Pedro Martinez is on the side of Jessica Mendoza.
The Hall of Fame hurler recently said that Mike Fiers was wrong in uncovering the Astros shield scandal that was published in a story in The Athletic that ran after this season.
"If he did it while playing for the Houston Astros, I would say Mike Fiers is brave," said Martinez WEEI. "But doing it after you leave the Houston Astros because they no longer have you doesn't show me anything. You're just a bad team-mate."
Fiers has spent three seasons with the Astros, the last of which was in 2017. Fiers explained the team's plan to steal the World Series. This led to an MLB investigation conducted with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch is locked for a year and then fired by the team. Martinez & # 39; Red Sox, who is now being investigated for misdeeds that they committed during their 2018 championship season, fired manager Alex Cora in 2017 for his role in the scandal as an Astros Bank coach.
Most have applauded Fiers, a pitcher who has been with the Tigers and A’s since leaving Houston, for commenting on the subject. However, Mendoza, an ESPN analyst and Mets advisor, questioned whether Fiers violated the clubhouse code.
Martinez, now an analyst at MLB Network, is sure that he did it.
"Whatever happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse and Fiers broke the rules," said Martinez. "I agree to clean up the game. I agree that the fact that the Commissioner takes a tough hand on this should at the same time mean that the players should not be the ones who drop the whistleblower.
“If you have integrity, you can find ways to tell everyone in the clubhouse: 'Hey, we could be in trouble. I don't want to be part of it. "You call your GM. You tell him. Or you call someone you can, MLB or someone and say," I don't want to be part of it. "Or you tell the team," Get me out of here, me don't want to be part of it. "Then show me something. But if you leave Houston and most likely don't agree with Houston and you put the whole team under the bus, I don't trust you. I won't trust you because we are had that rule. "