The Houston Astros have been under heavy fire for their sign-stealing methods back in 2017. Countless players have shared their thoughts on the entire situation, including Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger and Nick Markakis.
Houston recently spoke to the media about its actions from two years ago. Team owner Jim Crane made a few controversial remarks, saying the team’s cheating ways didn’t really impact the game. Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve had statements to share, but neither really made the situation any better.
Opening Day is just over a month away, which means the Astros will continue to face questions about their past and whether or not they knew about it. As you’d expect, it appears to be taking a toll on the team’s clubhouse.
According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, one player on the Astros described the locker room as a mess. It’s not shocking when you consider all the heat the team is receiving from opposing fans and players.
Many people — perhaps most even — would have liked to have seen some Astros players punished. Fwiw (and not sure this will make everyone feel better) but it’s not much fun in that clubhouse right now. One Astros player aptly summed things up: “It’s a (bleeping) mess.”
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 18, 2020
The Astros aren’t the only ones under pressure at the moment. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received a bunch of criticism for the way he’s handled this scandal.
Players around the league believe there should have been members of the current Astros disciplined for their actions.
This situation is definitely worth monitoring as the MLB season inches closer.