Red Sox lose draft pick, Cora banned in sign-stealing scams

Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 23rd, 2020 3:59 am
Red Sox lose draft pick, Cora banned in sign-stealing scamsNEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox escaped severe penalties in Major League Baseball’s cheating investigation on Wednesday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred concluding that the 2018 World Series champions’ sign-stealing efforts were less egregious than the Astros’ when they won it all the previous season.Ex-manager Alex Cora was formally suspended for the coronavirus-delayed 2020 season — but only for his role as Houston’s bench coach; Manfred had held off a penalty for Cora despite fingering him as the ringleader of the Astros’ sign-stealing operation.In a statement, Cora said he was “relieved? the investigations were finished and that Manfred found he ”did not violate any MLB rules as a member of the Red Sox organization in 2018 or 2019.”https://apnews.com/b0ad44d1a136f97aacd0 ... SocialFlow
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 23rd, 2020 5:20 am
Did Red Sox get off easy? Will Alex Cora return to Boston? Answering sign-stealing punishment questionsOn Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced it had concluded its investigation into the Boston Red Sox for stealing signs during their 2018 World Series title run.MLB's findings were the basis for suspending Boston's video replay system operator J.T. Watkins without pay for one year and stripping the team of its second-round draft pick.https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/286 ... -questions