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Sports Astros' Crane says scandal doesn't taint 2017 World Series win

14:55  14 january  2020
14:55  14 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Hinch 'deeply sorry' for role in Astros' sign-stealing scandal

  Hinch 'deeply sorry' for role in Astros' sign-stealing scandal Former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch acknowledged his role in the sign-stealing scandal that ultimately cost him his job on Monday. Hours after he was fired by Astros owner Jim Crane - on the heels of being issued a one-year suspension by commissioner Rob Manfred - Hinch said he accepted the punishments handed to him. "As a leader and major-league manager, it is my responsibility to lead players and staff with integrity that represents the game in the best possible way," Hinch said in a statement obtained by Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

Astros owner Jim Crane says cheating saga doesn ' t taint team's 2017 World Series win . But there’s one thing that might never see resolution: Did the Astros deserve to win the 2017 World Series ? At the end of MLB’s three-month-long investigation, the Astros remain the World Series

Astros owner Jim Crane , left, with Jeff Luhnow in 2018. Crane fired Luhnow, Houston’s general manager and president of baseball operations The Astros scandal is far different — no other crime in baseball history has come close to intentionally losing the World Series — and Luhnow and Hinch

a group of people in uniform© Troy Taormina / USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane doesn't think the sign-stealing scandal rocking his franchise has delegitimized the club's 2017 World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Crane explained the team had been competitive for a number of years prior to 2017, and that the scandal does not define Houston's success. It was the first, and only, championship in franchise history.

He also fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and skipper AJ Hinch on Monday after the league suspended each for one year following its investigation into the sign-stealing allegations that dated back to 2017.

Pete Rose: Astros' cheating was worse than my bets

  Pete Rose: Astros' cheating was worse than my bets Pete Rose believes that the Houston Astros' involvement in illegal sign-stealing was worse for baseball than what he did more than 30 years ago when he gambled on the sport. "I bet on my own team to win," Rose told Randy Miller of NJ.com. "That’s what I did in a nutshell. I was wrong, but I didn't taint the game. I didn't try to steal any games. I never voted against my team. I bet on my team every night because that's the confidence that I had"I bet on my own team to win," Rose told Randy Miller of NJ.com. "That’s what I did in a nutshell. I was wrong, but I didn't taint the game. I didn't try to steal any games. I never voted against my team.

After the Astros won the 2017 World Series , Cora was hired as manager of the Boston Red Sox. MLB is currently investigating the Red Sox over similar allegations of sign-stealing in the 2018 season, when they won World Series . If Cora is found to have been involved in two separate cheating scandals

The accusation that players on the Astros , who won the World Series in 2017 , decoded and shared signals Manfred said that the team owner Jim Crane “was unaware of any of the violations of M.L.B. rules by his club.” He said “the culture of the baseball operations department, manifesting itself in the

Additionally, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora - a bench coach with the Astros in 2017 - was also implicated. He won the Fall Classic in his first season with the Red Sox in 2018, also against the Dodgers. Cora is facing discipline from MLB, though nothing has been announced yet.

On Monday, Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger said he and his teammates were waiting to see the fallout from the scandal.

"It sucks, man," Bellinger said. "We were close, but we did it the right way."

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Report: Bruce Bochy not planning to pursue managerial openings .
The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox are both in need of managers for the upcoming season after MLB's report on a sign-stealing scandal took the baseball world by storm earlier this week. But one person who won't be managing either of those teams in 2020 is Bruce Bochy, who doesn't plan to pursue any of the current managerial openings, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. The former San Francisco Giants manager was included in a reported list of candidates for the Astros' vacancy, joining Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker, and John Gibbons.

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