"It's safe to assume I prefer knowing things ahead of time to not knowing things ahead of time. I don't want to speculate on what any team might have done had they had different knowledge or not...We knew nothing of the names that would be included. I will not speculate on what might have happened on anyone on our team, other than to say, 'I'm disappointed when I see any name on the list that was associated with the Nats'."
(Stan Kasten, via Nationals dot com, 12/17/2007)
Stan on Steroids, HGH: Kasten breaks Nats' silence on Mitchell Report, but doesn't (or can't) really say much.
Would love to know if Lo Duca's alleged past as a drug dealer (not just being named in the report) was a total surprise to the team, or if there were whispers out there like the ones the Red Sox investigated surrounding Eric Gagne? Did someone just not do their homework?
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