December 13, 2007

Mitchell Report Names Names

The long anticipated Mitchell Report is finally available, and kudos to MLB for not trying to bury it. Commissioner Bud Selig is talking about dealing with the offenders on a case-by-case basis, and maybe he will, but the best thing for the whole situation will be this report.

The Crack Technical Staff and I sorted through the names looking for connections, however small, to NLC teams. Our list is below. Check out the whole shebang on MLB’s site.

Ken Caminiti
Roger Clemens
Andy Pettitte
Stephen Randolph
Miguel Tejada
Ricky Stone
Gregg Zaun

Derrick Turnbow
Ricky Bones
Gary Sheffield
Eric Gagne
Fernando Vina

Mark McGwire
Gary Bennett
Larry Bigbie
Cody McKay
Rick Ankiel
David Bell
Darren Holmes

Manny Alexander
Rafael Palmeiro
Matt Franco
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Glenallen Hill
Todd Hundley
Todd Pratt
Rondell White
Gary Matthews Jr.
Ismael Valdez

Barry Bonds
Armando Rios
Jason Christiansen
Tim Laker
Josias Manzanillo
Kevin Young

Benito Santiago
Ryan Franklin
Kent Merker
Hal Morris
Denny Neagle
Mike Stanton
Ron Villone
Rondell White
Jose Guillen
Scott Schoeneweis

3 comments to “Mitchell Report Names Names”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    I’ve come up with the following list of players who were mentioned in the report that played in one or more of the NLC organizations, either in the minors or in the majors (or both):

    CARDINALS (15): Mark McGwire, Larry Bigbie, Armando Rios, Chad Allen, Ryan Franklin, Cody KcKay, Kent Mercker, Jason Christiansen, Adam Riggs, Fernando Vina, Mike Bell, Gary Bennett Jr., Rick Ankiel, David Bell, Darren Holmes

    CUBS (19): Ferguson Jenkins, Ismael Valdez, Jerry Martin, Kent Mercker, Willie Wilson, Manny Alexander, Rafael Palmeiro, Todd Pratt, Sammy Sosa, Alex Cabrera, Benito Santiago, Todd Hundley, Matt Franco, Rondell White, Glenallen Hill, Chris Donnels, Jerry Hairston, Jr., Brendan Donnelly, Gary Matthews Jr.

    PIRATES (14): Jose Guillen, Barry Bonds, Pascual Perez, Armando Rios, Benito Santiago, Tim Laker, Josias Manzanillo, Denny Neagle, Ron Villone, Kevin Young, Jason Christiansen, Matt Herges (Spring Training 2003), Brendan Donnelly, Gary Matthews Jr.

    BREWERS (15): Jason Grimsley, Manny Alexander, Derrick Turnbow, Gary Sheffield, Ricky Bones, Chad Allen, Josias Manzanillo, Ron Villone, Cody McKay, Fernando Vina, Eric Gagne, Gary Bennett Jr., David Bell, Darren Holmes, Steve Woodard

    ASTROS (9): Ken Caminiti, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Ron Villone, Gregg Zaun, Chris Donnels, Miguel Tejada, Stephen Randolph, Ricky Stone

    REDS (18): Ryan Jorgenson, Jose Guillen, Ricky Bones, Paxton Crawford, Bobby Estalella (Spring Training 2005), Benito Santiago (twice!), Josias Manzanillo, Hal Morris, Denny Neagle, Ron Villone, Ryan Franklin, Todd Williams, Kent Mercker (3 times!), Mike Stanton, Mike Bell, Brendan Donnelly, Ricky Stone, Scott Schoeneweis (I don’t think Rondell White was ever with the Reds organization?)

    To produce the above I looked up every player I found named in the report and checked on to see what teams they had played for. I did not list players who never actually played for an organization they were with for whatever reason (such as being traded or released before appearing in any games). Also, there probably are other players mentioned in the report who were in spring training with an NLC team at some point (besides Estalella with the Reds and Herges with the Pirates) who are not on my list. I did not cross-reference player transaction postings on to determine this. Estalella and Herges came from my own memory banks.

    Considering that you can attach a similar listing to every team in baseball and that the Mitchell report is probably just the tip of the iceberg, I’d say it’s safe to conclude that baseball is faced with a serious drug problem, just like the rest of our society is.


  2. Lambo says:


    Very thorough work, JK.

    Clemens is screaming down here, and he says he is going to come out fighting. Okay, Roger, lets see the lawsuits.

    Because guess what, if this goes to court, now we will have people with subpoena power, and the witness will have to answer truthfully or face perjury charges. (Ask Barry)

    If you have a bunch of people pleading the fifth, it won’t help the Rocket.

    Did anyone notice that Barry didn’t sue the reporters from San Fran? This is going to get interesting…

  3. terpsez11 says:

    I just want to know why the Boston Red Sox employee that was in an actual police report was dismissed as a footnote by the Mitchell report?

    Why wasn’t he grilled for what he knows..and are they afraid that any info might have been used by another team like the Red Sox used the Mitchell leak of Paul Byrd’s use when the Sox were facing elimination in the ACLS?