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Sosa is at least smarter in that he isn’t getting his stuff in the US. He gets it in the Carribbean where there are less regulations regarding this. i.e. LoDuca sends a personal check for the stuff. Criteria is was that player dominant during his time playing and Sosa was indeed a force to be reckoned with.

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