CC Sabathia was on the hill for Game 7 of ALCS 2017 in Houston, Minute Maid Park, and retired Yankees-Hurler wonders what could or should have been if the Astros' sign-theft program hadn't been more than two Coming to light years later.
"As everything comes out and the more facts we get, it gets frustrating, man, to sit here and know that I could have had a title late in my career, maybe & # 39; 17 or maybe & # 39; 18, but we cheated from a team that does something that doesn't follow the rules of the game, ”said Sabathia in the episode of“ Inside The NFL ”on Tuesday night at Showtime.
Major League Baseball completed its investigation and announced on Monday that the Astros had actually used electronic sign stealing devices, which were then passed on to the Batters by hitting garbage cans.
Manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for a year and then released by Astros owner Jim Crane. The franchise was also fined $ 5 million and had to make its first and second decisions over the next two years.
This punishment may not be a comfort to the Sabathia and Yankees of 2017, who won a victory in entering the World Series. Instead, the Astros came to Sabathia for a run over 3 1/3 innings and won Game 7 4-0.
Sabathia – who will be a special advisor to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, Andrew Marchand reported from the Post on Monday – wouldn't mind if the 2017 Astros World Championship title was cleared.
"Maybe yes. I mean, why not? … Put an end to it, ”said Sabathia. "I wouldn't be angry with that."