Los Angeles Dodgers’ superstar Cody Bellinger, who is trying to lead the team to their first World Series Championship since 1988, had some comments regarding the allegations that both the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox used various methods to steal signs.
The Dodgers lost in back-to-back World Series to both Boston and Houston, so Bellinger is particularly interested in what comes from the MLB investigation and how harsh the punishments levied on the two franchises will be. The Dodgers lost to the Astros in seven games, then to the Red Sox in five games the following season.
“Honestly, we’re curious to see what happens,” Bellinger said, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. “It sucks, man. We were close, but we did it the right way.”
According to a recent report from The Athletic, the allegations state that Boston used their video replay room to decipher signs from opposing catchers, which were then relayed to baserunners, who could inform hitters which pitch was coming.
Additionally, Houston allegedly set up a monitor just outside their dugout to steal signs and banged on trash cans to alert hitters when an off-speed pitch was coming.
“We could’ve won it if things could’ve gone our way,” Bellinger said. “But it is what it is, man. You really can’t look back on it anymore. We’ll see what happens, what Manfred wants to do. We’ll see.”
Bellinger still believes in the potential of the Dodgers entering 2020, and despite a rather quiet free agency, Bellinger remains confident in what is in store for the Dodgers moving forward.
“We won 106 games last year,” he said. “We’ve got a good team.”