Mets RHP Marcus Stroman is back on Twitter to talk about the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, and this time, he has video.
Stroman spoke out about the situation in general last week, saying "This is crazy. Truly can't believe all this s--t coming out in baseball." But the right-hander did his research and found a clip put together by Daily Hive Toronto's Ian Hunter that shows very clearly the Astros using their sign-stealing method against Stroman.
ICYMI - This is the infamous garbage can banging noise from a Blue Jays and Astros game back in 2017. It's very clear if you listen with headphones, too. pic.twitter.com/FLevUbzKnj- Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) November 14, 2019
"S--t makes sense now," he quote tweeted. "I remember wondering how these guys were laying off some of my nasty pitches. Relaying all my signs in live speed to the batter. Ruining the integrity of the game. These dudes were all about the camera and social media. Now, they're all quiet! Lol."
The Astros players had been quiet during the fallout of MLB's official report that led to Houston firing manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow. But Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman faced the media heat during their annual Fan Fest this past weekend, when they discussed wanting to move forward.
Everyone may not be ready to move on with them, especially those who were affected by it. Former Yankees LHP CC Sabathia voiced his frustrations already, and now Stroman sees how it was used against him.
Padres RHP Chris Archer is among those players as well, quote tweeting Stroman's reply himself.
"Totally silent silent...where that's 'swag' now?" Archer said. "It was all a facade the whole time, the act, the game. All of it."
Stroman may have left the game in line for a win that day, but it still ruins "the integrity of the game," as he points out.