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Reddick says he, teammates have received death threats

On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team's sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members. ''There are undoubtedly concerns out there based on some of the commentary that .. there's a heightened sense of concern to make sure that themselves and their families are protected,'' Clark said Friday after speaking with the Astros. Clark spo...
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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.
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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.
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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: News, Stories, Major League Baseball, Houston 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


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.
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Little League teams in several states are dropping the Houston Astros name in the wake of its 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: Cnn, Little League, Houston Astros, Major Leagues


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: 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


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


Marlins' Aguilar, Astros' Diaz among arbitration winners

Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Houston Astros infielder Aledmys Diaz were among three players to win their arbitration cases Wednesday. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin was also victorious, bringing the number of players to succeed in having their salary demands for 2020 met to four. The teams have won six arbitration cases thus far.
Tags: News, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Aledmys Diaz, Jesus Aguilar, Brian Goodwin, Aguilar Astros Diaz, Wednesday Los Angeles Angels


Ian Kinsler 'doesn’t see any form of punishment' coming for Red Sox 'flawless' sign-stealing system

The Boston Red Sox are still anxiously awaiting the results of an MLB investigation into sign-stealing in 2018, part of a scandal that has marred the team and all of baseball the past two months. Meanwhile, the Houston Astros have been hit with some harsh penalties for a sign-stealing scandal of their own. Cora was a part of Hinch's staff in 2017 as bench coach when the scheme to use real-time video to steal opponents' signals began.
Tags: News, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Houston Astros, Cora, Hinch, Ian Kinsler


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


Baseball Unrest Persists As Angry Players Opine On Houston Astros Scandal

The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal won't go away, as players around the league speak out. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with The Athletic baseball correspondent Evan Drellich about it.
Tags: News, Npr, Houston Astros, Athletic, Mary Louise Kelly, Evan Drellich


How to watch Wilder vs Fury II: Deontay Wilder battles Tyson Fury in a highly anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch

  After a split decision in December 2018, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will rekindle their heavyweight boxing rivalry on Saturday, February 22 in Las Vegas. The PPV fight is available for purchase via both ESPN+ and Fox Sports for $79.99 New subscribers to ESPN+ can buy the fight plus their first month of service for $84.98. Deontay Wilder is defending the WBC heavyweight title, while Tyson Fury is currently considered the lineal champion. The fighter who wins will gain a clear advantage in ...
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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.
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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...
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Should Astros players fear for their safety after the cheating scandal?

While not every Astros player was actively involved in the sign-stealing system, every member of the team during the years in question was complicit in the scandal and they all benefited. There are members of the Los Angeles Dodgers that have reason to believe they were robbed of a World Series, there are countless pitchers and hitters that now know they have been playing on an uneven playing field. Furthermore, it's hard to know exactly what steps the league could possibly take when faced ...
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Aaron Judge and LeBron James Join Chorus of Astros Condemnation

Echoing fellow stars like Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout, the Yankees’ cornerstone player didn’t hold back on the Astros’ cheating-stained title: “You didn’t earn it.”
Tags: News, Cheating, Awards, Baseball, Judge, Yankees, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, James, Manfred, Astros, Jose, LeBron, Mike Trout, Altuve, Bellinger


MLBPA denies Rob Manfred's claim that union blocked Astros interviews until players had immunity

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred attempted to clear the air yet again on Tuesday about his office's handling of Houston Astros' cheating scandal, but one point of contention has triggered a public disagreement with the MLB Players Association. During his news conference on Tuesday, Manfred said his office told the union it was not ruling out disciplinary measure for players as it began its investigation into the Astros in November. According to Manfred, that triggered a s...
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Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros' HBPs

Commissioner Rob Manfred's stern warning covering the intentional beaning of Houston players in the wake of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal hasn't stopped an offshore sports book from publishing odds on a variety of bets related to possible plunkings. Third baseman Alex Bregman, whose news conference apology last week was not well received. The possibility of Houston's hitters being intentionally hit this season has become a topic of discussion after pitchers around the lea...
Tags: News, Houston, Houston Astros, Rob Manfred, Astros, Alex Bregman


Rob Manfred apologizes for ‘piece of metal’ remark, explains why players were granted ‘blanket immunity’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It has not been a good few days for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Possibly the best player in the history of one sport (Mike Trout) called the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros “sad” and said the punishment wasn’t enough. Possibly the best player in the history of an entirely different sport (LeBron James) piled on, calling the commissioner out on Twitter on Tuesday to do something about the “disgusted, mad, hurt, broken” players in his sport – many of whom...
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Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a 'piece of metal'

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal. Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments while trying to deliver a rhetorical point in an interview two days earlier. I referred to the World Series trophy in a disrespectful way, and I want to apologize for it,” Manfred said.
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Aaron Judge (and LeBron James) Join Chorus of Astros Condemnation

Echoing fellow stars like Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout, the Yankees’ cornerstone player didn’t hold back on the Astros’ cheating-stained title: “You didn’t earn it.”
Tags: News, Cheating, Awards, Baseball, Judge, Yankees, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, James, Manfred, Astros, Jose, LeBron, Mike Trout, Altuve, Bellinger