Fans heckling Astros spring opener have signs 'stolen'

Baseball / MLB Feb 23, 2020

Fans heckling Astros spring opener have signs 'stolen'

Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros' first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering Houston, and ballpark personnel confiscated ...

Masahiro Tanaka says Astros cheated Yankees out of 2017 World Series

Baseball / MLB Feb 11, 2020

Masahiro Tanaka says Astros cheated Yankees out of 2017 World Series

Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros. Tanaka's Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game American League Championship Series in 2017. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred found the Astros broke rules against electronic sign stealing in 2017, including during the postseason. "Yeah, I do feel ...

Rose cites steroids, Astros in latest plea for reinstatement

Baseball / MLB Feb 6, 2020

Rose cites steroids, Astros in latest plea for reinstatement

Pete Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous ...

Baseball / MLB Feb 4, 2020

Astros hire Rays executive James Click as new general manager

The Houston Astros hired James Click as their new general manager Monday, taking the Tampa Bay Rays executive and putting him in charge of the scandal-ridden team a week before the start of spring training. Click succeeds Jeff Luhnow, who along with manager AJ Hinch ...

Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Astros manager

Baseball / MLB Jan 30, 2020

Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Astros manager

Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros. The team announced the hiring on Wednesday and said Baker will be introduced in Houston on Thursday. The 70-year-old became the oldest manager in the big leagues. Hinch was fired ...