Rob Manfred

It’s Time For Major League Baseball To Open Investigations

Major League Baseball couldn't have handled the sign-stealing scandal any worse. And this comes from a guy that lives in Houston, Texas. Major League Baseball, much like the Houston Astros, have  public relations nightmare on their hands.  Each and everyday, there is more and more piled on by players, baseball media, and fans.  Unless MLB takes action, this is only going to get worse. The only way to move past sign-stealing is to completely open up investigations and look at every franchise.  I'm going to look at three key factors that will allow Major League Baseball to clear up any confusion and...

Houston Astros punished for sign-stealing scandal

On Monday afternoon, Major League Baseball laid down a severe punishment to the Houston Astros after completing their investigation into the team's sign-stealing scandal.  Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been suspended for one season. And former Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman will be placed on baseball’s ineligible list. The team will also forfeit their first and second round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, as well as paying a hefty $5 million fine. The scandal first surfaced after a report in The Athletic last November. In the article, former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers stated on-the-record...

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