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Whistleblower Mike Fiers says he's received death threats since exposing Astros' sign-stealing scheme

Astros whistleblower Mike Fiers said Thursday he has received death threats since he exposed Houston's 2017 electronic sign-stealing scheme.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Houston, Usa Today, Astros, Mike Fiers


MLB 2020 odds and American League West win total predictions: What to do with the Astros?

AL WEST REGULAR SEASON WIN TOTALS HOUSTON ASTROS – O/U 94.5 Last season: Over 96.5 by 11 wins Where to even begin with the Astros? The banging scandal has rocked baseball to its core. The GM and head coach are fired.
Tags: News, Gm, Mlb, Houston, Houston Astros, Astros


Mike Fiers, the Astros whistleblower, says he's received death threats

Mike Fiers, the Major League Baseball pitcher who was the whistleblower in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme, has said that he has received death threats.
Tags: Cnn, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Astros, Mike Fiers


J.D. Martinez shares new revelation about Astros sign-stealing in 2018 playoffs

Mike Fiers didn't blow the lid on the Houston Astros' sign-stealing operation until this year. But the Boston Red Sox knew what the Astros were up to entering the 2018 American League Championship Series -- thanks to a tip from Fiers. That's according to Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez, who revealed Thursday that Fiers made him aware of the Astros' illegal sign-stealing system before the 2018 playoffs.
Tags: News, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Houston Astros, Astros, J D Martinez, Fiers, Mike Fiers


MLB was told about the Astros’ system years ago and did nothing

Yesterday he talked to the Boston media about his time in Oakland. Specifically, he talked about how, when he played there, he and the rest of the A's learned about the specifics of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme from teammate Mike Fiers, who was traded to Oakland in August of that season. According to Lucroy, the Athletics informed Major League Baseball about their experience with the Astros, but no investigation was started until Fiers went on the record with The Athletic in Novemb...
Tags: News, Boston, Mlb, Athletics, Oakland, Major League Baseball, Lucroy, Astros, Fiers, Mike Fiers


4 PR Lessons From the Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

A significant part of public relations isn’t just communicating with the media to pitch them and share positive developments about client projects — it’s also about being frank, open and professional with journalists during a time of chaos and crisis. When the Houston Astros were caught using illegal sign-stealing methods during its World Series-winning 2017 season, their response was inadequate at best. Prior to the 2020 season, after the cheating scandal had become public, Astros owner...
Tags: Sports, Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Pr, Mlb, St Louis, Houston Astros, Thought Leadership, Rob Manfred, Crane, Astros, Jim Crane, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Steve Turner, Press Conferences


'SNITCH!': David Ortiz Tears Into MLB Whistleblower Who Exposed Houston Astros Cheating

Retired Red Sox icon David Ortiz slammed the whistleblower who exposed the cheating scheme used by the Houston Astros in 2017, when the team won the World Series. “I'm mad at this guy, the pitcher that came out talking about it,” Ortiz said on Thursday, referring to former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers. Fiers, who's now with the Oakland A's, detailed the sign-stealing scheme in the off-season, telling The Athletic that Astros personnel set up a video feed that focused on the opposing ...
Tags: News, Mlb, Oakland, Red Sox, Houston Astros, Ortiz, Astros, David Ortiz, Mike Fiers Fiers


Anthony Rizzo trolls Astros, makes prediction for post-cheating scandal

Anthony Rizzo's got jokes. Thursday, Rizzo poked fun at the Houston Astros cheating scandal. The Cubs first baseman posted on his Instagram story "I think it's safe to say I won't lead the league in hit by pitches this year..."
Tags: News, Instagram, Houston Astros, Cubs, Rizzo, Astros, Anthony Rizzo


Little League teams are dropping the Astros name in the wake of club's cheating scandal

The Houston Astros baseball cheating scandal may be a problem that stays in the Major Leagues, but the lesson is trickling down to local Little Leagues.
Tags: News, Stories, Little League, Houston Astros, Astros, Major Leagues


Corey Seager may be a forgotten man in Dodgers’ loaded lineup

GLENDALE, Ariz. >> The question catches Corey Seager off guard, like a ground ball taking an unexpected hop. Do you think people have forgotten how good you are? “I don’t know how to answer that question,” Seager says with a laugh. “Um, I don’t really know. I mean, I don’t think about that. I don’t know that I’ve ever thought about that. My place is just to go out, compete and perform. Do what you can.” Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Corey Seager takes batting practice during spring training wo...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Alexander, Roberts, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, GLENDALE Ariz, Astros, Whicker


Cheating makes the Astros, for better or worse, America's team

Our national pastime couldn't be more appropriately represented now than by a nationally loathed, orange-clad team that conned its way to a throne writes Lance Gould
Tags: America, Cnn, Astros


Opinion: The Astros' cutthroat cheat code

The Houston Astros are cheaters. That is the conclusion of an investigation by Major League Baseball: Its players had concocted a scheme to tip off its hitters in real time as to precisely which pitches they would be receiving from the opposing pitchers.
Tags: News, Stories, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Astros


Opinion: Cheating makes the Astros, for better or worse, America's team

The Houston Astros are cheaters. That is the conclusion of an investigation by Major League Baseball: Its players had concocted a scheme to tip off its hitters in real time as to precisely which pitches they would be receiving from the opposing pitchers.
Tags: News, America, Stories, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Astros


The Astros' cutthroat cheat code

The Houston Astros are cheaters. That is the conclusion of an investigation by Major League Baseball: Its players had concocted a scheme to tip off its hitters in real time as to precisely which pitches they would be receiving from the opposing pitchers.
Tags: News, Stories, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Astros


David Ortiz calls ex-Astros pitcher Mike Fiers a 'snitch' for going public about sign-stealing

Legendary Red Sox slugger David Oritz takes issue with ex-Astros pitcher winning a World Series and waiting two years to expose sign-stealing scandal.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Red Sox, Astros, David Ortiz, Mike Fiers, David Oritz


Jim Crane thought the heat over sign-stealing would blow over by spring training

The Astros' sign-stealing story broke in November, a steady drumbeat of coverage of it lasted through December and into January, when Rob Manfred's report came out about it. The report was damning and, in its wake, Houston's manager and general manger were both suspended and then fired. After that a steady stream of media reports came out which not only made the whole affair seem even worse than Manfred's report suggested, but which also suggested that, on some level, Major L...
Tags: News, Mlb, Houston, Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Astros, Jim Crane


New Red Sox catcher Jonathan Lucroy gives unique take on Astros' sign-stealing

Newly signed Boston Red Sox catcher Jonathan Lucroy had the unfortunate experience of seeing the Houston Astros' sign-stealing operation firsthand over the last three years. Major League Baseball handed down unprecedented punishments to the Astros in January after completing an investigation on Houston's in-depth system created to illegally steal signs from opponents. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by ...
Tags: News, Houston, Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Jonathan Lucroy, Celtics, Astros, New Red Sox, NBC Sports Boston


Brett Anderson offers hilarious reason why A's can't cheat like Astros

But if you're wondering if the A's might have a similar system to the one the Astros used, former Athletic Brett Anderson is here to pop your bubble. "I know the A's weren't cheating," Anderson told The Athletic. Because, one, I don't know if they could afford it.
Tags: News, Houston Astros, Anderson, Brett Anderson, Astros


Little League teams from California to Pennsylvania ban 'Astros' nickname after cheating scandal

The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around for some Little League teams.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Pennsylvania, Little League, Usa Today, Astros


Little Leagues from California to Pennsylvania ban 'Astros' nickname after cheating scandal

The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around in some Little Leagues.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Pennsylvania, Usa Today, Astros, Little Leagues


Astros scandal whistleblower Mike Fiers says he does not need extra protection in 2020

Mike Fiers may be on some players' bad sides, prompting commissioner Rob Manfred to say MLB will offer the Oakland A's righty protection in 2020.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Mlb, Oakland, Usa Today, Rob Manfred, Astros, Mike Fiers


A's Mike Fiers responds to Rob Manfred's vow to protect him this season

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to the media Tuesday and addressed some additional questions surrounding the Astros' cheating scandal. The A's pitcher was at the base of bringing the Astros' sign-stealing to surface by going on the record in a November interview with The Athletic. After exposing Houston, Fiers received scrutiny, mainly from Astros fans.
Tags: News, Mlb, Houston Astros, Rob Manfred, Astros, Mike Fiers, Houston Fiers


Joe Girardi doesn't see penalty for Astros players as a deterrent

The calls for Astros players to get suspended have gotten louder and louder as players have descended upon Florida and Arizona for spring training this past week. From Cody Bellinger to Mike Trout to Trevor Bauer to Nick Markakis and everywhere in between, players have made clear how angry they are about Houston's cheating scandal. It's going to take a long time for Astros players to gain back the respect of their peers.
Tags: Florida, News, Arizona, Mlb, Houston, Astros, Joe Girardi, Mike Trout, Nick Markakis, Trevor Bauer, Cody Bellinger


'People need to speak their truth': Even with Gerrit Cole in the room, Yankees players continue to rip Astros

The Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS in 2017 and 2019, and New York's players continue to vent their frustrations about the scandal that has rocked baseball.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, New York, News, Usa Today, Yankees, Astros, Gerrit Cole


Manfred missed the signs with Astros' punishment

It seems MLB commissioner Rob Manfred never saw the backlash coming over his decision not to punish Astros players in the sign-stealing scandal. Now he's paying the price.
Tags: News, Mlb, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Astros


Alex Wood back in blue, with inside track to spot in Dodgers’ rotation

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seems like old times – but not quite. Acquired by the Dodgers in a midseason 2015 trade with the Atlanta Braves, Alex Wood faced the same situation each of the next three springs. The Dodgers were loaded with starters and he always seemed to be on the bubble, fighting for one of those spots in the rotation and trying to avoid a move to the bullpen. More often than not, he was successful. Wood made 62 starts for the Dodgers from 2016-18, going 26-14 with a 3.29 ERA and making th...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Seattle, Wood, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati, Alexander, Tulsa, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Friedman


Stanton: I would have hit 80-plus homers if I knew pitches

New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton imagined having the advantage the Houston Astros gained in their scam. Stanton agreed with teammate Aaron Judge that the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series title and that they kept on cheating during the 2019 season. Major League Baseball concluded the Astros used a video camera to steal catcher's signs in 2017, including during the postseason, and in 2018.
Tags: News, Giancarlo Stanton, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Aaron, Astros, Stanton


LeBron James criticizes MLB commissioner's handling of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal

Astros cheating scandal: Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of athletes speaking out against baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.
Tags: Cnn, Mlb, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Astros, Rob Manfred, Astros


Spring Training Report: MLB Enters Spring Training Under A Dark Cloud

(CBS DFW/CBS Local) — Every team across the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues has now reported to spring training. While optimism abounds, as it does in the days before before the games count, MLB finds itself under a dark cloud. More could be lurking on the horizon. The offseason revealed that the Houston Astros systematically stole signs during their 2017 run. Some punishments were meted out, though current players weren’t affected, and the team retained its 2017 World Series title. Pending in the...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Boston, Sports, Mlb, Houston, Boston Red Sox, Yankees, Twins, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks


Giancarlo Stanton believes Astros were cheating in 2018-19: 'Only sorry because you got caught'

Giancarlo Stanton is the latest star to lash out at the Astros. He, like others, believes their 2017 World Series title should be vacated.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Giancarlo Stanton, Usa Today, Astros