Sport 10 best player reactions to MLB's sign-stealing scandal
After role in Astros' sign-stealing scandal, can Carlos Beltran manage former foes with Mets?
Carlos Beltran, the only player identified in the nine-page MLB report, is now put in an awkward position managing the New York Mets.Alex Cora is the latest to go away, perhaps forever given his integral role in the Astros’ scheme and his likely two-time offender status as manager of the Boston Red Sox, who tossed him aside Tuesday night.
It's been a wild and unprecedented week in Major League Baseball.
The firing of Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch kicked it all off. The departures of Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora and New York Mets skipper Carlos Beltran from their respective clubs took things a step further. But nothing could prepare players - or social media - for the subsequent allegations that some Astros players used a buzzer system attached to their bodies in order to relay signs.
Of course, social media was enthralled by all the conspiracy theories, providing plenty of entertainment. Here are the 10 best tweets from players around the league over the last 48 hours.
Opinion: Astros are still talented, but they are leaderless and flawed
The Astros, who have won a World Series and two AL pennants the last three years, are reporting to spring training as a vulnerable team.The makeup has come off, their hair is now gray and balding, their six-pack has turned into a beer gut, and their face is pockmarked with pimples.
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I would rather face a player that was taking steroids than face a player that knew every pitch that was coming.— Alex Wood (@Awood45)
It doesn't get much more explicit than saying you'd rather face a steroid user than someone who knows what pitch is coming, as Alex Wood of the Los Angeles Dodgers did.
** Houston Asterisks **— Danny Valencia (@dannyvalencia19)
Free agent Danny Valencia threw out an idea for an Astros rebrand.
This is crazy. Truly can’t believe all this shit coming out in baseball. Just going to sit back and see how it all plays out. I know my thoughts but those will stay internal. I’ve learned that “no comment” is the best option at times! Lol— Marcus Stroman (@STR0)
After previouslyat Cora's expense, New York Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman is going to put his feet up.
Red Sox say ditching with Alex Cora was an 'easy decision' – but they're still on the hook
Boston parted ways with their manager, but could still be hit with major punishments if an investigation showed the team cheated in 2018.And it cost him his job.
I need no beers for this lol— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage)
Trevor Bauer is ready to spill the tea, with or without a case of beer.
It was Col. Mustard, in the Study, with the Candlestick.
Prove me wrong— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard)
Noah Syndergaard has this Clue game all figured out. We all know it was Mrs. Peacock, though.
A lot of people in the Astros organization right now— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_)
Milwaukee Brewers lefty Brett Anderson has a guess as to what the atmosphere in the Astros' offices must be like.
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New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman - who gave up Jose Altuve's series-clinching home run - just wants to sit back and watch.
First time I log in since April. What did I miss?
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Cleveland Indians infielder Jose Ramirez just got here. I'm sure teammate Mike Clevinger can fill him in ...
This is where throwing hard has its MF perks BB❄️❄️❄️ so either police it— ❂ Mike ????????ℕ????ℍ????ℕ???? Clevinger ❂ (@Mike_Anthony13) or I’ll get back to my training ????
I hope they make y’all the Montreal Expos, BB❄️❄️❄️— ❂ Mike ????????ℕ????ℍ????ℕ???? Clevinger ❂ (@Mike_Anthony13)
Mike Clevinger started tossing around threats and is also calling for a unique punishment. It's a shame Cleveland doesn't play Houston until the end of June.
I’m of the opinion that this entire cheating scandal was spearheaded by sports illustrated in 2014 when they predicted that the Astros were going to win the World Series in 2017. Confirmed time-travelers and confirmed Illuminati. Thanks for coming to my TedTalk.— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor)
Illuminati confirmed by Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams. It all makes sense.
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Major League Baseball launched an investigation into the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme back in November. Since the Jan. 13 publication of a nine-page report on that investigation, three managers and one executive have lost their jobs and multiple conspiracy theories have been hatched. Here's everything you need to know about MLB's latest scandal so far. What is going on? If you haven't been paying attention to baseball this winter, you might feel a bit like you're finally arriving at the party with the pizzas only to find your home is on fire.
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