Did the Houston Astros Give Us Answers or More Questions?

"I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me", Bregman said.

Altuve said the Astros had a "great team meeting" on Wednesday night, saying the "whole Astros organization feels bad for what happened in 2017".

One big gripe you had have with Crane's session, after several questions, Astros PR head Gene Diaz said, "OK, guys, we have time for a couple more". Houston defeated the Red Sox and Yankees in the 2017 American League playoffs and the Dodgers in the World Series.

"When the indicators and what's coming, particularly at this stage of baseball - we've got a few of the most gifted baseball gamers in the world", Chapman stated. Repeatedly, Crane cited the baseball commissioner's report on the scandal and endorsed the report's theme of not wanting to go backwards, meaning no taking away the 2017 title and no punishment for almost all the players involved in the cheating.

Former Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow and manager Grady Hinch were fired after being suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in the scheme.

Baker spoke in response to a wave of harsh comments during spring training about the Astros' use of video to steal signs in 2017 and 2018. "It could possibly not", he said.

That's absolutely ridiculous. Crane suggesting the Astros cheating didn't impact their chances of winning is quite a stretch, even for him. "There was no trash can on the road, no cheating on the road", Correa said. It's not really for us to speak for them.

While KTLA referred to Bregman and Altuve as "Astros Cheaters", this is not the first time people from Los Angeles expressed their distaste for the Astros following the sign-stealing scandal.

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Crane would not, however, go as far as to say the team cheated.

Houston players, management and ownership spent the first day of camp apologizing for their actions and professing remorse. I think facts are still coming out, information's still coming out, and I don't think this is going to be something that's done - not even for us.

But did the Astros accomplish what they set out to on Thursday, or ultimately dump more gasoline on the dumpster fire that consumed their entire offseason? We all make mistakes.

There will be many other uncomfortable days for players to deal with like they did Thursday in Florida.

Considering the occasions of the previous couple of weeks, you would certainly be within your legal rights to have a hard time thinking what the Astros are stating.

He said there was nothing to the notion that Astros hitters used buzzers to get information about pitches. The newspaper cited a letter that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred sent to Luhnow, the now-fired Astros general manager. Those signs were relayed to batters.

Mets teammate J.D. Davis said he felt "ashamed" to be part of the scandal. "I mean, they messed with a lot of guys' lives", he said. I don't know what else to say about that.

  • Lawrence Cooper