March 2, 2021

Yankees aren’t in any mood to let Astros off the hook (New York Post)

TAMPA — Never mind 2017. The Yankees still aren’t sure they lost to the Astros last year in a fair fight.

Aaron Boone and Gary Sanchez both sounded entirely unconvinced the Astros’ hitters weren’t wearing devices during the ALCS last season, while Luis Severino wondered just how much of his 2017 postseason woes could be blamed on the fact Houston’s batters almost certainly knew what pitches he was throwing.

It all stems from Major League Baseball’s report released last month that found the Astros guilty of illegally using electronics to steal signs on their way to a World Series title in 2017. MLB also said it did not find any evidence the Astros wore devices last season.

The video of Jose Altuve — after rounding the bases following his game-winning homer off Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of the ALCS that sent the Astros to the World Series — warning his teammates to not take off his jersey, sparked speculation Altuve was wearing a buzzer to signal a slider was coming.

Boone, in his first formal press conference of spring training, was asked Wednesday if he was sure the Astros weren’t using illegal devices.

“No,’’ Boone said. “That’s certainly…

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