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Sport MLB players react to new Astros cheating conspiracy theory with anger, disbelief

04:40  17 january  2020
04:40  17 january  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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.

Former Astros hurler and current Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers, along with three other players , went on the record to expose The first players we all wanted to hear from were members of the New York Yankees, who lost to this alleged cheating team in Game 7 of the ALCS, and the Dodgers, who

Now, an MLB investigation into the Astros ’ culture in the wake of the team’ s firing of assistant general manager Brandon Taubman could be expanded to Taubman, a former Astros executive, purposely shouted in the direction of female reporters about how happy he was that the team had acquired

January is typically the quietest time for Major League Baseball news.

  MLB players react to new Astros cheating conspiracy theory with anger, disbelief © AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Not this year.

The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal has taken center stage in the sports news cycle, and the buzz hasn’t died down one bit since the league announced its punishments on Monday.

In fact, it has only continued to build over the last 72 hours as A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow of the Astros, Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox, and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, all lost their respective manager and general manager jobs due to their connection to the scandal.

Now comes an entirely new conspiracy theory that is making the rounds after a Twitter account that claimed to be Carlos Beltran’s niece suggested Astros players wore buzzers under their jerseys that would signal which pitch was coming. Keen observers and Twitter sleuths alike quickly jumped on the bandwagon, leading to another uproar of anger and disbelief from around the league.

Here is the list of candidates Astros are considering to replace A.J. Hinch

  Here is the list of candidates Astros are considering to replace A.J. Hinch The Houston Astros are in need of a new manager after firing A.J. Hinch and already have a list of candidates they are considering. According to FOX 26 in Houston’s Mark Berman, the Astros have numerous candidates on their list, which includes veteran managers like Jeff Banister, Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter and Bruce Bochy. Current Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Cubs third base coach Will Venable, and Dodgers special assistant Raul Ibanez are others they are considering.

Active and former players took to social media to share their thoughts about the fallout in Houston. Doug Glanville explains that firing AJ Hinch and Jeff Lunhow was the best move for the Astros so they can set the tone for the organization going forward.

Conspiracy theories vary in subject but are ultimately rooted in the idea that there is some singular enemy to blame and that life is not essentially a confusingly chaotic Kafka-esque nightmare of accidents and opportunism. In a simpler time, conspiracy theories were generally harmless and somewhat

Here are some of the reactions from current and former players:

Jose Altuve, the three-time American League batting champion and AL MVP in 2017, has been at the center of the new allegations. He issued an immediate denial on Thursday, saying he’s ‘never, ever’ worn an electronic device designed to tip pitches.

MLB says it "explored wearable devices during the investigation but found no evidence to substantiate it.” But that hasn’t stopped players from taking shots at Altuve and his teammates.

That includes the always outspoken Trevor Bauer.

Needless to say, this story isn’t going away anytime soon. With spring training less one month away, the anger is not going to subside before the new campaign officially begins. In fact, it could keep right on building as new information comes to the surface.

If that turns out to be true, this might be the most tension-filled season in MLB history.

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Justin Verlander Surprises BBWAA Dinner With Ill-Timed Comment on Astros Technological Advancements .
Either Justin Verlander takes this whole sign-stealing scandal far too lightly, or he needs someone to read over his speeches with a fine-tooth comb. JV accepted the AL Cy Young Award at the BBWAA dinner Saturday night, and in his speech dared to make some comments on the Astros' "technological and analytical advancements." This was greeted by some laughter in the room, but we're not sure if Verlander meant it as a joke. For his sake, we hope not.

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