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MLB hands down unprecedented penalties for Astros

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Clevinger makes very good points. 
With all that has come out, how can Houston and Boston even have those WS banners up? What kind of an example is that? «We cheated and got away with it» ?

Now it's buzzers too? Seriously, is there any rule that they didn't break?! I'm afraid to ask what's next.

CC is no longer active but he spoke out too:

https://nypost.com/2020/01/17/cc-sabathia-keeps-getting-angrier-over-astros-cheating-dont-give-a-f-k/

Jack McDowell also throwing sh*t in the fan:
http://bronxpinstripes.com/yankees-news-and-rumors/ex-yankees-pitcher-mcdowell-accuses-larussa-of-cheating/?fbclid=IwAR0H-XvDhnoTPTMnjjuWfpM12kQXySd_oT4KT6MQ5HQJDq8SVakH3chxhw8

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Pedro the idiot comes down hard on Mike Fiers. LINK.

 

Pedro Martinez Calls Mike Fiers 'Bad Teammate' for Handling of Astros Scandal

 

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Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez is the latest to speak against Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers, who sparked an MLB investigation by telling The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich in November that the Houston Astros illegally stole opponents' signs during their 2017 World Series run.

 

"If he was to do it when he was playing for the Houston Astros, I would say Mike Fiers has guts," Martinez told WEEI Radio at the Boston Red Sox's Winter Weekend. "But to go and do it after you leave the Houston Astros because they don't have you anymore, that doesn't show me anything. You're just a bad teammate."

 

The former Red Sox ace and three-time Cy Young Award winner didn't stop there:

 

"If you tell me that Mike Fiers is coming to my team and you already threw your team under the bus, the team that you used to play for … Now everybody knows you are going to have a whistle-blower in any other situation too. Whatever happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse and Fiers broke the rules. I agree with cleaning up the game. I agree that the fact that the Commissioner is taking a hard hand on this, but at the same time players should not be the one dropping the whistle-blower."

 

Martinez is not alone in disagreeing with how Fiers went about revealing Houston's cheating. ESPN's Jessica Mendoza didn't like that Fiers chose to go public with the information.

 

Fiers pitched for the Astros from 2015 to 2017.

 

MLB released official findings from its investigation Jan. 13. The Astros were found to have used a center field camera to alert batters of specific incoming pitches. MLB suspended Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for the 2020 season without pay before the Astros fired them both.

 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who served as the Astros' bench coach in 2017, and New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, an Astros player that year, both parted ways with their respective teams as well. Beltran only held the Mets job for two months.

 

The Astros were not stripped of their 2017 World Series title.

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Pedro:

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"If he was to do it when he was playing for the Houston Astros, I would say Mike Fiers has guts,"

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"Whatever happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse, and Fiers broke the rules."

 

I am 97mph tailing fastball levels of sure if Pedro was still playing and he found out somebody was stealing his signs, he'd have been one of the first in line being pissed off

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I hear you on that but we have still a good team and as far as I know we are still good contenders 

Go A's

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I am still impatiently waiting for MLB to announce their fines against the Red Sox. Or did they just decide to move on to something else ?

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On 1/25/2020 at 6:55 PM, Yankee4Life said:

I am still impatiently waiting for MLB to announce their fines against the Red Sox. Or did they just decide to move on to something else ?

 

While we wait, Trevor Bauer drafted a really nice piece on The Player's Tribune.

 

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I’m O.K. with stealing signs. I really am. It’s been part of the game for a long time. But where do you draw the line? That’s the real question, to me.

 

And I think baseball had to draw the line here. Why is what the Astros were doing different (or worse) than anything that had happened before? It’s because of the technology. They were using cameras focused on catchers to relay signs to hitters in real time — like instantly. And the issue is really the rate at which you can get the signs to the hitter. If you’re breaking me down after the game and I am dumb enough to use the same sequence of signs every single game, that’s on me.

 

But if you can adjust in real time, what am I supposed to do? How do I compete against that as a pitcher? We might as well just tell batters what pitch is coming and see what happens. Any technology that allows you to relay the catcher’s signs before the pitch is thrown? It should be banned.

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