The ongoing Astros sign-stealing saga continued Sunday with commissioner Rob Manfred holding a press conference for the first time since MLB disciplined Houston last month. Players were given immunity in exchange for their cooperation and the Astros will not be stripped of their 2017 World Series title.
“The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act,” Manfred said at Sunday’s press conference. “People will always know something was different about the 2017 season, and whether we made that decision right or wrong, we undertook a thorough investigation, and had the intestinal fortitude to share the results of the investigation, even when those results were not very pretty.”
The decision not to strip the Astros of the 2017 World Series title is not sitting well at least some opposing players. Yu Darvish, Bellinger’s teammate with the 2017 Dodgers, thinks it’s “weird” the Astros get to keep their title.— .