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Sport MLB players react to Astros' apology for stealing signs: 'They didn't own up to anything'

19:55  13 february  2020
19:55  13 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Astros' Carlos Correa fights fire with fire on sign-stealing, fails to lower temperature

  Astros' Carlos Correa fights fire with fire on sign-stealing, fails to lower temperature The Houston shortstop went on the offensive at spring training. In essence, he spoke for an organization that had failed to deliver a clear and convincing message in recent days.

It took months, but the Houston Astros finally apologized for the team’s 2017 sign-stealing scandal. The team held a press conference Thursday in which Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman read prepared statements and owner Jim Crane answered questions. Following that presser, the Astros opened the clubhouse, giving Astros players the opportunity to address the issue.

Jim Crane, Mike Trout are posing for a picture: The Astros apologized, but opposing players weren't happy about it. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports The Astros apologized, but opposing players weren't happy about it. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

For months, this is all many around the game wanted. Opposing players wanted the Astros to take accountability for cheating and show remorse for their actions.

Report: MLB discussing rules to combat electronic sign-stealing

  Report: MLB discussing rules to combat electronic sign-stealing We had to see this coming, no? Major League Baseball has finally remained a topic of discussion for the duration of its offseason, but, of course, it's been for all of the wrong reasons. The Houston Astros' sign-stealing operation hasn't gone a day without making waves, and the team's supposed "apology" this week only added more fuel to the fire.

If the early reactions are to be believed, opposing players — and former players — weren’t satisfied with what they heard from the Astros on Thursday.

A few players took issue with the way the team handled the situation.

But the majority of the complaints came after Crane told reporters he didn’t think the Astros’ sign-stealing had an impact on games. That comment struck a nerve.

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Hinch breaks silence in first interview since firing .
Former Astros manager A.J. Hinch maden his first public comments since being fired on Jan. 13.Former Astros manager A.J. Hinch's interview with MLB Network was his first since being suspended and fired in the wake of the team's electronic sign-stealing scandal.

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