Mitchell Report Made Public, Now What?

Well, I didn’t guess nearly as many players as I expected to, as you can see below. I’ve bolded the players which I correctly guessed would be mentioned in the Mitchell Report.

1. Barry Bonds
2. Mark McGwire
3. Rafael Palmeiro
4. Ken Caminiti
5. David Segui
6. Jason Grimsley
7. Sammy Sosa
8. Bret Boone
9. Brady Anderson
10. Lenny Dykstra
11. Paul Byrd
12. Jose Canseco
13. Jason Giambi
14. Jeremy Giambi
15. Gary Matthews, Jr.
16. Guillermo Mota
17. Scott Schoenweiss
18. Curt Schilling
19. Jose Guillen
20. Jay Gibbons
21. Gary Sheffield
22. Jim Leyrtiz
23. John Rocker
24. Rafael Betancourt
25. Matt Lawton
26. Roger Clemens
27. Ozzie Canseco
28. Rick Ankiel
29. Matt Williams
30. Mark Whitten
31. Eric Gagne
32. Benito Santiago
33. Wally Joyner
34. Miguel Tejada
35. David Ortiz
36. Juan Gonzalez
37. Ivan Rodriguez
38. Alex Rodriguez
39. Kyle Farnsworth
40. Carlos Delgado
41. Dante Bichette
42. Andres Galarraga
43. Albert Belle
44. Troy Glaus
45. Manny Alexander
46. Greg Vaughn
47. Mo Vaughn
48. Kevin Brown
49. Adrien Beltre
50. Mike Piazza
51. Jim Thome
52. Adam Dunn
53. Richie Sexson
54. David Cone
55. Bobby Bonilla
56. John Wetteland
57. Dwight Gooden
58. Darryl Strawberry
59. Melido Perez
60. Pasqual Perez
61. Jack McDowell
62. Mitch Williams
63. Roberto Alomar
64. Carlos Baerga
65. Chuck Knoblauch
66. Jose Mesa
67. Armando Benitez
68. Jay Buhner
69. Luis Gonzalez
70. Pat Hentgen
71. Keith Foulke
72. Mike Hampton
73. Denny Neagle
74. Rod Beck
75. Nomar Garciaparra
76. Bartolo Colon
77. Paul Konerko
78. Kenny Rogers
79. Raul Ibanez
80. Michael Young

Only 29 out of 80, not a very good percentage. But look at some of the players I missed: Sammy Sosa, Bret Boone, Brady Anderson, Ozzie CANSECO. There were even some admitted, not to mention caught, performance enhancing drug users who were not mentioned in the report, such as Guillermo Mota and Rafael Betancourt. These two men were found guilty of using steroids by positive drug tests and were suspended by Major League Baseball as a result; wouldn’t you think they would be included in a report regarding performance enhancing drugs in baseball?

Others I was surprised were missing included Juan Gonzalez, who was accused of steroid use by the owner of a team he played for, Manny Alexander, who was also caught using banned substances and Luis Gonzalez, who seemed like the prototypical steroid user in 2001 when he hit 57 home runs after never hitting more than 31 (he never hit more than 28 after).

Clearly the news that Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte used steroids and HGH, respectively, is extremely disappointing for any Yankee fan. However, one must look at the positive that Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Alex Rodriguez, Tino Martinez and Jorge Posada were not named anywhere in the 409 page findings.

I have no idea how this report is going to effect each individual player, but I think more work needs to be done if they truly want this witch hunt to be complete.

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5 Responses to “Mitchell Report Made Public, Now What?”

  1. smtp Says:

    There were even some admitted, not to mention caught, performance enhancing drug users who were not mentioned in the report, such as Guillermo Mota and Rafael Betancourt. These two men were found guilty of using steroids by positive drug tests and were suspended by Major League Baseball as a result

    Can’t anyone ever get this right? Rafael Betancourt was not found guilty of using steroids via a positive test. The result of his 2005 test was positive, but he was never told for what. Look it up on MLB, or on any of the myriad lists available via Google. His results are always listed as “unknown”.

    He also denied using steroids (granted they all do) and had a pretty believable speculation as to what happened. He tried to appeal the test and his suspension, which was denied by MLB.

  2. LairdNYC Says:

    So he had a positive test for steroids, but didn’t take them? His positive test showed he took steroids, just not which ones.

  3. smtp Says:

    MLB’s PED test is inclusive of a variety of drugs, not just steroids.

  4. LairdNYC Says:

    Okay, so he tested positive for non-steroid performance enhancing drugs?

  5. Just one more bite Says:

    how about some credit for my call on Glenallen Hill?


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