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    MLB hides cheating until the media gets a hold of it. The amount of pitchers coming out saying their thoughts on this now, makes me think pitchers went to the league secretly and nothing was done.

    MLB has a history of hiding scandals until it's too late.

    Mendoza is an idiot on this.
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    My theory is the only reason MLB actually cares about sign stealing is that it will slow the game down. Baseball games have become too slow and MLB knows it, every rule implemented and considered has been about speeding up the game.

    If pitchers think their signs are being stolen they will start to use multiple sign sequences, even with no runners on (this takes longer obviously). This has started happening in few games I saw over the last several seasons and commentators are usually quite baffled by it. Further, pitchers and catchers have started making sign decoding charts, lamenting them and taking them out to the mound, catcher relays which sequence is in use, then flashes multiple signs. Again, slow, again bad.

    MLB wants to game to be faster which can only happen if pitchers are confident that their signs are not being stolen.
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    There's multiple instants where Gary Sanchez (NYY Catcher) in 2017 throws a sign, pitcher agrees, then Sanchez runs out to the mound to talk things over. Initially, I thought it was maybe a language barrier and to just make sure they were on the same page, but he might have known sign stealing was happening to an illegal point.

    Then in 2018 they implemented the "only 5 mound visits".

    Like LawMan said, the league instead of wondering why mound visits rose to such a ridiculously degree, they just went "ok you can't mound visit anymore". Or instead of stopping what caused the mound visits is probably the better way to say it. They would have known, they just didn't care as home runs create fans.
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    C: Eichel, Pettersson, Kopitar,
    LW: Marchand, Marchessault (C), Tatar (LW)
    RW: Marner, Wilson, Strome (C),
    D: Carlson, Yandle, Pietrangelo, Makar, Barrie
    G: Andersen,Hellebuyck, Halak
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    There's now rumours that the Astro's pitchers were adding a foreign substance to the ball to increase spin rates and Altuve was apart of the cheating since 2014.

    If the Altuve/2014 rumour is true, Altuve is a total sham. Like his whole career is fake, he's a fraud. The short guy beating all odds to be an MLBer is ruined.

    I'm really curious how this team does in 2020.
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    2C, 2RW, 2LW, 4D, 2G

    C: Eichel, Pettersson, Kopitar,
    LW: Marchand, Marchessault (C), Tatar (LW)
    RW: Marner, Wilson, Strome (C),
    D: Carlson, Yandle, Pietrangelo, Makar, Barrie
    G: Andersen,Hellebuyck, Halak
    IR: Dubnyk

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2014olympicgold View Post
    There's now rumours that the Astro's pitchers were adding a foreign substance to the ball to increase spin rates and Altuve was apart of the cheating since 2014.

    If the Altuve/2014 rumour is true, Altuve is a total sham. Like his whole career is fake, he's a fraud. The short guy beating all odds to be an MLBer is ruined.

    I'm really curious how this team does in 2020.
    Hmmmmm. Is this classic smack talking so that we all undervalue them in the Dobber League this year??? I'm on to you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyrobot View Post
    Hmmmmm. Is this classic smack talking so that we all undervalue them in the Dobber League this year??? I'm on to you....
    It's a serious question really. How much has the sign stealing inflated Altuve to a top 5 2B in fantasy?
    12 team, H2H, 6 keeper league (Keepers in Bold)
    G, A, Pts, +/-, PPP, PIM, FW
    W, GAA, S%, Saves
    2C, 2RW, 2LW, 4D, 2G

    C: Eichel, Pettersson, Kopitar,
    LW: Marchand, Marchessault (C), Tatar (LW)
    RW: Marner, Wilson, Strome (C),
    D: Carlson, Yandle, Pietrangelo, Makar, Barrie
    G: Andersen,Hellebuyck, Halak
    IR: Dubnyk

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