The Los Angeles Dodgers as well as former Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora alerted the Washington Nationals of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing prior to the 2020 World Series. Notably, this report comes from Barry Svurluga of the Washington Post.
The key notes here are the current Dodgers’ allegiance to Brian Dozier, as well as Cora’s friendship with Davey Martinez led to the tip-off of what was going on. Furthermore, it’s interesting to me that with Cora’s involvement and then status as a manager; that he would get involved at all.
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) February 11, 2020
This is from the CBS Sports article linked above. For one, it seems that the inner-circle of the baseball world knew well that the Astros were up to something.
Houston’s sign-stealing exploits were no secret within baseball going into the World Series, so much so that Nationals players received warnings from around the league. According to Barry Svrluga and Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post, several Dodgers players…