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Major League Baseball doesn't plan to strip Astros, Red Sox of WS titles

Major League Baseball doesn't plan to strip Astros, Red Sox of WS titles”

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because those details of the deal, which is subject to ratification by both sides, had not been announced.

Basically, all the players on the 2017 World Series roster get to keep their rings and all they have to do, IF they happen to still be on the Astros' roster when spring training starts up in February is apologize.

MLB began experimenting with a computerized strike zone a year ago in the independent Atlantic League.

The source, however, later clarified to ESPN that plate umpires would still call balls and strikes and that the computerized system was only being set up at spring training complexes.

Baseball also used the system in the Arizona Fall League last season.

Manfred however poured cold water on that suggestion in an interview with Fox on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. "It will reduce controversy in the game and be good for the game".

The design of the strike zone is three-dimensional which, according to Manfred, a camera is better at analyzing than the human eye.

The main reason Major League Baseball felt it would lose any grievance hearings is because the Astros' front office very conveniently failed to pass on Manfred's 2017 sign-stealing memo to its players. The team was fined $5 million and docked first- and-second-round picks for the next two years.

Rob Manfred believes the sign-stealing scandal that implicated the 2017 Astros and 2018 Red Sox could have changed who was in the World Series, but is hoping a transparent investigation process will allow fans to make their own decisions.

Cora lost his job as Boston manager and Carlos Beltrán, implicated by Manfred as a senior player on the 2017 Astros, quit his new job as manager of the New York Mets. "Unclear that the Dodgers would have been the World Series champion".

Asked about the Los Angeles city resolution, Manfred replied: "We haven't concluded our investigation with the Red Sox so it's a little hard to take the trophy away from somebody who hasn't yet been found to do something wrong".

After all, Manfred said, Hinch knew the sign-stealing was going on and didn't stop it. Bench coach Alex Cora was an active participant in the plots.

The resolution was introduced after Major League Baseball revealed in a report January 13 how the Astros used electronics as part of a sign-stealing system instituted by then-coach Alex Cora during the 2017 season, when Houston beat Los Angeles in the World Series.



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