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Aroldis Chapman calls Jose Altuve’s 2019 actions ‘suspicious’

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman joined the chorus of players criticizing the Astros for stealing signs in 2017. Speaking through an interpreter, he called the actions of Houston's Jose Altuve at the end of the 2019 American League Championship Series "a little suspicious."Chapman was also part of the Yankees team that lost to the Astros in the 2017 ALCS. But in the final game of
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Aaron Boone — Yankees trying to move on, but still ‘mad, frustrated’ at Astros’ 2017 cheating

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- On the other side of the state, Astros players remained under guard, cordoned away from reporters in advance of what is expected to be an orchestrated organizational message, in a first collective response to their sign-stealing scandal.At Yankees camp, however, there are no signs of group-speak, no guardrails placed around the players in how they react to one of the most notorious episodes in baseball history.Catcher
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Aaron Boone — Yankees trying to move on, but still ‘mad, frustrated’ at Astros’ ’17 cheating

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- On the other side of the state, Astros players remained under guard, cordoned away from reporters in advance of what is expected to be an orchestrated organizational message, in a first collective response to their sign-stealing scandal.At Yankees camp, however, there are no signs of group-speak, no guardrails placed around the players in how they react to one of the most notorious episodes in baseball history.Catcher
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Love it or hate it? The proposal to shake up the MLB playoffs

[ad_1] Major League Baseball is considering some huge changes to its postseason, starting in 2022. Adding four more teams to expand the playoff slate to 14 of its 30 clubs might be a controversial enough idea by itself, but that's not the only part of the package of proposed tweaks to October baseball.The team with the best record in each league would get a first-round bye, and then the other
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One thing to watch for all 30 teams as spring training begins

[ad_1] When spring training kicked off a year ago, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remained unsigned. The drama this year will center around the Houston Astros: their cheating scandal, reactions from other players about the Astros' cheating scandal, the possibility of other teams throwing at Astros hitters in spring training, the counter-reaction from Astros pitchers and the reaction to the counter-reaction. Fun times!Oh, and Gerrit Cole is with the Yankees,
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They secretly replaced Yankee Stadium … and other lies we can prove using real stats

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"In the first few weeks after the baseball season begins next month, we will all be on our guard for bad arguments propped up by small samples of data. We might be tempted to fall for On Pace and What's Changed, but we also know that a few weeks
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Back surgery sidelines starter James Paxton 3-4 months as Yankees spring training nears

[ad_1] New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton is expected to miss three to four months after having back surgery Wednesday.The Yankees announced that Paxton underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy and also had a peridiscal cyst removed.2 RelatedThe surgery was performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Post that Paxton first started having back pain at the end of the 2019
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Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Derek Jeter keeps ballot private

[ad_1] The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private.The Baseball Writers' Association of America released the ballots of 315 Hall voters on Tuesday, and all public ballots included the longtime New York Yankees captain.Jeter was on 396 of 397 ballots in voting announced Jan. 21, elected along with Colorado Rockies slugger Larry Walker.2 RelatedMariano
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One stat that will shape 2020 for every American League team

[ad_1] Former manager Bobby Bragan once described baseball statistics like this: "Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable."Good one. Nonetheless, baseball is a numbers game. As we peel away from the Astros' cheating scandal and look forward to the start of spring training, let's dig into one key number for
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Winners and losers of 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame voting announcement

[ad_1] The votes are in! Let's check in on the winners and losers from Tuesday's Hall of Fame voting results that saw Derek Jeter get elected in his first year on the ballot, Larry Walker make it in his final year on the ballot and Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds finish with similar totals as a year ago.Winner: Derek JeterEven though Mariano Rivera finally broke the 100% barrier last year,