Tuesday, June 30, 2009

List of 103 Baseball Players Who Failed 2003 MLB Steroid Tests?

A list of Major League Baseball player names has surfaced in the last 24 hours claiming to be THE list of all 103 names who failed the at-the-time anonymous drug tests taken during the 2003 season.

I don't know if the list is accurate although there are many names on there we already know were cheaters, some self admitted, some already leaked, and some named in the Mitchell Report. Many of the other players named on this list have been suspected of taking Steroids or other Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Again, this list has not been confirmed, but will create some interesting discussion.

1.Nomar Garciaparra
2.Manny Ramirez
3.Johnny Damon
4.Trot Nixon
5.David Ortiz
6.Shea Hillenbrand
7.Derek Lowe
8.Pedro Martinez
9.Brian Roberts
10.Jay Gibbons
11.Melvin Mora
12.Jerry Hairston
13.Jason Giambi
14.Alfonso Soriano
15.Raul Mondesi
16. Aaron Boone
17.Andy Pettitte
18.Jose Contreras
19.Roger Clemens
20.Carlos Delgado
21.Vernon Wells
22.Frank Catalanotto
23.Kenny Rogers
24.Magglio Ordonez
25.Sandy Alomar
26.Bartolo Colon
27.Brent Abernathy
28.Jose Lima
29.Milton Bradley
30.Casey Blake
31.Danys Baez
32.Craig Monroe
33.Dmitri Young
34.Alex Sanchez
35.Eric Chavez
36.Miguel Tejada
37.Eric Byrnes
38.Jose Guillen
39.Keith Foulke
40.Ricardo Rincon
41.Bret Boone
42.Mike Cameron
43.Randy Winn
44.Ryan Franklin
45.Freddy Garcia
46.Rafael Soriano
47.Scott Spiezio
48.Troy Glaus
49.Francisco Rodriguez
50.Ben Weber
51.Alex Rodriguez
52.Juan Gonzalez
53.Rafael Palmeiro
54.Carl Everett
55.Javy Lopez
56.Gary Sheffield
57.Mike Hampton
58.Ivan Rodriguez
59.Derrek Lee
60.Bobby Abreu
61.Terry Adams
62.Fernando Tatis
63.Livan Hernandez
64.Hector Almonte
65.Tony Armas
66.Dan Smith
67.Roberto Alomar
68.Cliff Floyd
69.Roger Cedeno
70.Jeromy Burnitz
71.Moises Alou
72.Sammy Sosa
73.Corey Patterson
74.Carlos Zambrano
75.Mark Prior
76.Kerry Wood
77.Matt Clement
78.Antonio Alfonseca
79.Juan Cruz
80.Aramis Ramirez
81.Craig Wilson
82.Kris Benson
83.Richie Sexson
84.Geoff Jenkins
85.Valerio de los Santos
86.Benito Santiago
87.Rich Aurilia
88.Barry Bonds
89.Andres Galarraga
90.Jason Schmidt
91.Felix Rodriguez
92.Jason Christiansen
93.Matt Herges
94.Paul Lo Duca
95.Shawn Green
96.Oliver Perez
97.Adrian Beltre
98.Eric Gagne
99.Guillermo Mota
100.Luis Gonzalez
101.Todd Helton
102.Ryan Klesko
103.Gary Matthews

Living in the Chicago area and being a Cubs and White Sox fan, it's disappointing to see so many Chicago players on that list. There are 18 players who played with the Cubs in 2003 or in the following years. There are 11 players who played for the White Sox since 2003, including 3 of the 5 starting pitchers from their 2005 World Series champion team. (UPDATE: A reader correctly pointed out that only 2 of the 5 White Sox 2005 starting pitchers are on the list, my mistake)

Another interesting thing is that a huge percentage, probably 90% of those players listed were or are still star players. There are very few lesser players, backups, bums, etc.

And it's also interesting that so many of those players have not only had injury problems, but almost every single one of them have had giant drops in production at some point in their career.

And one final point: Albert Pujols is not on the list. But that doesn't mean his freakish body and inhuman stats get a clean bill of health from me. Since his arrival in the majors Pujols has looked like an over sized Human Growth Hormone freak - and MLB does not test for HGH. It's against the rules, it's illegal in the U.S. without a doctor's prescription, but MLB doesn't test for it, so anyone who wants to get the benefits of steroids with fewer side effects and no current chance of being caught would just use HGH.

UPDATE: Deadspin has a post up arguing why the list isn't real.


Stewie's Real Dad said...

No offense but this list looks made up. You have people like Jerry Hairston Jr, Terry Adams, Alfonstinko, Jermey Burnitz among others on here. If they were juicing, they should get their money back.

Anonymous said...

You said 3 of 5 from the White Sox starting rotation.

Buehrle - Not on list
Garland - Not on list
Orlando Hernandez - Not on list

Garcia - On list
Contreras - On list

You may be thinking Colon was on the Sox in 05, but you would be wrong.

Anonymous said...

burnitz was an obvious juice pig and by no means a bum as you insinuate. the guys had 4 100 RBI seasons and 6 30+ HR years.

Anonymous said...

How did you come up with these names? Is there any information at all to back these names up?

Dean Dooley said...

Click on the link in the story, the info comes from Rotoinfo.com, who claim they have a trusted source.

Anonymous said...

ROTO has been known to be full of it with stories in the past. This one sounds like a Chicago hater. I find it hard to believe nearly every Cub of consquence over the last 10 years is on the list. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Pujols isn't any bigger than half the clean guys in the NFL ... and at least he didn't get busted for BOTH steroids and a corked bat.

There is only one super, uber-cheater in all of baseball history.

Sammy Sosa.

Dean Dooley said...

Comparing Pujols to an NFL player is absurd. You think anyone in the NFL is clean? They don't test for HGH either, and far more NFL players are busted for steroids every year. Just take a look at how many NFL players go back to normal people size after they retire, because they get off the junk and stop eating 5,000+ calories per day.

And no baseball player is burning the energy or consuming the calories a football player does, so even if everyone were clean, which they aren't, a baseball player would never be as big as a football player.

Anonymous said...

I'd say to the doubters that this list is real. I wish it wasn't though. Half of my favorite players are on this list. As well as alot of guys who had a few huge seasons then fell off the map. Guys like Luis Gonzalez, ortiz, or miguel tajada. Then you Also have about 15 co firmed cheats on the list. A-rod, bonds, Clemens, ect. Many of the stars numbers came crashing down after 03 and many more were out of the game within a year or two. All this adds up to a fairly accurate list. If anything this list is a drop in the bucket. I'd guess about half the league was on roids or amphetamines a the time. America's pastime is getting high and selling false idols to saddened fans. Shame on you MLB.