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Monday, November 18, 2019

PASSAN: Astros exec suggested using cameras to spy in ‘17, sources say

A familiar name in these circles emerges…

A high-ranking Houston Astros official asked scouts to spy on opponents’ dugouts leading up to the 2017 postseason, hoping to steal signs and suggesting the potential use of cameras to do so, sources familiar with the request told ESPN.

The reaction among those who received an email from Kevin Goldstein, a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, was mixed, sources told ESPN. Some were intrigued by the idea, sources who received the email said, while others were bothered by the thought of pointing cameras from the stands toward opposing teams’ dugouts, a plan that could have earned them scorn within the scouting community if caught. ...

Goldstein, who did not return a message seeking comment, wrote in the email: “One thing in specific we are looking for is picking up signs coming out of the dugout. What we are looking for is how much we can see, how we would log things, if we need cameras/binoculars, etc. So go to game, see what you can [or can’t] do and report back your findings.”

Stormy JE Posted: November 18, 2019 at 11:04 AM | 184 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, baseball prospectus, cheating, kevin goldstein, sign stealing

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Goldstein, Searle Promoted at Baseball Prospectus

Craig Goldstein will become our new Editor-in-Chief as of today, October 1. He really needs no further introduction, since you all know him well, but I’ll give it to you anyway. Craig joined Baseball Prospectus back in 2012 as a fantasy writer and has held many roles at the company since, including Minor League Editor from 2016-2018 and most recently Managing Editor since earlier this year. I’ve had the privilege of working with Craig both during this entire period (and before) and I really look forward to what he will bring to this position in the coming years.

Ginny Searle will be promoted to Associate Editor. While Ginny has only been with Baseball Prospectus for around a year, she has quickly made herself invaluable through her writing, work with the depth charts, and social media implementation.

Bote Man Posted: October 01, 2019 at 09:01 AM | 3 comment(s)
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