Thanks to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox, the only thing anyone can talk about in baseball right now is cheating and stealing signs with technology. While stealing signs has been going on since baseball was invented, using technology to steal signs seems like a relatively new development — or is it? In an interview with Charlotte, North Carolina, radio station WFNZ, retired MLB pitcher Jack McDowell alleged that former Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa set up an illegal sign-stealing operation involving a camera and a lighted outfield sign before he was fired in 1986.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:31 pm
White Sox fans suddenly have reason to stop focusing on the minor leagues. Rick Hahn’s front office has done an incredible amount of work this winter adding impact veterans to the team’s young core, and because of it, there are realistic playoff expectations on the South Side. The summer figures to be spent focusing on what Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease are doing at the major league level rather than what the potential stars of the future are doing in the minors.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:20 pm