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« Reply #320 on: November 19, 2019, 03:24:23 pm »
Manfred speaks:

 Major League Baseball's investigation into the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal remains underway but no other teams are currently under suspicion, commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters Wednesday.

"I have no reason to believe it extends beyond the Astros at this point in time," Manfred said at the owners meetings in Arlington, Texas, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.

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« Reply #321 on: November 19, 2019, 03:50:06 pm »
Manfred is protecting the MLB brand. Ole Miss beat Alabama twice and the SEC and NCAA came down on the interlopers like a hailstorm. We're MLB interlopers, trespassing on the rightful territory of NY, Boston, and LA. What combination of fines, suspensions, and draft picks will this cost?

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« Reply #322 on: November 19, 2019, 03:52:01 pm »
https://twitter.com/AstrosCounty/status/1196907597800103938?s=19

https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2855354-you-cant-trust-nobody-inside-mlbs-war-on-high-tech-sign-stealing.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true


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Predictably, nobody in the game is willing to publicly finger those who were cheating or those whom they believe might be cheating. But given assurances of anonymity, several league sources indicate the Astros, Dodgers, Red Sox, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks have been especially adept with technological surveillance. One source mentions the Cubs and Washington Nationals dabble a bit "but not as much as others." Another source says the Indians, while still another notes the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers once were suspected as well.

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« Reply #323 on: November 19, 2019, 04:13:53 pm »
Manfred is protecting the MLB brand. Ole Miss beat Alabama twice and the SEC and NCAA came down on the interlopers like a hailstorm. We're MLB interlopers, trespassing on the rightful territory of NY, Boston, and LA. What combination of fines, suspensions, and draft picks will this cost?

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« Reply #324 on: November 19, 2019, 04:22:39 pm »
I am really disappointed in Manfred. He just became a hatchet man for the evil empire. A quisling pusilanimous cur.
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« Reply #325 on: November 19, 2019, 04:26:04 pm »
I’m starting to here speculation that Luhnow could be looking at a lifetime ban similar to Coppawhatever his name was with the Braves, if it can be shown he knew about and approved of this tactic.


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« Reply #326 on: November 19, 2019, 04:28:49 pm »
Maybe Manfred can use all his commissioner super powers to impose a really drastic punishment on the Astros, like forcing them at gunpoint to change leagues. Oh, wait ...

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« Reply #327 on: November 19, 2019, 04:29:46 pm »
I’m starting to here speculation that Luhnow could be looking at a lifetime ban similar to Coppawhatever his name was with the Braves, if it can be shown he knew about and approved of this tactic.


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« Reply #328 on: November 19, 2019, 04:48:42 pm »
I’m starting to here speculation that Luhnow could be looking at a lifetime ban similar to Coppawhatever his name was with the Braves, if it can be shown he knew about and approved of this tactic.
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Re: More controversy
« Reply #329 on: November 19, 2019, 04:52:51 pm »
I’m starting to here speculation that Luhnow could be looking at a lifetime ban similar to Coppawhatever his name was with the Braves, if it can be shown he knew about and approved of this tactic.


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Oh, please. Lifetime ban. Did you “here” this on MLB Radio too?  Crazily talk.
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« Reply #330 on: November 19, 2019, 05:01:31 pm »
I hope Rosenthal saw that Manfred quote and says "Oh yeah?"


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« Reply #331 on: November 19, 2019, 05:41:53 pm »
If the grift is that “no other teams are being investigated” then I expect the Astros punishment to be relatively light. They will not go down quietly.
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« Reply #332 on: November 19, 2019, 06:06:48 pm »
I speculate that the punishment could be that the entire Astros roster will be turned over to the Brewers.

There. Now you can all go forth and tell everyone that you have heard speculation of this.

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« Reply #333 on: November 19, 2019, 06:30:58 pm »
I speculate that the punishment could be that the entire Astros roster will be turned over to the Brewers.

There. Now you can all go forth and tell everyone that you have heard speculation of this.

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« Reply #334 on: November 19, 2019, 06:44:19 pm »
I speculate that the punishment could be that the entire Astros roster will be turned over to the Brewers.

There. Now you can all go forth and tell everyone that you have heard speculation of this.

Now you’re talking! Make them Brewers; case solved.

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« Reply #335 on: November 19, 2019, 06:57:09 pm »
So now it's buzzing bandages. Ok, so why the fuck are people banging on trash cans then?

Let's throw a bunch of shit at a wall and see what sticks, I guess. 

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« Reply #336 on: November 19, 2019, 08:56:07 pm »
Hopefully others in the media will pick up on this as well:

https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2019/11/19/whitewash-rob-manfred-says-he-doesnt-think-sign-stealing-extends-beyond-the-astros/

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“Right now, we are focused on the information that we have with respect to the Astros. I’m not going to speculate on whether other people are going to be involved. We’ll deal with that if it happens, but I’m not going to speculate about that. I have no reason to believe it extends beyond the Astros at this point in time.”

This is simply incredible. As in literally not credible.

It’s not credible because, just last week, in the original story in The Athletic, it was reported that the Astros system was set up by two players, one of whom was “a hitter who was struggling at the plate and had benefited from sign stealing with a previous team, according to club sources . . .


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Re: More controversy
« Reply #339 on: November 20, 2019, 06:49:35 am »
Everyone's talking, few of them know
The rest are pretending, they put on a show
And if there's a message I guess this is it
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