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From video breakdowns to screengrabs to players weighing in, social media shaped MLB's first uniquely 21st century scandal.
Three days of sign-stealing scandal buildup erupted on social media Thursday, leading to a day of conspiracies and confusion -- and MLB without control of its sport.
ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza credited pitcher Mike Fiers for coming forward with his allegation that the Astros had been using a camera to steal signs, but said she "disagreed with the manner in which that was done."
Mets Hall of Famer Mike Piazza says the sign-stealing scandal that has plagued baseball this offseason is "a very sad episode for the game" and an "unintended consequence of the digital age."
Buster Olney talks to ESPN national baseball writer Marly Rivera in the wake of the Mets parting ways with Carlos Beltrán. They discuss how the Mets got to this point, what Beltrán should do to move past this (7:03), why the timing worked out for the Mets, A.J. Hinch being available in 2021 (15:46), Alex Cora being labeled a cheater and what the reaction will be around baseball when the season starts (20:42).
Here's what you need to know as the only player named in MLB's sign-stealing report became the third skipper to lose his job this week.
Carlos Beltran, before beginning his first season on the job with the New York Mets, became the third MLB manager to lose his job as a result of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, joining AJ Hinch and Alex Cora.
The Mets are assessing the situation concerning new manager Carlos Beltran's involvement in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal of 2017, sources told ESPN.
Check out updates for teams in Florida and Arizona for spring training, including the defending champion Nationals.
In an emergency podcast, Dave Schoenfield fills in for Buster and speaks with ESPN's Jeff Passan about Rob Manfred's ruling on the Astros, why the sign-stealing scandal evokes memories of the PED craze and more. Plus, Tim Kurkjian discusses the historical significance of these "unprecedented" punishments, the role of technology in the game and if the 2017 championship is tainted (11:56).
Infielder Todd Frazier has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Rangers, sources told ESPN.
Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year deal with the New York Mets to avoid salary arbitration.
Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.
The Mets have extended a spring training invitation to 32-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
From superstars to fading prospects, here's who could be on the move this year.
The Mets have hired longtime St. John's baseball coach Ed Blankmeyer to manage their Class A team in Brooklyn.
Yoenis Cespedes caught a wild boar in one of several traps he sets up at his Florida ranch, and when the boar was taken out of the trap, it "either charged toward Cespedes or startled him."
Dellin Betances says he's happy to be staying in his native New York after being introduced as a member of the New York Mets on Thursday. He joined the team on a one-year contract with a player option for 2021 on Christmas Eve.
The Mets and reliever Dellin Betances have reached a one-year deal, which is worth $10.5 million with potential for Betances to earn $13 million, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
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