Many have tried to use Carlos Beltran and Alex Cora as scapegoats in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scheme, however Carlos Correa did his greatest to place a stop to that following the group’s huge press conference on Thursday.
After the Astros embarrassed themselves with a scripted press conference that included phony statements from Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve, Correa provided a refreshing take on the cheating scandal. The shortstop addressed the current report that Astros gamers have been heavily influenced by Carlos Beltran, who was with the group in 2017 and painted by Major League Baseball as one of many masterminds behind the sign-stealing operation.
“We didn’t really feel scared. We didn’t really feel intimidated. He was the nicest guy that we might ever have. He was the perfect teammate we might ever have,” Correa stated. “Beltran was the leader of the clubhouse, however we all had a say in every thing that we have been doing. No matter he stated, and no matter we have been doing, we had the prospect to cease it as a group — everyone. Everyone had a chance to say something, and we didn’t.
“No matter anonymous sources are saying we felt intimidated or felt we have been too younger to say one thing, that’s simply straight up bulls—. Beltran didn’t intimidate anybody.”
Correa also referred to as Beltran an “unbelievable gentleman” and spoke concerning the constructive influence he had on the workforce when gamers have been slumping or feeling down on themselves.
The newest report from The Athletic stated Beltran and Cora noticed ineffiencies with what the Astros were doing with their infamous codebreaking program and took issues into their own palms. Beltran was supposedly requested to stop by no less than one veteran participant, but even supervisor AJ Hinch believed overruling Beltran would harm his credibility in the clubhouse. For those who keep in mind, there have been reviews that Hinch smashed video monitors in the Astros clubhouse to precise his displeasure with the sign-stealing antics.
Correa is just 25, so he was 23 in the course of the 2017 season. Beltran was 40 at the time, and The Athletic report stated younger players have been “steamrolled” by him with the sign-stealing scheme. Correa obviously feels that's inaccurate.