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.
An investigation revealed that the Astros were using a system involving a video camera in centre field to steal signs and relay them into their dugout.
"Approximately two months into the 2017 season, a group of players, including Carlos Beltrán, discussed that the team could improve on decoding opposing teams' signs and communicating the signs to the batter". 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. The punishment was swift and heavy for both, despite the investigation suggesting that neither played an active role in the scandal, but that they were both negligent in addressing it. "I will withhold determining the appropriate level of discipline for Cora until after the [Department of Investigations] completes its investigation of the allegations that the Red Sox engaged in impermissible electronic sign stealing in 2018 while Cora was the manager".
Holliday's comments come one day after the Major League Baseball announced their punishments for the Astros' management team for their involvement with the sign-stealing scandal. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow would each receive one-year suspensions. Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane then fired them. In a statement, the Stanford alum wrote, "While the evidence consistently showed I didn't endorse or participate in the sign stealing practices, I failed to stop them and I am deeply sorry".
Dombrowski was sacked in September after the Red Sox stumbled toward an 84-78 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
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Cora said in the same statement, "I want to thank John, Tom, Sam, the players, our coaching staff and the entire Red Sox organization".
In a statement, Luhnow accepted responsibility for rules violations, but he insisted he was not a "cheater" and placed blame on Cora, then the bench coach. "Alex is a special person and a beloved member of the Red Sox".
Cora is the brother of Pirates third base coach Joey Cora.
The Astros franchise is an embarrassment to the city of Houston and a national disgrace for Major League Baseball.
Witnesses say the new scheme was "player-driven" - with the exception of Cora.