I asked 99-year-old Texan Eddie Robinson—the oldest living former major leaguer and the last living member of the 1948 Indians, who stole signs via a spy in the scoreboard with a tripod-mounted telescope en route to winning the World Series—about the Astros' crime and punishment.
RT @Its_all_Goody41: Loved the week I’ve spent in Texas for the caravan and the times we’ve played there as a visitor. The hospitality is amazing! The new ballpark is unreal! No stone went unturned! The transition here has been seamless so far. The guys are first class from top to bottom. https://t.co/XwJEAwHZax
While the Indians and Lindor may indeed have mutual interest and the Indians may be willing to pony up the cash, I think the bigger deal is that Lindor's contract isn't going to allow them to add around him. So there's a two-layer issue into signing Lindor, which, well, yikes.
Arte Moreno admitted yesterday to @JeffFletcherOCR he pulled the plug on Stripling-Pederson deal while waiting for the Betts deal to go through. It all fits now. He was known quite upset to be on hold as said here.
Hear Angels owner Arte Moreno hasn’t been happy about having their big trade for Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling with the cross-freeway Dodgers on hold while the Mookie Betts mega deal is in limbo. Not sure who his ire is aimed at but people in the know say he’s quite upset.
The union meetings begin soon, and it'll be interesting to see whether PA chief Tony Clark gets questions from players about the handling of the Houston investigation/immunity. Day after day, the anger of the other players grows louder.