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Sport Buster Olney: Astros Could Face 'Retribution' From Opposing Pitchers

17:31  17 january  2020
17:31  17 january  2020 Source:   thebiglead.com

Astros could learn punishment soon for sign stealing: Sources

  Astros could learn punishment soon for sign stealing: Sources Astros could learn punishment soon for sign stealing: SourcesWith witnesses admitting that the Astros used a system to relay pitch types to batters before they were thrown, according to sources, MLB's coming decisions are twofold: whom to discipline and how harshly to do so.

Olney : Could the Mets really deal Jacob deGrom to the Yankees? The Astros ’ bullpen situation is seemingly even more undefined, with Hinch so flummoxed in his search for reliable No opposing starter has thrown a pitch in the eighth inning against L.A., and in 13 October games for the Dodgers

603d Buster Olney . Olney : Can the union achieve its goals in the social media era? The ace pitchers who once lorded over the art of pitching aren’t nearing extinction yet, but there are fewer than ever before, adding even more value to those trusted to face the enemy lineup a third or even a fourth

The fallout from the Astros' cheating scandal is still mounting, and doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime soon. One thing I hadn't thought of but makes sense is a point that Buster Olney brought up on Get Up today: Opposing pitchers could throw at them all season like Ryan Dempster beaned A-Rod following his steroid suspension:

a baseball player holding a bat in front of a crowd© Provided by The Big Lead

Baseball has been part of the national sports conversation this week more than I can remember in decades. Discussion of this scandal has arguably eclipsed coverage of the NFL conference championship games this weekend. It would be something to behold if Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman or other Astros start getting beaned regularly in retribution for sign-stealing (and perhaps other, more nefarious cheating as well).

Why Carlos Beltran doesn't deserve to be fired as Mets manager — yet

  Why Carlos Beltran doesn't deserve to be fired as Mets manager — yet What Carlos Beltran did as a player in 2017 shouldn't have any bearing on what he's going to do as a manager now. That includes his punishment — or lack of one.Now, after the firing of A.J. Hinch and the dismissal of Alex Cora, Beltrán is now in the crosshairs — at least when it comes to the court of public opinion. But, the truth is, Beltrán deserves a chance.

Buster Olney (ESPN+). 2. Individual opponents . Aaron Judge finished second to Altuve in the How about all of the pitchers Houston pounded that summer with aid from the sign stealing You could say the same for the other players on the '17 Astros who might not have shared in the sign stealing.

442d Buster Olney . Olney : Billy Hamilton could be a real weapon on the right team. There has been a lot of focus on the high-end position players and starting pitchers who figure to be free agents next fall: Bryce Harper , Manny Machado , Josh Donaldson and perhaps Clayton Kershaw , who can opt

It is going to be a wild baseball season.

Related slideshow: MLB offseason moves (Provided by imagn)

a baseball player wearing a red hat: The Minnesota Twins agree to terms with Josh Donaldson on a 4-year, $92 million contract. 

Bill Shaikin: Sign-stealing scandal: Should MLB restrict the use of technology or embrace it? .
This used to pass for baseball analysis: "He hit the ball a country mile." No disrespect toward previous generations of broadcasters, but any announcer making that comment today would be mocked and derided. That call has been transformed by technology. We know exactly how fast the pitch was thrown, how far the ball traveled, how hard it was hit and at what angle. Each of those measurements can represent one bit of feedback toward determining the effectiveness of a hitter, or what tweaks he might need to make to his swing.

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