The commissioner could have nipped the embarrassing scandal in the bud with a strong statement early on.
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While second baseman Jose Altuve was open and eager to address the sign-stealing scandal at the Astros' winter fan festival, third baseman Alex Bregman was stoic and stingy with his words as the team sets its sights on spring training.
The Houston Astros will interview Dusty Baker for their open manager position next week, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
More than half of MLB fans believe Astros players should have been penalized along with team management in the aftermath of the sign-stealing scandal, according to an online survey conducted on behalf of ESPN.
In the aftermath of the Astros' cheating scandal, a big question lingers for former Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was rocked by Houston during the 2017 World Series: "Was I tipping [pitches], or were they stealing [signs]?"
From video breakdowns to players weighing in, social media shaped MLB's first uniquely 21st-century scandal.
Three days of sign-stealing scandal buildup erupted on social media Thursday, leading to a day of conspiracies and confusion -- and MLB without control of its sport.
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said Friday that he expects to hire a manager to replace AJ Hinch by Feb. 3. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's sign-stealing scandal.
Major League Baseball said Thursday that its investigation into stealing signs found no evidence that any Astros players wore electronic devices that would have notified them of certain pitches, including during the 2019 season.
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The Astros will interview Cubs 3rd base coach Will Venable tomorrow for their vacant manager position.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Social media has been ablaze today with wild conspiracy theories about Astros hitters wearing buzzers that notified them of which pitch was coming, particularly in 2019. In response to that, MLB said it "explored wearable devices during the investigation but found no evidence to substantiate it."
Buster Olney talks to ESPN national baseball writer Marly Rivera in the wake of the Mets parting ways with Carlos Beltrán. They discuss how the Mets got to this point, what Beltrán should do to move past this (7:03), why the timing worked out for the Mets, A.J. Hinch being available in 2021 (15:46), Alex Cora being labeled a cheater and what the reaction will be around baseball when the season starts (20:42).
The Houston Astros and outfielder George Springer agreed Thursday to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, owner and chairman Jim Crane announced.
Carlos Beltran, before beginning his first season on the job with the New York Mets, became the third MLB manager to lose his job as a result of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, joining AJ Hinch and Alex Cora.
Who could fill the unexpected managerial opening in Houston? From veteran MLB skippers to rising stars, here are some names to watch.
The Houston Astros have interviewed Buck Showalter for their managerial vacancy, ESPN has confirmed.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora is out on sign-stealing allegations from the MLB. The charges date back to 2017, when he was the bench coach for the Houston Astros. It's a stunning downfall for a man considered one of the most talented young managers in the game. ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney joins Mina Kimes to explore Cora's career, and his role in this huge baseball scandal.
The Mets are assessing the situation concerning new manager Carlos Beltran's involvement in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal of 2017, sources told ESPN.
From MLB's punishments to managerial changes by the Astros and Red Sox, here are answers to all your questions.
Red Sox officials said Wednesday that fired manager Alex Cora admitted to wrongdoing while with the Astros.
Did the Astros and Alex Cora get what they deserved? How aware were opposing players? Here's what those around the game told us.