Red Sox officially part ways with Alex Cora

Michael Ciaglo AP Former Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a 2018 news conference in Houston

He was not with the Dodgers when they lost to the Astros in 2017, but he was a part of the 2018 team that was defeated by the Red Sox.

As that news broke, internet sleuths dug through Cora's past Red Sox press conferences to get a sense of his attitude toward sign-stealing. and stumbled upon on a gold mine.

The announcement came one day after Major League Baseball levied sanctions against the Astros for using a centerfield camera to steal signs from 2017-2019. In recent days, there have been hard questions raised in the media about Beltran's past denials about his role in the Astros' cheating scandal and his accountability for what occurred.

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the Astros would receive a record $5 million fine and lose their 1st and 2nd-round picks in both 2020 and 2021. "Assessing discipline of players for this type of conduct is both hard and impractical". The Mets and Beltran have not commented on the situation since MLB's punishment came down. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and field manager A.J. Hinch were handed one-year suspensions. An hour later, the Astros fired Luhnow as well as Hinch, who graduated from Stanford with an undergraduate degree in psychology in 1996. The initial report detailing the Astros' sign-stealing methods broke November 12. With the Astros and Red Sox quickly distancing themselves from those named in the report, the Mets have to follow suit. He was in on the cheating while working as the Astros bench coach.

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The replay room is where staff members watch the game and can point out plays for the team's manager to challenge. During the 2017 season - prior to Cora's time with the organization - the Red Sox were fined by Major League Baseball for using an Apple Watch to relay stolen signs to hitters in games against the New York Yankees. It's the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events and more!

This scheme was "originated and executed by lower-level baseball operations employees working in conjunction with Astros players and Cora", the report says. It then evolved into having a monitor installed just outside the dugout to allow players to see the feed themselves.

Houston players then watched the live feed of the opposing catcher's signals, and once they cracked the code, they would bang on trash cans to alert batters when an off-speed pitch was coming.

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