• Rob Manfred discusses Astros investigation

    25 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the ongoing investigation of the Astros organization at this week's owner's meetings, ESPN's Jeff Passan writes. The league began looking into the Astros on the heels of a report from The Athletic wherein four former employees, including right-hander Mike Fiers, detailed a practice in which the Astros utilized center-field cameras to steal pitch signs and alert the hitter to what pitch was about to be thrown. “I'm not going to speculate on whether other people are going to be involved,” Manfred told reporters today. “We'll deal with...
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  • Whitewash: Rob Manfred says he doesn't think sign stealing extends beyond the Astros

    25 days ago - By HardballTalk

    The Commissioner's words are simply not credible. This sounds like a whitewash in the making.
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  • Rob Manfred Has ‘No Reason' To Believe Other MLB Teams Stealing Signs

    25 days ago - By NESN

    The Houston Astros are at the center of Major League Baseball news for all the wrong reasons.
    Houston allegedly electronically stole signs during the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of course, the Astros went on to win in seven games.
    There has been plenty of video evidence showcased by Twitter user Jomboy showing how the team potentially pulled it off by banging on an object that alerts the batters what kind of pitch is coming. But it also happened throughout the season, not just the postseason, video evidence suggests. It was an elaborate system that really only could...
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  • Rob Manfred wants us to think Astros were alone - and he's ready to hammer them

    Rob Manfred wants us to think Astros were alone - and he's ready to hammer them

    25 days ago - By New York Post

    As MLB investigates possible illegal sign stealing, commissioner Rob Manfred says the league is zeroed in on the Astros and not other clubs. “Right now we are focused on the information that we have with respect to the Astros,” Manfred told reporters Tuesday after touring the Rangers' new stadium in Arlington, Texas, the site of...
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  • Manfred: 'No reason to believe' sign-stealing scandal goes beyond Astros

    25 days ago - By TheScore

    Major League Baseball's investigation into the Houston Astros ' sign-stealing scandal remains underway but no other teams are currently under suspicion, commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters Wednesday. "I have no reason to believe it extends beyond the Astros at this point in time," Manfred said at the owners meetings in Arlington, Texas, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The league opened an investigation into the 2017 World Series champion Astros last week after reports surfaced that the team used electronic equipment to steal opponents' pitching signs. The Astros are accused of...
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  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred opens up about Astros sign-stealing investigation

    25 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred opened up about recent allegations regarding the Houston Astros and sign stealing from the 2017 season. Needless to say, the league takes these allegations seriously. Manfred more than confirmed that on Tuesday. As Manfred notes, there's no timetable for findings as MLB conducts a “very active and really, really thorough” investigation. The MLB head also said he doesn't believe other teams were involved in the sign-stealing scandal. Video evidence during the Astros' run to the 2017 World Series title seems to back up claims that the...
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  • Manfred says he has broad authority for Astros discipline

    25 days ago - By Sportsnet

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be completed by next season and says he has broad authority to impose discipline beyond fines, the loss of amateur draft picks and taking away international signing bonus pool allocation.
    Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers said that when he was with Houston in 2017, the Astros stole signs during home games by using a camera positioned in centre field, The Athletic reported last week.
    Speaking Tuesday ahead of an owners' meeting, Manfred says an "allegation that relates to a...
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  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred comments on Astros sign-stealing allegations, 'really thorough' investigation

    25 days ago - By CBSSports

    The league has yet to announce any sort of discipline against the Astros
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  • Rob Manfred: MLB Conducting 'Really, Really Thorough Investigation' of Astros

    25 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday the league office has started an extensive investigation into whether the Houston Astros used technology to steal opponent signs starting in the 2017 season...
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  • Commissioner Rob Manfred discusses Astros' sign-stealing investigation

    25 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Major League Baseball continues to investigate the bombshell allegations that surfaced against the Houston Astros last week, and commissioner Rob Manfred hinted on Tuesday that the punishment could be severe if it is determined that they did, in fact, steal signs electronically. While speaking at the start of the MLB owners' meetings, Manfred alluded to the memos he issued to teams regarding sign stealing prior to the start of last season, which stated that future violations could be subject to sanctions like the loss of draft picks. He basically indicated he has the power to drop the...
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