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Sport Bellinger: Astros, Altuve stole title from Dodgers, MVP from Judge

20:50  14 february  2020
20:50  14 february  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Correa calls out Bellinger for comments on Astros' World Series win and Jose Altuve's MVP

  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.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger isn't happy with Houston Astros owner Jim Crane's insistence that his team's sign-stealing "didn't impact the game."

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One day after Crane's comments to reporters regarding Houston's illegal sign-stealing scheme, the 2019 National League MVP called into question the Astros' World Series title and Jose Altuve's 2017 AL MVP win.

"That's just wild. And I don't know if (Crane) meant to say that or not, but that's obviously not true, because knowing what pitch is coming greatly impacts the game," Bellinger said, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

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.

"I thought (MLB commissioner Rob) Manfred's punishment was weak, giving (the players) immunity. I mean, these guys were cheating for three years. I think what people don't realize is Altuve stole an MVP from (Aaron) Judge in '17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us," Bellinger added, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times.

Altuve finished ahead of Judge for the 2017 AL MVP despite the New York Yankees outfielder producing a historic rookie campaign that included 52 home runs and a 1.049 OPS.

Bellinger's verbal barrage toward Altuve didn't stop there, either.

The Dodgers phenom also weighed in on the second baseman's alleged use of a buzzer to inform him of incoming pitches. Both Altuve and Alex Bregman have been accused of wearing buzzers underneath their jerseys, including during Altuve's game-winning home run off of Aroldis Chapman in the 2019 American League Championship Series.

Kenley Jansen says Astros sign-stealing scandal 'killed a lot of young careers'

  Kenley Jansen says Astros sign-stealing scandal 'killed a lot of young careers' PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse at Camelback Ranch was sparsely populated Saturday when an interview with Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, the latest chapter in a saga that refuses to fade, was shown on the televisions in the middle of the room. A day after several Dodgers voiced candid opinions on the Astros' cheating scandal and the organization's subsequent apologies, A day after several Dodgers voiced candid opinions on the Astros’ cheating scandal and the organization’s subsequent apologies, Correa emotionally denied allegations from players around the league who have maintained that the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing wasn’t limited to 2017.

(Source: MLB.com)

"I don't know what human hits a walk-off home run against Aroldis Chapman to send your team to the World Series and, (No. 1), has the thought to say, 'Don't rip my jersey off.' But (No. 2), go into the tunnel, change your shirt, and then come out," Bellinger said, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.

Bellinger is the latest member of the Dodgers to voice his displeasure with the Astros. At the end of January, several members of the team, the club's manager, and front-office executives sounded off about Houston's cheating.

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