The cheating scandal that rocked Major League Baseball (and the Dodgers) this offseason continues to expand. Originally, it was the Astros being investigated for using cameras and monitors to steal signs from teams. And now the Rex Sox are now coming under fire for tactics used to steal signs as well.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 7, 2020
Per reports to The Athletic, the Red Sox have been employing sign-stealing strategies the past couple of season that are questionable, to say the least. The system involved relaying stolen signs on a monitor to baserunners, different from the Astros method.
Alex Cora, the manager of the Red Sox, is now at the center of cheating controversies on both World Series teams he has been a part of. Cora was the bench coach during the Astros 2017 World Series against the Dodgers and obviously managed the Red Sox in the 2018 World Series against…the Dodgers again.
Major League Baseball issued the following statement in the wake of the news:
The Commissioner made clear in…