Here’s something to debate: Senator George Mitchell shouldn’t have named any name if he couldn’t name them all. This is a report based on testimony from one guy who’s trying to cop a plea to avoid jail time and another trainer fired. While I’m sure a lot of it’s true, there are a lot of names dropped in there with tenuous connections to steroids and other PEDs. When all is said and done, Mitchell wouldn’t have had anything to work with had Radomski avoided arrest, and the Senator hardly went further. This is a sham.
Eduardo Perez speaking on MLB.com just asked, “What’s this going to solve in the long-run?” And my answer right now is simple: Nothing. This report will surely piss off the Player’s Association, and it casts baseball operations people in a bad light too. This report is probably one-quarter complete at best and just shouldn’t be out there in this format.
“Proof is testing positive,” Perez just said, and that pretty much sums up the validity of the Mitchell Report.