Lucey: MLB suffers black eye, but not another Black Sox Scandal

From SABR member Bill Lucey at Daily News Gems on January 26, 2020:

The dust hasn’t settled yet over the sign-stealing scandal impacting Major League Baseball.

More sign stealing machinations, this time by the Red Sox might be disclosed by MLB in the coming weeks. The Houston Astros, to be sure, are still smarting from the punishment handed down by Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Astros skipper A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, after being suspended for a year, were swiftly fired by Astros owner Jim Crane and sent on their way.

Alex Cora, bench coach for the Astros in 2017 and implicated in the sign-stealing investigation was also cut loose as manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Newly appointed Mets manager Carlos Beltran, a member of the 2017 Astros team and identified as one of the players who pushed for decoding signals was sent to the Tower as well by Mets COO Fred Wilpon.

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Originally published: January 27, 2020. Last Updated: January 27, 2020.