Five Twins players potentially impacted by Astros' sign-stealing scandal

Posted On: Jan 23, 2020   |   Posted By: Startribune

We might not ever know all the details of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme, which cost them multiple draft picks, their manager and GM plus $5 million as punishment from Major League Baseball and led the Los Angeles City Council to draft a resolution to strip Houston (2017) and Boston (2018) of their World Series titles while awarding them to the Dodgers.
This scandal is messy - still open to speculation and possibilities. Did the Astros benefit only at home or on the road, too? Was their method of transmitting information limited to the low-fidelity banging of trash cans, or did players wear buzzers?
The scope of the scheme potentially has broad-reaching ramifications - including many beyond the obvious such as "how much it benefited the Astros in winning the 2017 World Series." To illustrate that, I dug back the last three seasons, 2017-19, to find five Twins players potentially impacted by the chain reaction of the Astros' cheating.
1 Marwin Gonzalez: This one is the most obvious....

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