Absolutely I think there's a conflict of interest with Mitchell and his ties to the Red Sox. During the summer, I was listening to a sports talk show on the radio, and they read an excellent column by a sporswriter, but I can't remember her name. The columinist said something that really caught my attention. She wrote that some players have been caught, others have been named as having allegedly taken performance-enhancing drugs---but none of them have been Boston Red Sox. Maybe it's nothing, but maybe Mitchell has shied away from naming players from his team.
I have do disagree with QBASS's argument. Mitchell is more likely to name a Red Sox player just to show he isn't biased? Huh? That alone is dishonest. Does anyone really think that Mitchell is going to name a player from his team just to cover his rear end? I don't think so. The whole point is for him to treat all teams and players the same, and to do the job for which he was hired to do, to name as many players as he could, regardless of the team they play for. I am saying he is human and won't be able to name key players from his own team.