We all heard about the Houston Astros – Yankees scandal, and if you didn’t, I am here to inform you about that. First, I want to ask something, for the connoisseurs. Did the Mets and Carlos Beltran truly “mutually part ways,” as the Mets worded it in their press release?
As most of us know, the Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. They moved to this division in 2013, after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL).
Regardless, it seems that there is one illegal part involved, which is hard to overlook.
Apparently, CC Sabathia raged on his Thursday podcast that the 2017 Astros stole a championship from the Yankees. “It’s forever in my mind now, in ’17 we won the World Series.’’ Furthermore, another Houston sign-stealing saga played out on social media, recently.
Sources tell us that Jose Altuve was wearing an electronic “buzzer’’ device inside his shirt. Meanwhile, he belted a pennant-winning home runs off of Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman last October. Being illegal, it was a problem and Yankees noticed it.
Mets and Alex Cora wiped out Carlos Beltran – already fired by the Red Sox, as was the Astros’ A.J. Hinch; is bracing for severe punishment by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
On Monday, Hinch and Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the 2020 season.
Manfred, who fined the club and stripped them of draft picks, was the man behind it.
Rob D. Manfred is an American lawyer and business executive who is the tenth and current Commissioner of Baseball. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball (MLB). Manfred also succeeded Bud Selig as Commissioner on January 25, 2015.
“I would rather face a player that was taking steroids than face a player that knew every pitch that was coming,’’ tweeted Alex Wood. (northjersey.com)
Cora’s punishment is pending completion of an investigation into electronic sign-stealing, the buzzer, by the 2018 Red Sox, which Cora managed to a world championship.