The Mitchell Investigation Leaks: List of 75 Players Circling the Internet a Hoax

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The Mitchell Investigation Leaks: List of 75 Players Circling the Internet a Hoax

A list of names is now circling the internet (see below).

Deadspin posted this list. Of course, they can’t verify whether or not it’s completely accurate.

In the last hour, we have been forwarded a list of players mentioned in the Mitchell Report by about 25 different people. Is this list substantiated? No. Is it from an MLB official? No. Do we have any reason to believe it’s anything but random bunk? No. But it’s what’s making the rounds today, and we’re less than three hours away, and if the list is wrong, we’ll know real soon.

David Pinto has the same list at Baseball Musings, and WNBC has posted the same list with this caveat:

After WNBC.com posted this list, a spokesman for Major League Baseball told WNBC.com that there were several discrepancies between the list posted and Mitchell’s list.

As Pinto says in his post, please “take this list with a huge grain of salt.” It lists Juan Gonzalez twice and misspells Rafael Betancourt. But since leaks have been such a part of the whole steroid scandal, it seems fitting to list them here. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the actual list in Mitchell’s report due at 2:00 pm today.

Most have these players have come up in media reports, but there are defintiely some surprises. Some of the players that hadn’t yet been directly implicated include Albert Pujols, Jason Varitek, Eric Gagne, Nomar Garciapara, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, Sammy Sosa and Mo Vaughn.

UPDATE: There are huge discrepancies between this and the actual list from the report. The names following in red ARE NOT in the actual report.

Brady Anderson
Manny Alexander
Rick Ankiel
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Aaron Boone
Rafael Bettancourt
Bret Boone
Milton Bradley
David Bell
Dante Bichette
Albert Belle
Paul Byrd
Wil Cordero
Ken Caminiti
Mike Cameron
Ramon Castro
Jose Canseco
Ozzie Canseco
Roger Clemens
Paxton Crawford
Wilson Delgado
Lenny Dykstra
Johnny Damon
Carl Everett
Kyle Farnsworth
Ryan Franklin
Troy Glaus
Rich Garces
Jason Grimsley
Troy Glaus
Juan Gonzalez
Eric Gagne
Nomar Garciaparra
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi
Jose Guillen
Jay Gibbons
Juan Gonzalez
Clay Hensley
Jerry Hairston
Felix Heredia, Jr.
Darren Holmes
Wally Joyner
Darryl Kile
Matt Lawton
Raul Mondesi
Mark McGwire
Guillermo Mota
Robert Machado
Damian Moss
Abraham Nunez
Trot Nixon
Jose Offerman
Andy Pettitte
Mark Prior
Neifi Perez
Rafael Palmiero
Albert Pujols
Brian Roberts
Juan Rincon
John Rocker
Pudge Rodriguez
Sammy Sosa
Scott Schoenweiis
David Segui
Alex Sanchez
Gary Sheffield
Miguel Tejada
Julian Tavarez
Fernando Tatis
Mo Vaughn
Jason Varitek
Ismael Valdes
Matt Williams
Kerry Wood

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