"There will always have to be testing. There are some guys who just don't trust themselves, aren't willing to work hard enough or just aren't good enough. But you have to accept that. Not everybody is going to make $30 million. Not everybody is going to be Johan Santana or Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez or Ken Griffey. But some guys are going to try to create that illusion."The Rangers did not have any players on their current roster named in the Report. Reliever Eric Gagne and infielder Jerry Hairston, who played for the Rangers last year, were named along with some of the biggest names in the game. Most notable was Roger Clemens, who was prominent in the Report. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and others have been caught up in this story for a long time. "I don't know how I feel about these names being publicly announced," third baseman Travis Metcalf said. "For me, that's unfortunate." "I agree," outfielder David Murphy said. "It's disappointing to tarnish some of these guys' careers. You look at Bonds and Clemens and they are great players. No matter what happens, they deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. If you look back on their careers, they were great players regardless." Palmeiro was a great player for the Rangers. Three times he was the club's Player of the Year and he still holds the career franchise record for games, at-bats and runs scored. He hit his 500th home run in a Rangers uniform and they still honor that in the museum. But he was also in the Mitchell Report, and his Hall of Fame candidacy is in serious doubt. "We knew the Mitchell Report was coming out," manager Ron Washington said. "They did a great job. Now, baseball needs to heal itself and move forward. Baseball doesn't stand still. It always moves forward."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less