On Tuesday, SNY insider Andy Martino released a detailed summary of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's infamous letter to the New York Yankees.
The Yankees filed a motion for the court to reverse its ruling to have Manfred’s letter to Brian Cashman unsealed. Last week, the Second Circuit Appeals Court rejected the Yankees’ appeal.
The reason this letter has been talked about so much is because it holds the results of a 2017 investigation into mutual sign-stealing allegations. Martino, however, reported that the letter doesn't state the Yankees had an elaborate sign-stealing scheme like the Astros did in 2017.
What the league did discover was that the Yankees used their replay room to decode catchers' signs and relay them to runners on second base. They would then relay the signs to the better. As their punishment, the Yankees received a fine of $100,000.
The good news for the Yankees is the letter clears them of using YES Network cameras to steal signs. That would've been a very serious offense.
Since the Yankees are pretty much safe from major discipline, the baseball world is once again directing its jabs towards the Astros.
The Yankees should finally be able to move on from this whole sign-stealing scandal.
Hopefully, the MLB won't have to deal with something like this ever again.