Craig Calcaterra

Blogger at NBC's HardballTalk. Recovering litigator. Rake. Scoundrel. Notorious Man-About-Town.

Red Sox are expected to get a “slap on the wrist” for sign stealing


I wrote this morning that Major League Baseball was not likely to come down super hard on the Red Sox as a result of their stealing signs. That was just a suspicion at the time, based on precedent. Seems that suspicion was a pretty accurate one.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe just tweeted this:

Earlier today Jeff Passan of Yahoo reported much the same thing in a larger column about cheating in baseball. He believes Major League Baseball will issue a fine, possibly to the team, and maybe suspend players or coaches involved in the actual sign stealing.

So: it’s a lot of fun to talk about and it’s likely to stoke the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees, but ultimately it will be a lot of nothing, it seems.