Former Met clubhouse assistant Kirk Radomski, who pleaded guilty to charges of distributing steroids and laundering money, has reportedly named names to Major League Baseball’s chief steroid investigator, former Senator George Mitchell. Part of Radomski’s plea deal calls for him to testify for a grand jury if needed and to cooperate with MLB’s investigation.
This is a major step for baseball’s investigation which has been extremely slow due to lack of cooperation from players (surprise!). So far the only cooperation they’ve gotten from a player has been from Jason Giambi. Giambi, of course, had no choice but to cooperate after he stupidly made a comment to USA Today about his previous steroids use. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig pressured Giambi into talking with Mitchell or suffering a long suspension.
It’ll be interesting to see how the fallout from Giambi’s discussion with Mitchell and Radomski’s cooperation pan out. These developments may actually lead to either a major breakthrough or at least some cooperation from people whose names were mentioned by the slugger and former clubhouse man.