Former Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia said that he feels "cheated" by the Astros sign-stealing scandal, which has officially been confirmed by MLB after they concluded their investigation on Monday with a report detailing the cheating.
Sabathia was a part of the 2017 Yankees team that met the Astros in the ALCS that season, a series which went to a Game 7 that was played in Houston. The Astros won every game at Minute Maid Park that series, and would go on to beat the Dodgers in the World Series.
"As everything's been coming out, and the more facts that we get, it's getting frustrating, man, to sit here and know that late in my career I could've had a title, maybe '17 or maybe '18, but we got cheated out of a team kind of doing something that's not within the rules of the game," Sabathia said on Tuesday night's episode of "Inside The NFL" on Showtime.
Despite Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow being suspended from MLB for one year and then being fired by the team thereafter, Houston losing their first and second round draft picks in 2020 and 2021, and the organization being fined $5 million, that might not be enough for the Yankees.
The Astros scored one run on Sabathia in 3.1 innings pitched in that final Game 7, in which they won 4-0 en route to a World Series title.
The Post's Andrew Marchand reported on Monday that Sabathia wouldn't mind seeing that title vacated.
"Maybe, yeah. I mean, why not? …Vacate it," Sabathia said. "I wouldn't be mad at that."