Kush asked in SportsBaseball · 4 weeks ago

Have the Houston Astros stole signs or no?

Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Astros and sign stealing is virtually certain to include interviews with three current managers — the Astros’ AJ Hinch, the Red Sox’s Alex Cora and the Mets’ Carlos Beltrán.

Hinch was the Astros’ manager in 2017, and sources said both Cora and Beltrán played a key role in devising the sign-stealing system the team used that season. The Astros stole signs electronically, according to pitcher Mike Fiers and three other sources inside the organization at the time, violating major league rules. The Athletic reported the news of the Astros’ rule-breaking on Tuesday.

Cora was the team’s bench coach in ’17; Beltrán was a designated hitter and outfielder in the final season of a 20-year career that might result in his election to the Hall of Fame. Multiple sources said they were not the only members of the team who participated in the Astros’ scheme that season.

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  • David
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    4 weeks ago

    There's a famous sports adage that applies to stealing signs:  "If you're not cheating, you're not trying".

  • 4 weeks ago

    Go and watch this video. Pretty damning:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M2XNW1qHN9w

    It's clear that they did have a system in place to steal signs and tip off their players. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Does it really matter though? Not like their title from 2017 will get vacated, just probably get fined and maybe lose some draft picks no one cared about.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Only the Astros and the multiple sources know. IDK

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Sure they did, but so what? They will get a slap on the wrists from MLB and life will go on.

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