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CINCINNATI — A major, long-standing issue in baseball is “sign stealing”. When a base-runner is at second base, he has a clear line of sight at the catcher’s pitch signals; but that may now be an issue of the past. “We used it in some games, and I think the pitchers seemed to enjoy it,” …

The 2020 Major League Baseball postseason continues Wednesday with a packed eight-game schedule in the best-of-three Wild Card Series. There are four games in both the American League and National League sides of the bracket, and four AL teams are trying to advance to the divisional round. Because all of the Wild Card Series games …

The 2020 Major League Baseball trade deadline passed on Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Because of the coronavirus shutdown and shortened 60-game season, teams only had five weeks to evaluate to their roster, and there are only four weeks remaining before the playoffs. There was not much time to make decisions and there will not …

The enormous fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has pushed baseball into a moment of crisis. The root cause of the scandal is embedded in the nine-page report by commissioner Rob Manfred: technocrats gaining power in how the game is played. Amid all the outrage and the reviews of press conferences and interviews as …

COMMENTARY Let’s save GSA ASTRO’s innovative ‘bonus’ for mid-tier bidders By Bob Lohfeld Jr. Feb 26, 2020 While it has been years since I have had the pleasure of interacting with GSA’s Todd Richards, Valerie Bindel, and Tommy Thomas, no one should be shocked that this terrific trio is once again breaking new …

Feb 16, 2020 at 3:58 pm ET • 1 min read Rob Manfred is speaking out about the fallout of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal this weekend. The MLB commissioner, in an interview that aired Sunday, defended his punishment of the Astros — one that did not penalize players — for their sign-stealing scheme in …

How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing caseJoon Lee,ESPN One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it’s barely mid-January. If you haven’t heard, Major League Baseball determined the Houston Astros used various methods, including video feeds, to steal signs from the opposition during the team’s 2017 championship season …

One of Major League Baseball’s big offseason storylines was born Tuesday as The Athletic released an in-depth report on the rampant use of technology to steal signs in baseball. The issue appears to be widespread, but the report centered around the Astros, who used a sign-stealing method involving video during their World Series-winning 2017 season. Back in …

HOUSTON — For five months, as they dug out of a grim beginning to arrive at what their manager described as beautiful places, the Washington Nationals stuck doggedly to the longview, that greatness was achieved in increments, a commitment to the grind that would eventually provide glorious rewards. Wednesday night, their season down to nine outs, …

Fox Sports Vice President of Field Operations and Engineering Brad Cheney discusses the new technology viewers should expect to see at the World Series. The Washington Nationals claimed the franchise’s first World Series title with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros in a seventh and deciding game. Trailing 2-0, Anthony Rendon homered off Zach Greinke and …