COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1202 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
So, Senator Mitchell's report on performance enhancing drugs in MLB is due tomorrow and rumor has it that there are 50 active and retired players on the list. I also have read that some of them are current free agents, which will make things interesting for off season signings. Who do you think is on the list? It seems like there are always tons of guys that you don't know who are always getting caught, so we will see lots of those. Here are my guesses of some the big names we might see:
Jason Giambi (admitted)
Past Players (depending on how far they go back)
Jose Canseco (admitted)
Rafael Palmeiro (failed drug test)
Ken Caminiti (admitted, deceased)
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7860 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
I wouldn't be surprised that the likes of Andruw Jones, Roger Clemens, Eric Gagne, and several other players whose statistics suddenly spiked up in the last 15 years get implicated. It appears that ESPN Radio talk show host Colin Cowherd's hunch based on unusual spike in performance stats was correct--players with these spikes were likely users of various forms of steriods and human growth hormone.
COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1202 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
The biggest surprise to me on the unofficial list is Mark Prior. The biggest surprise of someone not on the list is probably Tejada. After Palmiero blamed him for his positive test he got. Good news for the Astros.
COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1202 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
Quoting Slider (Reply 9): How the NBA doesn't have a bigger problem is beyond me.
I don't know why it would. I am not sure what advantage you would really get on the NBA court. Pure strength is not the most important characteristic for a NBA player. Plus, one of the side effects is decreased flexibility, which I think is very important in basketball.
COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1202 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
It is going to be interesting to see if MLB does anything to the individual players over this. I am not sure they can suspend someone without a positive test result or very, very strong proof. I guess it depends on the evidence. I am sure the union is going ape-shit today.
I do expect further tightening of the rules and testing procedures because of the report.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25974 posts, RR: 78 Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
MLB officials are already rejecting portions of Mitchell's report, saying that several of the people are confirmed non-users. Methinks Mitchell got lazy and just listened to whatever that talentless whiner Jason Grimsley told him
ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
well, the PDF starting on page 194 is where he starts naming names. I didnt really read it all, but it looks like there is evidence in the form of canceled cheques and what not for a lot of the people...
those named include keving brown, gange, pettite, segui...