Why eliminating in-game video access is the best way MLB can stop electronic sign-stealing

On Wednesday, commissioner Rob Manfred released his report detailing MLB’s sign-stealing investigation into the 2018 Boston Red Sox. The report comes exactly 100 days after Manfred issued a similar report regarding the 2017 Houston Astros. Houston’s scheme was more elaborate and the punishment more severe, but the fact remains: both teams Read more

Red Sox leave the door open for Alex Cora to return following suspension for sign-stealing scheme

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred released his report detailing the investigation into the 2018 Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. The Red Sox were said to have illegally stolen signs that season — a World Series championship season — and Manfred’s report confirmed those suspicions. Video replay operator J.T. Watkins was found to have used video Read more

Alex Cora says he takes ‘full responsibility’ for role in Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

On Wednesday, commissioner Rob Manfred released his report detailing MLB’s investigation into the 2018 Red Sox. The Red Sox were said to have illegally stolen signs that season — a World Series championship season — and Manfred’s report confirmed those suspicions. Video replay operator J.T. Watkins was found to have used Read more

Red Sox apologized to every MLB owner, including Dodgers and Yankees, for sign-stealing scandal

The Boston Red Sox were said to have illegally stolen signs in the 2018 season — a World Series championship season — and commissioner Rob Manfred’s investigative report confirmed those suspicions on Wednesday. Video replay operator J.T. Watkins was found to have used video to illegally steal signs in real Read more

Red Sox scandal: Boston gets off easy for sign-stealing as MLB’s credibility takes another hard hit

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball officially branded the 2018 World Series champions as cheaters. Commissioner Rob Manfred released the report on MLB’s investigation into the 2018 Boston Red Sox, a team that was anonymously accused of using its video replay room to steal signs, and disciplined the club for doing Read more

Twitter reacts to Red Sox sign-stealing punishment after MLB investigation concludes

After much anticipation, Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Boston Red Sox 2018 alleged sign-stealing has concluded and punishments have been handed down. The Red Sox have been stripped of their second-round draft pick in 2020 and replay operator J.T. Watkins is banned through the 2020 playoffs and is not Read more

MLB hands Alex Cora one-year suspension for role in sign-stealing with Astros, not Red Sox

MLB on Wednesday announced a rather light suite of penalties against the Red Sox for their sign-stealing during their championship 2018 season. Part of those penalties is a ban levied against former Red Sox manager Alex Cora for the entirety of the 2020 season.  Although commissioner Rob Manfred found that Read more

Astros, Red Sox sign-stealing scandal timeline: Everything we know as MLB announces Boston’s penalties

In recent months, revelations of sign-stealing in Houston and Boston have cast genuine doubt upon two of the last three World Series outcomes and scandalized baseball. Along the way, outrage has bubbled over, and dozens of reputations — some of them mostly sterling before any of this happened — have Read more

Red Sox sign-stealing investigation: MLB strips draft pick, pins wrongdoing on replay operator

Major League Baseball has determined that the Red Sox’s replay official is primarily to blame for the team’s 2018 sign-stealing scandal, the league announced Wednesday.. The Red Sox will be stripped of their second-round draft pick in 2020, and replay operator J.T. Watkins will be banned through the 2020 playoffs Read more