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Monday, April 04, 2022

Carlos Beltrán Addresses Astros Sign-Stealing Scandal for First Time: ‘We Were Wrong’

“A lot of people always ask me why you didn’t stop it,” Beltrán said, per a YES Network transcript of the program viewed by The Athletic. “And my answer is, I didn’t stop it the same way no one stopped it. This is working for us. Why you gonna stop something that is working for you? So, if the organization would’ve said something to us, we would’ve stopped it for sure.”

Beltrán was one of the people who helped come up with the team’s sign-stealing plan, which connected a camera in center field to a video screen located in the tunnel near the Houston dugout. Players and staff would signal pitches to batters in real time by banging a trashcan with a bat.

After commissioner Rob Manfred sent a letter to all teams saying that the league office would take a more serious approach to electronic sign-stealing, Beltrán said the Astros front office had no communication on the issue with the players.

“Well, if [the Astros front office] got the letter, they knew, but they never shared it with us,” Beltrán said. “Nobody said anything to us, you know, nobody said anything. I wish somebody would’ve said something.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2022 at 11:51 AM | 28 comment(s)
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