It’s no secret that players across baseball have been unhappy with the Astros’ cheating scandal. The Dodgers have certainly not been an exception to that. Los Angeles players have become increasingly vocal about their displeasure with the entire situation, and Justin Turner turned to the media to voice his own concerns.
#Dodgers Justin Turner: “The more that comes out and the more that’s been said the more frustrating it gets for us. … It’s snowballing. I think it’s pretty obvious whatever the commissioner thought he did, he didn’t do it very well.”
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) February 17, 2020
Turner was responding to the press conference Manfred held on Sunday to address the cheating scandal and how it was handled. He obviously did not agree with the commissioner’s sentiment that since there was no precedent, that he could not punish them as harshly as many people wanted.
Turner went on to tear down Manfred’s excuses literally one by one.
Listening to the commissioner’s interview yesterday talking about precedent, talking about there’s never been a precedent — that’s because it’s never happened before. It’s the first time in the game…