Rob Manfred declined to reveal a timetable for the "very active and really, really thorough" ongoing investigation against the Astros.— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) November 19, 2019
"Any allegation that relates to a rule violation that could affect the outcome of a game or games is the most serious matter."
As Manfred notes, there’s no timetable for findings as MLB conducts a “very active and really, really thorough” investigation.
The MLB head also said he doesn’t believe other teams were involved in the sign-stealing scandal.
Rob Manfred said "right now, we are focused on the information that we have in respect to the Astros" in regards to broader sign-stealing issues— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) November 19, 2019
Asked whether other teams could be involved, he said "I have no reason to believe it expands beyond the Astros at this point in time.”
Video evidence during the Astros’ run to the 2017 World Series title seems to back up claims that the organization was stealing signs.
At this point, the MLB investigation will focus a lot on who knew about the team allegedly breaking rules.
Once the investigation is completed, there’s a darn good chance stiff punishment will be handed down to both individuals and the organization as a whole. What Manfred said Tuesday does nothing to dispel this notion.
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