Bellinger: Altuve stole MVP from Yankees' Judge - Sportsnet.ca

Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's Jose Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year's World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

15.2.2020

“These guys were cheating for three years,” Dodgers' Cody Bellinger said Friday of the Astros. “I think what people don’t realize is Altuve stole an MVP from Judge in ’17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us.”

Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's Jose Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year's World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Associated Press February 14, 2020, 5:11 PM GLENDALE, Ariz. — Cody Bellinger thinks Houston’s Jose Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees’ Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year’s World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers . “These guys were cheating for three years,” Bellinger said Friday at the Dodgers spring training camp. “I think what people don’t realize is Altuve stole an MVP from Judge in ’17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us.” The reigning NL MVP, Bellinger criticized Astros owner Jim Crane’s attempt at an apology Thursday and called MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s punishment “weak.” Manager AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were suspended for one season each, and the team was fined $5 million and stripped of its first- and second-round draft picks in 2020 and ’21. The Astros then fired Hinch and Luhnow. MLB found the Astros guilty of using video to steal catchers’ signs in 2017 and 2018. Bellinger thinks the conduct continued throughout last season. “One-hundred per cent,” Bellinger said. “I don’t know why they would stop.” Bellinger wasn’t the only angry Dodgers player as formal spring training workouts started. “It’s like ripping open a scab,” veteran infielder Justin Turner said. “Rip off the scab and you try to re-heal, I guess. But there’s no way to hit the re-set button. What’s done is done. Lucky for us, we don’t play them this season. Let everybody else deal with them.” Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said he has come to terms with the scandal, yet he also understands why his teammates are angry. “You start talking about how it really affected people,” Kershaw said. “You’ve got guys who maybe got kicked out of the league because they got beaten by Houston in 2017. You got guys who maybe should have won MVP or whatever. Stats that are changed. It’s just a bad feeling, because you’re kind of helpless. I think guys don’t really know how to feel, because it’s never happened before.” Alex Wood, who re-signed with the Dodgers after spending last season with Cincinnati, said fans don’t understand the impact of the Astros’ behaviour, citing pitchers whose ERAs were inflated by Houston batters. He said some may have loss $300,000 to $400,000 in salary. “I’d rather face a guy on steroids than a guy who knows what’s coming,” Wood said. “This is your life. The trickle-down effect is huge.” There has been speculation Astros batters might face on-field retaliation from opposing pitchers. “My wife and I were just talking about that,” Wood said. “You’d be hard-pressed to say no. I mean, they messed with a lot of guys’ lives. I don’t condone that type of behaviour. We don’t play them. “But it wouldn’t surprise me if something like that happened, just to be honest. It’s funny, because I’m pretty sure it probably will happen. Somebody will take it into their own hands, and they’ll get suspended more than any of those guys got for the biggest cheating scandal in 100 years. It’ll be pretty ironic when that happens, because I’m sure that’s how it will end up playing out.” More from Sportsnet Read more: Sportsnet

MLB's response to the Astros cheating amounts to absolutely 0. 👎🤪💩😜 Pete Rose. Fair? I don’t get why there were no repercussions for the players .... I hope other teams take retribution against them MLB ratings tank year over year. This will just help that process along. Joke league Every team use some kind of cheating method.

MLB should strip their title Could see some additional fireworks going off during the ASStros Bluejays series May 18-20. I’d be disappointed if there wasn’t to be honest and MLB can only blame itself.

Astros' Bregman, Altuve apologize for sign-stealing schemeHouston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve said Thursday the team is sorry for its sign-stealing scheme that was investigated and punished by Major League Baseball. Boston is next. They should be stripped of the World Series title. Their new mascot

Altuve ready to move on and bring championship back to Houston - Sportsnet.caAstros second baseman Jose Altuve is apologetic for the action of him and his teammates in the cheating scandal, but says they're ready to move on and are focused to bringing the championship back to Houston in 2020. Was he wearing a buzzer during this that told him what to say They cheated that championship should be removed Going to be interesting to see how the cheater can hit when the ball's coming at his chin.

Altuve ready to move on and bring championship back to Houston - Sportsnet.caAstros second baseman Jose Altuve is apologetic for the action of him and his teammates in the cheating scandal, but says they're ready to move on and are focused to bringing the championship back to Houston in 2020. Was he wearing a buzzer during this that told him what to say They cheated that championship should be removed Going to be interesting to see how the cheater can hit when the ball's coming at his chin.

Astros' Bregman, Altuve apologize for sign-stealing schemeHouston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve said Thursday the team is sorry for its sign-stealing scheme that was investigated and punished by Major League Baseball. Boston is next. They should be stripped of the World Series title. Their new mascot

Astros' apology for sign stealing scandal comes up short - Sportsnet.caOn a patch of grass between the Houston Astros' spring training building and fields, under a sun obscured by clouds, Alex Bregman stepped to a microphone at a news conference, becoming the first player Thursday to apologize -- without really discussing with any details -- for the sign-stealing scheme from the club's 2017 World Series championship season. astros They cheated and got caught but they still have the title so the lesson is: cheating is allowed in MLB. astros Not only would I ban these players for life, but if im MLB im suing them. They've made a complete joke of a 150 year old league. astros astros This has Trump written all over it.

A's Tony Kemp chose not to be part of Astros' 2017 sign-stealing - Sportsnet.caCalled up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was a firm no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. If your team does it, you are a part of it



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