Was the Astros scandal player driven?

Dukes & Bell
January 14, 2020 - 6:28 pm
Oct 30, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch before game seven of the 2019 World Series against the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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The guys on Dukes & Bell talked about the Astros sign stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball over the last few months, which has found two members of Astros management not only suspended from baseball but without jobs.

 Carl talked about the players being behind the Astros cheating scandal.

“This was a player driven agenda.” Dukes said “If you don’t stop it you’re co-signing it, it’s that simple. All the guys on the Astros roster, they can rake, they didn’t need to do this, but they did it anyways.”

 Mike talked about the Astros ignoring the warnings from MLB.

“Most baseball teams have gone to video to analyze their hitters, the problem is that teams are starting to steal signs.” Bell said “MLB got wind of this and in mid-2017 they sent a letter out saying if you are using your video for anything other than that there will be penalties and the Astros kept doing it.”