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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby JimmyBaseball » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:19 am

I think we'll see a lot of surprising names on the list. It will be bad for baseball if we start seeing names like A-Rod, Alfonso Soriano, Albert Pujols, Vlad, Clemens, etc.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:20 am

Who cares! Not me. I say juice up all you want and hit a 100 hrs a year.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby jake_harv88 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:29 am

Havok1517 wrote:Who cares! Not me. I say juice up all you want and hit a 100 hrs a year.


Considering steroids have been proven to be harmful for your body, I would say this is a foolish statement. If they find out years from now that heroin improves your ability to hit homeruns would you say inject away?
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby jfg » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:30 am

JimmyBaseball wrote:I think we'll see a lot of surprising names on the list. It will be bad for baseball if we start seeing names like A-Rod, Alfonso Soriano, Albert Pujols, Vlad, Clemens, etc.


I highly doubt any recent stars are on the list. Clemens, maybe.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby Madison » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:52 am

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kab21 wrote:PS - this Mitchell report could be a disaster. I would be happy with a strong current policy instead of digging into the past. If the Mitchell Report doesn't lead to solutions for the future it will have been a waste of time.


Bingo. If this report does name 50, 100, 150+ names or whatever, it is going to cast a huge pall over major league baseball.


One could argue that the "huge pall" is already over major league baseball. Unfortunately. :-/
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby XHendrix » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:17 am

I could imagine Miggy Tejada being on the list.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:00 am

jfg wrote:
JimmyBaseball wrote:I think we'll see a lot of surprising names on the list. It will be bad for baseball if we start seeing names like A-Rod, Alfonso Soriano, Albert Pujols, Vlad, Clemens, etc.


I highly doubt any recent stars are on the list. Clemens, maybe.


You will certainly see at least one recent star on that list, unless there are only a handful of names contained in that report.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby ukrneal » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:22 am

They say there will be at least one MVP and Cy Young winner on the list. No info on whether they are retired or not. I guess we'll find out shortly.

At 300 pages, this will take some time to digest (beyond some key points - like names). I wonder if they will make an online version available.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby jfg » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:30 am

thedude wrote:
jfg wrote:
JimmyBaseball wrote:I think we'll see a lot of surprising names on the list. It will be bad for baseball if we start seeing names like A-Rod, Alfonso Soriano, Albert Pujols, Vlad, Clemens, etc.


I highly doubt any recent stars are on the list. Clemens, maybe.


You will certainly see at least one recent star on that list, unless there are only a handful of names contained in that report.


Do you think we'll see a recent superstar though? Somebody who's still considered among the best in the game? That's what I doubt.
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Re: The Mitchell Investigation

Postby mweir145 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:29 am

jfg wrote:I really don't think Bonds will be on the list. Pleading not guilty a week before this comes out is pretty ballsy. I'm guessing he knows he won't be named.

One could argue that the main reason they even started with this investigation was because of the reaction to Barry Bonds and his run to the record. Of course, he'll be on the list. He's one of the few guys practically guranteed to be on there. The fact that he'll be named in this will not affect his case of perjury at all, though. I'm guessing the prosecutors have pretty much all they need to try to make a case there already, a few more witnesses saying they believe Bonds took PEDs won't change anything one way or the other.

Edit: I don't even have to make that argument. The actual reason this investigation began was because of the Bonds-BALCO probe. I suspect that a fairly large percentage of the report will be about exactly that.
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