Players From The Yankees, Indians, Mets, And Other Teams React To The Astros Sign-Stealing Allegations

Reactions By MLB Players To Houston Astros Sign-Stealing Allegations

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The video you see below is from a post-game press conference with Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros after he homered in the 2018 MLB Playoffs.

Bregman was asked, regarding his home run in the game, “Were you looking for him to make a mistake, or, what are you hunting there?”

After taking a few beats to think of his reply, Bregman says “I don’t know” with a sh*t-eating grin on his face, then adds “I don’t know what I was looking for… maybe that pitch?” giving every indication that he knew exactly what pitch was going to be thrown.

Remember, the allegations brought forth in the bombshell report by The Athletic by former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers and others in the Houston organization only referred to the Astros’ World Series-winning 2017 season.

As we have seen time and time again since then in videos compiled by several on the internet, the methods the Astros’ allegedly used to cheat appear to have continued to be used well into the 2019 MLB season.

Opposing pitchers Danny Farquhar, Trevor Bauer, and Carson Smith, as well as former MLB third baseman Trevor Plouffe have all indicated that the believed the Astros were cheating well before The Athletic report was published.

The New York Yankees also accused the Astros of sign-stealing during the 2019 American League Championship Series, after which one MLB team executive said, “They’ve been doing it for years.”

A look at the home and away splits of several key Astros players during the 2017 postseason also appears to reinforce their suspicions.

Perhaps the most incredible part of the illicit sign-stealing accusations is the complete lack of a response from a single current player on the Houston Astros roster.

Former Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran claimed he knew nothing about any cheating, and his splits seem to confirm it, but he is no longer a player and has been forced to discuss it as he takes over the managerial job with the Mets.

Even more striking is the total silence from the previously very outspoken Justin Verlander, just won his second Cy Young Award at the age of 36, and has more than once publicly complained about keeping the playing field equal in MLB.

On the flip side, several of those who are not being silent are some of the MLB players who have had to face the Astros over the past three seasons.

MLB is currently in the midst of an investigation of the Astros’ alleged sign-stealing, which has reportedly been expanded to include the Red Sox.

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