Now that baseball is just around the corner, players around the league are sharing their thoughts on the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. Earlier this afternoon, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge commented on his rival’s recent actions.
Cody Bellinger brought up Judge’s name this month when mentioning why the Astros were wrong for what they did. He said you can argue that Jose Altuve stole the MVP award from Judge during the 2017 season.
The All-Star outfielder did say that he was “pretty mad and pretty upset” about the way the Astros handled everything. As for the punishment handed down to Houston from the league, Judge found it rather weak.
Several people around the MLB have blasted the league for not punishing players on the Astros since it was a player-driven scheme. The majority of the blame fell on the team’s leaders, such as A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow.
Aaron Judge said he was “pretty mad and pretty upset” about the Astros situation, and called the punishments “weak” considering it was a player-driven scheme.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 18, 2020
Judge has a legitimate reason to be upset about what transpired in Houston.
The Astros defeated the Yankees in the ALCS back in 2017 and then won the World Series against the Dodgers. Altuve also won MVP in a year where Judge had 52 home runs and 114 RBI. Judge deleted a Jose Altuve congratulatory Instagram post following the cheating allegations.
Aaron Judge admits he deleted a tweet congratulating Jose Altuve on his 2017 AL MVP:
"They cheated, that didn't sit well with me. That post didn't mean the same anymore" pic.twitter.com/al44qbpNme
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) February 18, 2020
To add insult to injury, the Astros defeated the Yankees in the ALCS this past season as well.
We’ll see if Judge and the Bronx Bombers can get revenge this upcoming season.