Astros scandal: Can MLB stop sign stealing?


How does MLB move forward after the damning investigation of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal? Commissioner Rob Manfred already told our own Tom Verducci that new protocols will “absolutely” be in place by Opening Day to curb the misuse of technology around baseball. 

There may not be a solution to fully prevent cheating—those that want to will always find a way—but SI’s MLB staff presents what it thinks the best answers might be for the sport.

Tom Verducci

The Houston Astros (and the many other clubs that weren’t outed by an old teammate) proved you cannot trust teams to deploy rapidly emerging technology only through responsible means.





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