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Sport Astros owner says players will apologize for sign-stealing scandal at spring training

06:45  22 january  2020
06:45  22 january  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.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 cheating scandal : Jim Crane says players will apologize and 'ask for forgiveness' in It sounds like that point will be spring training . Tuesday night Astros owner Jim Crane told reporters Crane said the players who've spoken have been "holding back a bit" and are apparently awaiting

Sticking with the prevalent theme since the sign - stealing scandal news broke, there was no The players , Luhnow, owner Jim Crane, everyone. I get that the players and the franchise are in a I'm sure the Astros players will take this "us against the world" mentality into the new season because

Houston Astros players are planning to apologize for the roles they played in the sign-stealing scandal once they report to spring training, owner Jim Crane revealed on Tuesday.

Jim Crane wearing a suit and tie: Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says players will apologize for sign-stealing scandal, ask forgiveness at spring training. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says players will apologize for sign-stealing scandal, ask forgiveness at spring training. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

According to MLB.com’s Alyson Footer, the expected apology comes in response to criticism that was hurled at players for not addressing the subject in a more contrite manner at the team’s FanFest event last weekend.

Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman were the two most prominent players to speak to the media at the event. Neither had much to say, though Altuve made headlines for assuring Astros fans that the team would return to the World Series. Bregman would only dismiss accusations that players wore buzzers at the plate, calling those rumors “stupid.”

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

  Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal.Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they won the 2017 World Series and led Boston to the title the following year in his first season as manager. Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired on Monday, an hour after Manfred suspended them for the 2020 season for their role in the cheating scheme.

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

Shortly after the penalization was announced, Astros owner Jim Crane swiftly took further action, firing Hinch and Luhnow. In the Commissioner's release, Cora was found to be instrumental in "developing" the club's sign - stealing schemes and was said to "implicitly condone the players ' conduct."

Those hoping the players would accept some form of responsibility for a scheme that cost manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs were left disappointed. But Crane is confident the players will make that right when training camp opens.

From MLB.com:

"When we get down to spring training, we'll all get them together and they'll come out with a strong statement as a team and, I think, apologize for what happened and move forward," Crane said Tuesday.

"A couple of guys that have been interviewed have been holding back a little bit. We need to get them a little more time to get together in Spring Training. Everybody's split up [geographically]. We're going to sit in a room and talk about it and then we're going to come out and address the press -- all of them will address the press either as a group or individually.

Carlos Beltran Reportedly Didn't Tell Yankees Anything About Astros' Sign-Stealing Strategies in 2019

  Carlos Beltran Reportedly Didn't Tell Yankees Anything About Astros' Sign-Stealing Strategies in 2019 The latest news coming out about Carlos Beltran's role in the sign-stealing controversy will come as some relief to Yankees fans who may have been worried about their part in the scandal. Information was revealed Wednesday that Beltran did not share his role in the 2017 Astros scandal with the Yankees in 2019. Furthermore, it removes the notion that Beltran shared Houston's sign-stealing system with the Yankees. If New York did break the rules in 2019, it was not because of Beltran, leaving MLB one step further from investigating those in the Bronx for such wrongdoings.Adding to this: Beltran did not share with the Yankees what Houston did in 2017.

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign - stealing scandal faced their fans for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme.

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign - stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the “We have to talk about it at spring training and try not to let things in the past distract us for for next year.”

"Quite frankly, we'll apologize for what happened, ask forgiveness and move forward."

Given the amount of anger that has stemmed from the scandal, forgiveness will be hard to come by.

Even if the players had apologized sooner, the damage many feel they’ve done to the integrity of the game is an unforgivable act. Not helping matters is the fact no players have been punished in connection to the scandal even though many were heavily involved. That could lead to some policing being done on the field.

Astros pitchers and catchers will report to spring training on Feb. 13. The team’s first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 17. Somewhere in there is when we should expect the apology.

In the meantime, Crane was honored as Houston’s top sports executive on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, he’ll return his focus to repairing the club’s image. The next step will be hiring a new manager. Crane hopes to have that done by Feb. 3.

Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3

  Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3 HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a new manager by Feb. 3. The Astros need a new manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday, hours after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for a year for the team's sign-stealing scandal.Crane said Friday that he's interviewed a number of candidates this week and has some more to talk to in the coming days. Crane refused to answer directly when asked if former Astros player and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio was a possibility for the job.

A number of Major League Baseball players have expressed their opinions on the Houston Astros ’ sign - stealing scandal , but That changed Saturday, when star third baseman Alex Bregman finally addressed the situation. Bregman was asked about the scandal at the team’s annual fan fest Saturday.

Altuve, Bregman discuss sign - stealing scandal . The buzzer rumors came on the heels of the fallout from the nine-page report released Monday in which MLB laid out how Astros players spearheaded an effort to use video equipment and a feed from a center-field camera to steal opposing pitchers’ signs

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For Griffey, the sport is bigger than a local fan base or personal stats. He believes this scandal disrespects the integrity of the game. "Not only are we representing the city we play in, but the entire baseball family," Griffey said. "This is my sport and it's tough. You look at teams that have that technology. Are they willing to sacrifice the integrity of baseball?"It makes it tough for everybody."Griffey, 50, was in Tallahassee on Saturday with his wife Melissa and their son Tevin for his football recruiting visit to Florida A&M. Tevin, a three-star cornerback from Dr.

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