The Houston Astros already had a huge target on their back after Major League Baseball suspended the team’s GM and manager that ultimately led to their firings earlier this week.
Talking in length and for the first time since the punishments were handed out, the Astros star not only assured everyone that things would be fine, he guaranteed the team would be in the World Series in 2020.
He also addressed the rumors of him possibly wearing a buzzer underneath his jersey that signaled hitters on what pitches were coming.
Super agent Scott Boras came to the defense of his client with this statement:
“[Altuve] has never been involved in any information with the use of an electronic device that is triggered during the course of the game. Fans need to keep in mind that there are a lot of players who are in the spider web, but they are not the black widow just because they are a member of the team or the league.’’
The Boston Red Sox fired Alex Cora for his part in the cheating scandal that now has the 2018 team under investigation and the New York Mets ousted its manager Carlos Beltran, making the former Astros outfielder the third manager to be out of a job since MLB released its report Monday detailing how the Astros used in-house cameras to steal opposing teams’ signs and relay them to Astros batters.