Cora winked while mentioning Beltran, who was not a player but a special assistant for New York, and was not prompted to mention anything about devices, but did so anyway.
Cora, out as Red Sox manager after a mutual parting of ways in the wake of , was likely exhausted and not knowing what day it was at the time, and might have accidentally given away too much information with his word choices and body language.
No matter what happens, people will not be satisfied until they get an answer outside of a blanket statement saying the investigation is complete and no team outside Boston and Houston guilty of this wrongdoing.
Samson said, “Way more to come on this story.” “MLB has to put a stop to it and they started now by saying, ‘No, there is no other team,'” Samson said.
David Samson sat down on his podcast “Nothing Personal with David Samson” to break down this new layer of the story and give his opinion about what the video means.
“He literally winked when he mentioned Carlos Beltran. Do you think it’s possible he knew back then what Carlos Beltran and he did for the Astros? Do you think he knew Carlos Beltran was doing the exact same thing for the Yankees? Of course he knew and of course he was,” Samson said, very matter of fact.
MLB has come out saying it will not be punishing Beltran, since he was a player during the time period being looked at by the investigation. Cora was at the podium and said, “I was joking with somebody that their biggest free agent acquisition is Carlos Beltran. I know how he works you know. He’s helping a lot, you know. They’re paying attention to details … and I’m not saying devices all that stuff.”
MLB’s sign-stealing scandal got more interesting Wednesday when a of Red Sox manager Alex Cora left people with a few more questions. The video shows Cora in London after losing to the New York Yankees, commenting on some things about Carlos Beltran — hired this offseason as manager of the New York Mets — that, in light of recent events, look a bit suspicious.
“One of the great things about the web, the internet, whatever you say lasts forever … you better be careful,” Samson warned.
Samson goes back to that wink that has the internet creating theories and poses a few questions.