Nick Cafadaro says the Mitchell report will be juicy.Player agents who attended yesterday's union meeting in New York were told that 11 current free agent players are named in the George Mitchell report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, which could come out sometime around the first of the year, and that all 11 players have been notified by the commissioner's office. Two agents who were there confirmed this today.
I wonder if teams will be holding off on signing FAs til after the report comes out.
I also wonder if Mitchell is naming guys who are still doping or if they're just publishing names of guys who got stuff like 6 years ago. If it's the latter - and I suspect it will be - I don't really get it. What's the point in saying "so and so did bad things 5 years ago" other than to allow Major League Baseball to proclaim "we take out our own trash," when in fact they didn't. It's a joke.