Published: Mon, February 17, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Players turn on Major League Baseball over Houston Astros cheating scandal

Players turn on Major League Baseball over Houston Astros cheating scandal

"I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by throwing at a batter intentionally will not be tolerated, whether it's Houston or anybody else", Manfred said.

"I am a believer in the idea that precedent happens and when you deviate from that, you have to have a very good reason". "MLB called and I cooperated with them".

The Puerto Rican parted ways with the Boston Red Sox last month after the organization was accused of stealing signs during its 2018 World Series-winning campaign. "There's a lot of guys who are like that, and that's the trend of the game and the way the game has gone". "I thought (owner) Jim Crane's was weak". "I don't agree with the punishment".

"Carlos is a grown man and you have to answer for what you say".

"These guys were cheating for three years, " Bellinger said. Somebody will take it into their own hands, and they'll get suspended more than any of those guys got for the biggest cheating scandal in 100 years. "I understand when say the players should have been punished".

Meanwhile, a few more Astros on the 2017 team spoke up.

"There's a line and it was definitely crossed". What he said will keep the spirits around baseball burning.

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Mets teammate J.D. Davis said he felt "ashamed" to be part of the scandal. "I don't know how much longer it's going to take". That ignores MLB's finding in their investigation of the trap that Houston was also stealing signs away from Minute Maid Park.

New Astros manager Dusty Baker is starting to worry about more than words.

"I'll acknowledge that we had many a conversion with Major League Baseball the last number of years about suspicions, but having suspicions and being able to prove it are two different things", Cashman said.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said on Sunday afternoon in Florida that findings in its investigation of the 2018 Red Sox and illicit sign stealing will be released by the end of next week.

Turner, whose team lost to the Astros in the 2017 World Series, added that he did not believe Manfred's investigation into the Astros went far enough. "I think if you watch the players, watch their faces when they have to deal with this issue publicly, they have paid a price".

National League most valuable player (MVP) Cody Bellinger called out Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros for swiping their trophies and said he suspected that they kept scheming last season, too.

"He played fair", Correa told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and MLB Network, part of a preamble to curse Bellinger for saying that Altuve "stole, quot; the MVP from Yankee judge Aaron".

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