Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Kevin Goldstein Newsbeat

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 | 183 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, baseball prospectus, cheating, kevin goldstein, sign stealing

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Kiko Sakata
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMLB Rumors: Here's where investigation into 2018 Red Sox stands
(4 - 4:47am, Jan 18)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogDavid Glass, former owner of the Kansas City Royals, has died, team says
(1 - 3:43am, Jan 18)
Last: majorflaw

NewsblogCarlos Beltran's "Alleged" Niece Is Now Going Off Saying Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman Wore Electronic Buzzers Under Their Jerseys - Barstool Sports
(120 - 3:10am, Jan 18)
Last: Esoteric

NewsblogSign stealing in baseball is nothing new. The punishment now being meted out is absurd.
(61 - 2:37am, Jan 18)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogOT - Soccer Thread - January, 2020
(156 - 2:02am, Jan 18)
Last: Dale Sams

NewsblogMissouri man charged with impersonating former MLB pitcher Omar Olivares
(2 - 1:21am, Jan 18)
Last: dirk

NewsblogMLB Ineligible List Ends at Death for Banned Players
(4 - 12:20am, Jan 18)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPiazza: MLB mess ‘unintended consequence’ of game’s new era
(19 - 12:06am, Jan 18)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT - 2019 NFL thread
(520 - 11:54pm, Jan 17)
Last: Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it

NewsblogStolen away: Brooklyn pitcher recalls ’51 sign-stealing scam
(5 - 11:04pm, Jan 17)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogRyan Thibs’ Hall of Fame Tracker
(1107 - 9:38pm, Jan 17)
Last: Howie Menckel

Hall of MeritGavvy Cravath
(299 - 9:30pm, Jan 17)
Last: Chris Cobb

Sox Therapy2020 Vision
(69 - 8:43pm, Jan 17)
Last: Jose Goes to Absurd Lengths for 50K

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(511 - 8:26pm, Jan 17)
Last: TFTIO is building his own mealworm farm

Sox TherapyWho's In Charge?
(72 - 8:10pm, Jan 17)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

Page rendered in 0.9047 seconds
44 querie(s) executed