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Sport A new Astros sign-stealing clip may explain this 2017 George Springer home run

02:00  14 november  2019
02:00  14 november  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Ex-Astros say team electronically stole signs during 2017 season

  Ex-Astros say team electronically stole signs during 2017 season While the Astros have denied the numerous sign-stealing allegations against them, the former members of their World Series team described the practice they used that season in detail. According to the report, a feed from the camera in the outfield was linked to a television that was positioned on a wall in the tunnel that runs between the home dugout and the clubhouse at Minute Maid Park.

George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

The same day allegations emerged that the Astros were stealing signs , a clue about the As reported in The Athletic, during the 2017 season, Houston had a scheme involving a video feed and a garbage (Here’s another one of George Springer sitting back on a slider and smashing a home run .

The Houston Astros will likely find themselves at the heart of an MLB investigation after a Tuesday report in The Athletic alleged that the team spent the 2017 season using outfield cameras to steal signs.

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Shortly after the report ran, which included on-the-record comments from former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, a Twitter video from Jomboy Media's Jimmy O'Brien highlighted a banging noise that immediately followed signals for off-speed pitches. Then-White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar appeared to notice it at the time and conferred with the catcher to change the signs.

Report: Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Mets' Carlos Beltrán implicated in Astros' sign-stealing scheme

  Report: Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Mets' Carlos Beltrán implicated in Astros' sign-stealing scheme Report: Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Mets' Carlos Beltrán implicated in Astros' sign-stealing schemeOn Wednesday, the same reporters — Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich — reported that current managers of two other MLB teams joined A.J. Hinch in devising the scheme.

When the Astros figured out opposing teams’ signs , they’d signal for a breaking ball by banging on a trash can, according to the report. “Beginning in the 2017 season, numerous Clubs expressed general concerns that other Clubs were stealing their signs ,” MLB said in a statement to The Athletic.

The Astros stole signs electronically throughout the 2017 season, a former player said.

But O'Brien did even more digging, and it became obvious that these apparent sign-stealing tactics played out multiple times during 2017 Astros home games. On Wednesday, O'Brien tweeted a video from George Springer's 433-foot home run off Chris Flexen.

Uh, yeah, that wasn't exactly the kind of swing you'd see on an 0-2 count unless the hitter knew what to expect.

In the video, we could hear the banging sound immediately following the signal for an off-speed pitch. But keep an eye on how then-Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud tried to obstruct his sign from the outfield camera's view. You rarely see that kind of effort to obscure signs when no runner is on base. The Mets clearly thought the Astros were stealing the signs at the time, and they had reason to be suspicious.

Brodie Van Wagenen addresses Carlos Beltran being a possible target of MLB sign-stealing probe

  Brodie Van Wagenen addresses Carlos Beltran being a possible target of MLB sign-stealing probe SCOTTSDALE — The morning after a report from The Athletic indicated new Mets manager Carlos Beltran “played a key role in devising” the Astros’ sign-stealing setup in 2017, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said he has not heard from Major League Baseball or spoken to his skipper about the allegation. "I don’t have nearly enough information and I would defer to MLB on any of those questions,” Van Wagenen said Thursday morning before he departed from the GM Meetings. Beltran is one of three Major League managers connected to the Astros’ scandal, according to The Athletic. Astros’ manager A.J. Hinch and Red Sox manager Alex Cora are also allegedly involved.

The Houston Astros were accused in a bombshell story Tuesday of running an elaborate scheme in 2017 that New york yankees' aaron judge, brian A Twitter user, who goes by the handle Jomboy, broke down at least one instance in 2017 where the Astros allegedly were stealing signs .

Sign - stealing has existed nearly as long as the game of baseball has been played. And some suspect the Astros to be guilty of more than just sign - stealing . Earlier this year, Bauer questioned how his old rival Gerrit Cole could suddenly increase spin rate after Houston acquired him from Pittsburgh.

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According to MLB.com, the Astros batted 10 balls off Flexen that had an exit velocity exceeding 96 mph in four innings (!!!). Springer's home run, specifically, had a 107 mph EV. He grounded out earlier in the game on a scorched 106.9 mph grounder.

Just look at those emojis:

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No wonder the Mets thought something was amiss.

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Report: MLB asking Astros players about different sign-stealing methods .
Major League Baseball's investigation into allegations that the Houston Astros stole signs electronically over the past three seasons has led to another twist. The league is asking players in the organization about a variety of sign-stealing techniques, including buzzing Band-Aid-like wearable stickers, furtive earpieces, and pitch-picking algorithms, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The wide-ranging accusations about the Astros' methods areThe league is asking players in the organization about a variety of sign-stealing techniques, including buzzing Band-Aid-like wearable stickers, furtive earpieces, and pitch-picking algorithms, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.

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