Brendan Donnelly

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Brendan Donnelly


Brendan Kevin Donnelly (born July 4, 1971 in Washington, D.C.) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who is currently a free agnet. He bats and throws right-handed.

Donnelly had bounced around the minor leagues for 10 seasons after he was drafted in 1992 by the Chicago White Sox before he finally made his debut in 2002 with the then-Anaheim Angels. He was an immediate fan favorite because of his intensity, the goggles that he wears, and his effectiveness as the main setup man to Troy Percival. In 2003, in that same role, Donnelly put up an 1.58 earned run average and became a rare example of a non-closer who was selected as an All-Star. Donnelly went on to be the winning pitcher in that mid-summer classic.

He suffered a broken nose during spring training 2004, causing him to miss a large portion of the season. Donnelly remained fairly effective throughout 2004 in a very good bullpen for the American League West Champion Anaheim Angels. In 2005, Donnelly began to see a decline in performance, including a decrease in velocity on his fastball as a set-up man for closer Francisco Rodríguez after Percival's departure. In June 2005, Donnelly was suspended for having pine tar on his glove. In 2006, Donnelly continued to drop down the depth chart in the bullpen becoming an inconsistent middle reliever.

On December 15, 2006, Donnelly was traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Phil Seibel.

On July 31, 2007, it was announced that Donnelly would need Tommy John surgery. On February 6, 2008, the Cleveland Indians signed Donnelly to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The Indians hope Donnelly will provide bullpen help at the end of the season when he is recovered from Tommy John surgery.

Donnelly had briefly been a replacement player during the 1995 spring training, as part of the MLB owners' attempt to break the 1994 Major League Baseball strike. As a result, he is barred from membership of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Through the 2007 season, Donnelly has pitched for eighteen teams (two of them independents), nine organizations, two independent leagues, eleven organized minor leagues, and the American League. 2007 was Donnelly's 16th season in professional baseball.

Donnelly was brought up to the Indians in August 2008, as a replacement for Tom Mastny.

Donnelly was named in the December 13, 2007, Mitchell Report on performance enhancing drugs in baseball. According to former clubhouse attendant and admitted steroids distributor Kirk Radomski, Donnelly sought him out in 2004 looking to purchase Anavar, an anabolic steroid. Radomski says he made one sale of Deca-Durabolin to Donnelly, for which he received $250-$300.

In a statement in response to the report, Donnelly admits contacting Radomski in 2004 regarding Anavar, hoping it would help him recover from injuries faster. But Donnelly denied ever buying or using the drug because he was made aware that it was considered a steroid.

Donnelly and Jose Guillen have had their share of incidents over the past couple of years. Many times the two have engaged in arguments and bench-clearing incidents so much that both are to be warned before the game not to carry out their differences on the field.

During the 2004 postseason, Guillen, then on the Anaheim Angels, was suspended by his team for a disagreement between him and his manager, Mike Scioscia. Donnelly, also with the Angels, backed the Angels' decision which angered Guillen. This has been known to be the beginning of the entire feud between the two.

In 2005, Guillen, now with the Washington Nationals alerted his manager, Frank Robinson, that Donnelly may be using an illegal substance in his glove, eventually found to be pine tar. Pine tar is illegal to use as a pitcher but perfectly legal to use as a batter as long as the tar doesn't reach the label. When Donnelly and Scioscia were heading back to their dugouts, Scoscia and Robinson began exchanging words and soon got into a "shouting match". Both benches emptied, with Guillen included, who had to be physically restrained and brought back to the dugout by his teammates.

In 2007, Donnelly, then playing for the Red Sox, shared some words with Guillen after striking him out in the eighth inning of a game between the Red Sox and Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Guillen took off his helmet and walked towards Donnelly, who then took off his protective eyewear and his baseball glove, which usually symbolizes a readiness to fight. Both benches emptied, but no punches were thrown and order was quickly restored.

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1994 Major League Baseball strike

The 1994 Major League baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in baseball history, as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage in 23 years. The 232-day strike, which lasted from August 12, 1994, to April 2, 1995, led to the cancellation of 931-948 games overall, including the entire 1994 postseason and World Series (these numbers also account for the fact that postseason series can be of varying lengths, in addition, 12 other games scheduled to be played prior to August 12, 1994 were canceled for other reasons, mainly weather-related). The cancellation of the 1994 World Series was the first since 1904; meanwhile, Major League Baseball became the first professional sport to lose its entire postseason due to a labor dispute.

Owners demanded salary cap in response to the worsening financial situation in baseball. Ownership claimed that small-market clubs would fall by the wayside unless teams agreed to share local broadcasting revenues (to increase equity amongst the teams) and enact a salary cap, a proposal that the players adamantly opposed. On January 18, 1994, the owners approved a new revenue-sharing plan keyed to a salary cap, which required the players’ approval. The following day, the owners amended the Major League agreement by giving complete power to the commissioner on labor negotiations.

Owner representative Richard Ravitch officially unveiled the ownership proposal on June 14, 1994. The proposal would guarantee a record $1 billion in salary and benefits. But the ownership proposal also would have forced clubs to fit their payrolls into a more evenly based structure. Salary arbitration would have been eliminated, free agency would begin after four years rather than six, and owners would have retained the right to keep a four or five year player by matching his best offer. Owners claimed that their proposal would raise average salaries from $1.2 million in 1994 to $2.6 million by 2001.

Major League Baseball Players Association leader Donald Fehr rejected the offer from the owners on July 18. Fehr believed that a salary cap was simply a way for owners to clean up their own disparity problems with no benefit to the players.

On July 13, 1993, Fehr said that if serious negotiations between the players and the owners did not begin soon, the players could have gone out on strike in September of that year, threatening the postseason. On December 31, 1993, Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement ran out with no new agreement yet signed.

On July 26, the Players Association executive board set August 12, 1994 as a strike date. When that day came, the players went ahead with their threat to walk off the job.

On August 31, three-and-a-half hours of negotiations with federal mediators produced no progress in the strike, and no further talks were scheduled as the strike went into its 4th week. According to then-acting commissioner Bud Selig, September 9 was the tentative deadline for canceling the rest of the season if no agreement was reached between the owners and players. The MLBPA offered a counterproposal to ownership on September 8 calling for a two-percent tax on the 16 franchises with the highest payrolls to be divided among the other 12 clubs. Teams in both leagues would share 25% of all gate receipts under the MLBPA's plan. The owners responded by claiming that the measures wouldn't meet the cost.

The rest of the season, including the World Series, was called off by Bud Selig on September 14. Selig acknowledged that the strike had torn an irreparable hole in the game's fabric. The move to cancel the rest of the season meant the loss of $580 million in ownership revenue and $230 million in player salaries. In 1994, the average MLB salary was an estimated $1.2 million.

The then-Montréal Expos' best season in their history was interrupted by the strike. They had the best record in baseball, 74-40, and were six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East despite having the second-lowest payroll in the Majors (only the San Diego Padres had a smaller payroll). Some baseball writers were considering the Expos as major World Series contenders. Coincidentally, the only time that the Expos actually made it to the postseason was in 1981, the last time that there was a significant players' strike in Major League Baseball.

Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas, who wound up winning the American League's Most Valuable Player Award in 1994, said "I've had a career year, but I'm not going to finish it." Tony Gwynn had a chance to be the first to finish a season over .400 since Ted Williams, as he was batting .394 at the time of the strike. The strike also cost Matt Williams of the San Francisco Giants a chance to beat Roger Maris' single season home run record. When the strike forced the cancellation of the remaining 47 games of the season, Williams had already hit 43 home runs, well on pace to top Maris' single season record of 61 home runs. Cleveland Indians second baseman Carlos Baerga was unable to extend his record two-year streak of 20 home runs, 200 hits, and 100 RBI by a second baseman because of the strike. Seattle Mariners star Ken Griffey, Jr., who led the American League with 40 home runs at the time of the strike summed it up best by saying, "We picked a bad season to have a good year." Kevin Mitchell of the Cincinnati Reds, Julio Franco of the Chicago White Sox , and Shane Mack of the Minnesota Twins, all .325 hitters in 1994, opted during the strike to play in Japan in 1995.

New York Yankees captain Don Mattingly lost out on any hopes that he would be in the postseason for the first time during his 13-year career. The Yankees were last in the postseason in 1981, the last time there was a significant players' strike. It also ended any hopes that Mattingly would win a World Series. The Yankees last won a World Series in 1978. Mattingly had more at bats than any other active player without a postseason at bat. As he was suffering from a bad back, the bad back, coupled with the strike, ended Don Mattingly's playing career.

One of the few positive notes was that fans were spared from witnessing one of the worst division races in history. The Texas Rangers were leading the newly reformed American League West despite being 10 games under .500. The last-place California Angels were only 5 ½ games out despite having the second-worst record in the majors at 21 games under .500 — on pace for 96 losses. In fact, two last place teams in separate divisions had better records than the Rangers.

By the third day of the strike, Cleveland Indians owner Richard Jacobs directed that all souvenirs being sold at the Indians' gift shop carrying the words "inaugural season at Jacobs Field" be sold at half price.

The strike also led to an absurdity: Minnesota traded Dave Winfield to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later before the season was officially canceled, so no player was named. To settle the deal, the executives of the teams went to dinner, and Cleveland picked up the tab, meaning Winfield had been dealt for dinner.

The strike was the worst work stoppage in sports history and it left Americans and baseball angered, outraged, embarrassed, and shaken to their core. Fans later declared the strike as an act of war on the players and owners, because of how they reacted after baseball resumed.

On December 5, it was announced that Richard Ravitch would step down as negotiator for the owners on December 31, 1994. Ravitch instead resigned on December 6, 1994. On December 14, labor talks headed by federal mediator Bill Usery broke down. The next day, the owners approved a salary cap plan by a vote of 25-3, but agreed to delay implementing it so that another round of talks with the players could be held. On December 23, with negotiations at a standstill, the owners unilaterally implemented a salary cap.

On January 1, 1995, five bills aimed at ending the baseball strike were introduced into Congress. Four days later, Donald Fehr declared all 895 unsigned Major League players to be free agents in response to unilateral contract changes made by the owners. On January 10, arbitrator Thomas Roberts awarded 11 players a total of almost $10 million as a result of collusion charges brought against the owners. On January 26, both players and owners were ordered by President Bill Clinton to resume bargaining and reach an agreement by February 6. Unfortunately, President Clinton's deadline came and went with no resolution of the strike. Just five days earlier, the owners agreed to revoke their arbitrarily imposed salary cap and return to the old agreement.

Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos on the other hand, announced that his team wouldn't use replacement players (due in no small part to the fact that Cal Ripken, Jr. was going for Lou Gehrig's consecutive games record). On March 20, Angelos' Orioles canceled the remainder of their spring training games because of the team's refusal to use replacement players. The next day, the Maryland House of Delegates approved legislation to bar teams playing at Camden Yards from using replacement players.

In addition to Peter Angelos' problems, Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson was put on an involuntary leave of absence as he refused to manage replacement players. Two days after Anderson's punishment, the Toronto Blue Jays assigned manager Cito Gaston and his coaching staff to work with minor league players so that they wouldn't have to deal with replacement players. On March 14, the players' union announced that it would not settle the strike if replacement players were used in regular season games, and if results were not voided. On March 28, the Ontario Labour Board announced that replacement umpires would not be allowed to work Blue Jays home games. Under the Ontario labour law then in force, replacement workers were not permitted to be used during a strike or lockout. The Blue Jays opted to play their home games at their Spring Training facility in Dunedin, Florida as long as replacement players were used.

On March 29, the players voted to return to work if a U.S. District Court judge supported the National Labor Relations Board's unfair labor practices complaint against the owners (which was filed on March 27). By a vote of 26-2, owners supported the use of replacement players. The strike ended when federal judge Sonia Sotomayor issued a preliminary injunction against the owners on March 31. On Sunday, April 2, 1995, the day before the season was scheduled to start, the 232 day long strike was finally over. Judge Sotomayor's decision received support from a panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which denied the owners' request to stay the ruling.

The 1995 season, which was revised to 144 games instead of the normal 162 (a decision that was made on March 26), began on April 25 under the conditions of the expired contract despite the lack of a collective bargaining agreement. The regular officials continued to be locked out until May 3.

On Opening Day in 1995, three men, who were each wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the word "Greed," leaped onto the field at Shea Stadium and tossed more than $150 in $1 bills at players. In Cincinnati, one fan paid for a plane to fly over Riverfront Stadium that dragged a sign reading "Owners & Players: To hell with all of you!" The meager crowds at the openers often booed at the players for their rusty fundamentals, shoddy defense, and in response to frequent high-scoring contests. Fans in Pittsburgh disrupted Opening Day by throwing sticks on the field, and holding up the action for 17 minutes before being warned that there would be a forfeit of the game between the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates. However, they continued to boo afterwards. A mere 50,245 fans showed up for the New York Yankees' home opener, the smallest opening crowd at Yankee Stadium since 1990, a full half-decade previously. There, fans booed at MLBPA President Donald Fehr, who attended the game. Ironically, the opening games were played with replacement umpires, the first time since 1984 that replacement umpires were used. Attendance at the games plummeted, as did television ratings, like during the last significant player's strike. The reaction at the games showed that fans declared the strike as an act of war.

On August 3, 1995, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a bill calling for the partial repeal of baseball's antitrust exemption to the full Senate. The vote was just 9–8. On August 9, George Nicolau, baseball's impartial arbitrator since 1986, was fired by Major League owners.

On September 29, 1995, a three-judge panel in New York voted unanimously to uphold the injunction that brought the end to the strike in April 1995. The owners had appealed the injunction issued last March 31, but the panel said the Players Relations Committee had illegally attempted to eliminate free agency and salary arbitration.

In 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, players who were part of the World Series winning New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim Angels and Boston Red Sox were not permitted on commemorative merchandise because players on the teams were declared replacement players for their participation in spring training. The players who were noted are Shane Spencer of the 1998, 1999 and 2000 New York Yankees, Damian Miller of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks, Brendan Donnelly of the 2002 Anaheim Angels and Kevin Millar of the 2004 Boston Red Sox.

Arguably the largest impact was to the Montréal Expos. Forced to lower payroll even further because of losses due to the strike, and with the strike almost completely destroying its fan base, the Expos would never recover from the incident. With the exception of 1996 under the guidance of Felipe Alou and 2003 under the legendary Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the team never came close to contending again. The team was purchased by Major League Baseball after the 2001 season, and would become the focus of contraction rumors until the team was moved to Washington, D.C., to become the Washington Nationals after the 2004 season.

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List of Major League Baseball replacement players

The following Major League Baseball players appeared as replacement players during spring training in 1995, crossing picket lines during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike. Some had not yet been placed on a 40-man roster, and as such were not eligible to join the MLBPA at the time of the strike, while others were former MLB players who had retired before the strike. The list does not include replacement players who never appeared in regular-season MLB games.

In 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, players who were part of the World Series winning New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim Angels and Boston Red Sox were not permitted on commemorative merchandise because players on the teams were declared replacement players for their participation in spring training. The players who were noted are Shane Spencer of the 1998, 1999 and 2000 New York Yankees, Damian Miller of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks, Brendan Donnelly of the 2002 Anaheim Angels and Kevin Millar of the 2004 Boston Red Sox. Replacement players are also in some cases not included in merchandise which derives its license from the MLBPA, such as baseball cards and video games.

Players denoted with a ^ had appeared in MLB before the strike.

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Scott Feldman (baseball)


Scott Wayne Feldman (born February 7, 1983, in Kailua, Hawaii) is a 6' 5" starting pitcher who plays for the Texas Rangers.

Feldman attended Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California. A left-handed hitter, Feldman led the Peninsula Athletic League in batting average as a Burlingame junior, and nearly matched the feat as a senior.

Feldman attended the College of San Mateo. There, in two seasons he went 25-2 (his only losses were in the state final four), had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8 to 1, and a 1.30 ERA. He earned Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year honors both as a freshman in 2002 and sophomore in 2003, and was an All American both years.

Feldman was a 41st round pick of the Houston Astros in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, and then a 30th round pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.

Feldman underwent reconstructive elbow surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in October 2003, which limited him to four appearances in 2004 in the Arizona League.

Feldman began the 2005 season with the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze, but was quickly promoted to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. With the RoughRiders, he allowed a .202 average in 46 relief appearances, leading the team with 14 saves, and had a 2.36 ERA.

In 2007, he pitched in the Arizona Fall League, to work on a new three-quarters delivery.

Feldman was a late-season call-up that year, making his debut against the Chicago White Sox on August 31, 2005. Feldman made 8 appearances with the Rangers, compiling a record of 0-1 in 9.1 innings of work, with an ERA of 0.91.

2006 saw Feldman bounce back and forth between the Rangers and their Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma RedHawks.

The national spotlight shone briefly on Feldman on August 16, 2006, when he sparked a bench-clearing brawl in the ninth inning of a game between the Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Tensions between the two division rivals were already high, as two Rangers starting pitchers — Adam Eaton and Vicente Padilla — had been ejected in previous games that month for throwing at Angels batters. Prior to Feldman taking the mound, two Angels hurlers (Kevin Gregg and Brendan Donnelly) had been thrown out of the game for hitting batsmen, as well as manager Mike Scioscia and bench coach Ron Roenicke. Feldman hit Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy with a pitch with only one out remaining in the game, and his team up 9-3. Kennedy charged the mound, and a fight between the 6' 5" Feldman and the light-hitting 6' 1" Kennedy ensued. Feldman was suspended for six games for ignoring the warnings of umpire Sam Holbrook.

In 36 games, he had an ERA of 3.92. In games that were late and close, he did not give up any hits in 16 at-bats.

Feldman was in the Rangers' 2007 spring training camp, and in 6.2 innings had a 4.05 ERA, with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. He won the final spot in the Texas bullpen. While he broke camp with the Rangers, he was sent down on May 1. That began a trend as he was called up five more times during the season. He was 1-2 with a 5.77 ERA in 29 games. He held the first batter he faced in each game to a .160 batting average.

In spring training in 2008, Feldman changed his release point and was using a three-quarter delivery that he started using in 2007. Manager Ron Washington said: "It makes his ball heavier and his movement a little more pronounced." In late March, he was considered one of three pitchers vying for one long relief spot with the team. On March 22, 2008, despite Feldman's success with his new, higher arm angle, the Rangers optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma, where he was a starter. In April he bounced back and forth between Texas and AA Frisco.

On June 13, Feldman recorded his first major league base hit against Oliver Perez of the New York Mets.

On August 13, against the Boston Red Sox, Feldman became the first major league pitcher in 90 years to give up at least 12 runs in a game and not take the loss.

It is anticipated that Feldman will be in the starting rotation for the Rangers in 2009, in the number 3 slot.

Feldman is a sidearm pitcher with a low-90's fastball, a hard slider with extreme downward movement, and a changeup. He is more effective against right-handed hitters.

Feldman is Jewish and was given the nickname "Scooter" by former KTCK radio host Greg "The Hammer" Williams.

His father is an FBI agent who grew up in a Pennsylvania coal mining town, played college baseball at Duquesne, coached Feldman in youth baseball in North California, and survived brain surgery.

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List of Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report

The List of Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report includes currently-active and former Major League players as well as free agents. The Mitchell Report is the result of George J. Mitchell's 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB). It was released December 13, 2007.

The following is a list of the Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report. Inclusion on the list does not necessarily mean the player was involved in illegal activity. In some instances, insufficient evidence was provided to draw a conclusion, and some players were mentioned in other contexts.

Jason Giambi was required to interview with Mitchell and his investigators by Commissioner Bud Selig under threat of discipline. This stemmed from Giambi's ongoing involvement with the BALCO investigation and statements he had given to the media.

Major League players that were active at the time of the report are listed in bold italics.

Major League players that were active at the time of the report are listed in bold italics. If a player responded to allegations after the release of the report, their response appears in the last column, "Post-report player response".

On December 23rd, Clemens issued an unconditional denial through YouTube.

Clemens told his side of the story in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired on January 6, 2008. Furthermore, Clemens' attorney's law firm is conducting its own investigation into the allegations. On the night that the 60 Minutes interview aired, Clemens filed a defamation suit against McNamee in a Texas state court, and one of McNamee's attorneys responded by saying that McNamee would likely countersue in New York.

Eight current major league players and eight former major league players were mentioned in the media as purchasers of performance enhancing drugs from Signature Pharmacy and several rejuvenation centers. Several online pharmacies (Signature Pharmacy being one of them), anti-aging clinics and doctors that have issued prescriptions for performance-enhancing drugs have been under investigation by federal and state authorities. Mitchell requested the 16 players interview with him, but only José Canseco accepted his offer.

Major League players that were active at the time of the report are listed in bold italics.

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