Several baseball people, According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Fiers has received death threats since the sign-stealing scandal came to light. From Slusser:Fiers also told Slusser he is willing to take any potential punishment handed down to the players, and it won’t be “the end of the world” if he’s asked to return his 2017 World Series ring. Players were not punished for their role in the scheme because they were promised immunity in exchange for cooperating with the investigation., have ripped Fiers for blowing the whistle, saying what happens in the clubhouse should stay in the clubhouse.
“Whatever, I don’t care,” he said. “I’ve dealt with a lot of death threats before. It’s just another thing on my plate.” “We will take every possible step to protect Mike Fiers wherever he’s playing, whether it’s in Houston or somewhere else,” commissioner Rob Manfred said at his press conference in Arizona earlier this week.Waiting until after the World Series and after he left the Astros to blow the whistle has not sat well with some, Athletics and MLB are aware of the threats and are taking steps to ensure his safety and his family’s safety, particularly when the A’s visit Houston this season. Understandably, Fiers says he’s worried more for his family than himself.For four months now, baseball has consumed by the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal. The Astros illegally stole signs during their 2017 World Series championship season and were disciplined by MLB last month. Opposing players believe the punishment was too light, however. , you know you screwed up.. If he doesn’t go on the record to detail the sign-stealing scheme, it would’ve been awfully tough for MLB to get its investigation off the ground. A former player putting his name to the report does a world of good.Slusser says the