Players react as MLB punishes Astros for sign-stealing

Players react as MLB punishes Astros for sign-stealing

After MLB commissioner Rob Manfred handed out his historic punishments to the Houston Astros for his determination on Monday that they had stolen signs using a camera-based systems, players both active and retired from other teams chimed in with their thoughts about the suspensions and about cheating.

The punishments handed down — a $5 million fine, lost draft picks, and 2020 suspensions for both general manager Jeff Luhnow and field manager AJ Hinch, among other penalties — triggered more than reactions, but also harsh consequences. Both Luhnow and Hinch were fired by team owner Jim Crane as a consequence of MLB’s announcement.

Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger was particularly pointed in his reactions, pointing out what was at stake in particular:





Perhaps predictably, Trevor Bauer wasn’t shy about sharing his opinion, tweeting a reference to the popular Kermit the Frog sipping tea meme attached to Hinch’s past comments about cheating accusations:

MLB News

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January 13, 2020 at 01:00PM

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