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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
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
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.
Sean Manaea was pretty unimpressed with the Astros presser this morning. “They didn’t own up to anything, they all just sort of said the same thing. They want to move on but they haven’t even said what they’ve done.”— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser)
Didn’t think it was possibly but after thepress conference, they look even worse. Have a bigger target on their backs.
Correa calls out Bellinger for comments on Astros' World Series win and Jose Altuve's MVP
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was one of the more vocal apologists in regards to the team's sign-stealing scandal.Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger called out the Astros on Friday, claiming they didn't deserve their 2017 World Series win -- and that José Altuve "stole" the AL MVP from Aaron Judge that season on top of it all.— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair)
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.
Right...they did it because trash can acoustics are good for the soul.
Yes, they had a good team. But of course it impacted the game. If it didn’t impact the game, why continue it? Don’t play the public for fools. Just apologize, be accountable, and move forward.— Michael Young (@MikeyY626)
Your opinion sucks.— Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe)
Oh. My. Goodness.
How can anyone take this man seriously anymore?! ????????????— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler)
Didn’t impact the game lol— Michael Hermosillo (@mhermosillo10)
Aroldis Chapman said he disagrees with Jim Crane’s assertion that the Astros sign stealing had no “impact” on the outcome of games.
Dodgers' Stripling would 'probably' throw at Astros if he faces them
It was already clear that the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to harbor some major bad blood against the Houston Astros.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES)
Let us know what pitches are coming and let’s just see how much it “doesn’t impact the game” ????????????— June Calhoun (@11WillieCalhoun)
— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_)
Did Jim Crane just say “we don’t believe what we did impacted the game”? Hahahahaha this guy is on the moon.— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks)
Somebody must have a buzzer or microphone in Jim Cranes ear because he is dancing all over the place.— Paul Lo Duca (@paulloduca16)
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