The Houston Astros are in deep trouble — at least they appear to be. According to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, the league is looking into the Astros’ usage of high-tech cameras to gain a competitive edge via sign stealing. You know the story by now. However, there are new details coming to light, courtesy of a Rob Manfred press conference.
Astros, Lone Wolf
According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Manfred told reporters that Major League Baseball has no reason to believe that the sign stealing allegations extend past the Houston Astros.
“I have no reason to believe it extends beyond the Astros as this point in time.”
As the owners’ meetings begin, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the sign-stealing scandal. A few highlights.
As to whether other teams are involved as well, he said: “I have no reason to believe it extends beyond the Astros at this point in time.”
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 19, 2019
Potential Discipline and Investigation
When asked about the potential discipline that he would be interested in levying against Houston, Manfred basically told the media…