Pedro Martinez Blasts Mike Fiers For Ratting Out The Astros For Cheating

Ruben Hill
January 26, 2020

There are advantages to baseball as a whole in this saga, which comes to light as it affects many people beyond the Astros (especially those who have played against them), and the public strikes for this franchise and those involved will hopefully become one Be a deterrent Avoid this in the future. Cheats don't deserve protection. You don't deserve silence.

And this outdated notion that Fiers is the one who is wrong has to end.

Pedro Martinez is on Jessica Mendoza's side. Martinez denied any wrongdoing, announcing he used to be "excited for the investigation to web over with, real so that they'll look there used to be nothing occurring here".

I admit it doesn't happen often that I disagree with Martinez. He is a brilliant baseball head and his open and honest opinion about the game is always welcome.

Martinez, now an MLB Network analyst, is certain that he did.

"No topic happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse, and Fiers broke the foundations", Martinez rapid Boston radio region WEEI. Not because he said something different or worse than others who attacked Fiers, but because he is the most recent example and has a common mindset that I disagree with. "I agree that the fact that the Commissioner is taking a hard hand on this, but at the same time players should not be the one dropping the whistle-blower".

See the problem here? Who else really knows what's going on? You want to show me you're trying to clean up your sport? The caretakers who have to replace beaten trash cans? If you really think it's better for the sport to be clean, your concern for the team can't be the top priority.

The Hall of Fame pitcher recently spoke out on A's pitcher Mike Fiers putting his name next to accusations of the Houston Astros electronically stealing signs in the 2017 season.

"If you tell me that Mike Fiers is coming to my team and you have already thrown your team under the bus, the team you used to play for ..." "You're just a bad teammate".

I agree that Fiers said best when he was with the Astros, when he was part of the team that cheated. Fiers didn't do that, as pretty much every single Astros fan on social media emphasized, as if it invalidated what he saw.

But the next best moment? "If you have integrity you find ways to tell everybody in the clubhouse, 'Hey, we might get in trouble for this".

"I just want the game to be cleaned up a little bit because there are guys who are losing their jobs because they're going in there not knowing", Fiers said. "You call your GM". "However will glean to you enable Houston and presumably you didn't accept as true with Houston whenever you happen to left, after which you streak and fall the total crew below the bus, I don't have confidence you".

I'm sorry, but "integrity, quot; is not seeing cheating happen and never, never saying anything". That is being an accomplice. That is taking the easy way out.

And I guess I don't see why it would be better to remain anonymous, go through the backward channels. Athletic's article was so influential why Major League Baseball investigated and punished so quickly. Anonymous sources are important, but they simply do not have the same impact. And that is why Fiers should be applauded, not attacked.

We've seen some of that, too, thankfully.

We also see this kind of reaction among the players in this scandal. They were exhausted of competing on an uneven playing field, and when influential players started speaking out, that's when things shifted. The team has the opportunity to team up with a prominent analyst (who is usually also a celebrity in his own franchise history) and to bring a knowledgeable analyst with his players in spring training or something that isn't (at least on a calendar) basis particularly contradicting their broadcasting obligations. Comments such as Martinez's stacking on Mendoza can be discussed, but it is certainly noteworthy that she is not alone in the "broadcast / team member" category and says controversial things about the Astros scandal.

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