Boston Red Sox Red Sox Watch Cheating Story Way Overblown Share Tweet Published 3 months ago on September 7, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo Boston Red Sox Watch Cheating Story Way Overblown Should the Boston Red Sox have to vacate wins due to the Apple Watch cheating allegations? No, and the question is insane to even consider. But it is a question some have already posed including John Heyman of FanRag who took to Toucher and Rich of 98.5. Heyman claimed that Boston should be forced by MLB to vacate their wins against the New York Yankees this season. All of this because of cheating allegations the Yankees have brought against the Red Sox. Now we aren’t talking about of New York thought Doug Fister‘s mouthguard was an earpiece. These allegations infer that the Boston Red Sox used electronic devices to aid them stealing signs from their opponents in an illegal fashion. This claim goes beyond just stealing signs, as Dustin Pedroia pointed out on Wednesday, “It’s been around a long, long time,” he continued. “We were doing that at Douglass Junior High School [in Woodland, California], where I played. So, I don’t think this should be news to everybody.”. This claim is that Boston used illegal methods to do so. New York isn’t the only team that has felt this way during the 2017 season. Front Offices around baseball believe a serious punishment should be levied against the Red Sox for their actions. One team that might feel a little sour is the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland believes that the Red Sox cheated against them back on August 1st, a game the Red Sox won 12-10 after a horrible start by Chris Sale. The Indians bullpen got hit hard in that ballgame, a bullpen that has some of the best relievers in the game. Cleveland and New York feeling is one that many teams have. They feel that Boston hitters somehow know what pitches are coming before they happen. And to that I say, why has the Boston Red Sox offense struggled while they are supposedly “cheating”. The New York allegations came after they dropped 3-out-of-4 to the Yankees. Yes, they are still in first place, but if they are cheating, they haven’t been doing it well. Stealing signs is a part of the game, using technology is becoming more and more so. Is this “cheating”? Maybe, baseball is a sport of so many unwritten rules that it is tough to determine what is and isn’t legal in the sport. The Red Sox should be punished for their actions, but anything serious like a vacate of wins, please. For now, watch the Red Sox continue to make fun of the situation. Red Sox players having fun with the Yankees and the #AppleGate pic.twitter.com/GU7nyp8qKT — Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) September 7, 2017 📹 John Farrell leads off his press conference today showing off his timepiece "It's not an apple watch" #RedSox #WBZ pic.twitter.com/OME1yooi5V — Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) September 6, 2017 Related Topics:Boston Red Soxfeaturedred sox Up Next ESPN Interview With Red Sox’s Baby-Face Baller, Rafael Devers Don't Miss Dombrowski Defends Sign-Stealing Tanner Rebelo Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox Red Sox Name Alex Cora As The New Manager Red Sox Managerial Decision Seemingly Made Up The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Red Sox Manager Contestants Stepping Right Up Boston Red Sox Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton Published 6 days ago on November 16, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo Boston Red Sox Team President Dave Dombrowski isn’t a great talent evaluator. Throughout his entire career, he has built his success by acquiring proven big league talent. Betting on that changing anytime soon is foolish, so why not make another move for proven talent? Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has long been rumored to be on the trade block and Boston is just one of his potential destinations. Reports have stated thought that Stanton would prefer a trade to a team like the Dodgers despite “advisers” pushing for Boston. The Stanton vs Judge potential is enough to get any baseball fans heart racing. But should Boston present Miami a god offer? Some have balked at the potential of trading any more prospects but let me tell you a very well known secret, Boston’s farm system has been pillaged. Jay Groome and Michael Chavis are considered the best two prospects remaining under Dombrowski. My source tells me that while Giancarlo Stanton's preference is the LA Dodgers. His advisers are pushing for the #RedSox. Saying it would be huge for marketing/off field opportunities and it would be big for baseball. Stanton vs Judge in the AL East 19 times a season. pic.twitter.com/tpaPmQoeZE — Joe Kayata (@NBC10_Joe) November 15, 2017 So any thought of depleting the farm system anymore should be tossed out the window as there isn’t much left there, to begin with. On top of that, the current makeup of the team and the organization is winning now, a strategy that is far from working given the current talent in the lineup. Last season the Red Sox lacked true pop in their lineup after the retirement of David Ortiz. Many at the time sold it as the 2015 Royals who nickeled and dimed their way to a world series title. But when it came down to it the 2017 Boston Red Sox lacked balls. Boston needs a power bat in the heart of their order. Not just for the home runs from that player, but for the protection they would offer the other hitters in the lineup. If you were a pitcher facing the Red Sox last season almost every hitter in the lineup could be pitched too. The only exception might be Hanley Ramirez, but the BIG HR simply was set up to fail to have to step in for Ortiz with no protection around him. Stanton would instantly bring in pop, lineup protection, and the much needed “it” factor that will help drive fans to the team. Without this type of move, it is hard to see how next season will be any different. Continue Reading Boston Red Sox Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox Published 2 weeks ago on November 7, 2017 By Jackson Kelley Last year, it was Chris Sale; in 2016, the exorbitantly expensive David Price was all the hype. Both of these roundly heralded saviors produced the same underwhelming results. Another short-winded trip to the playoffs; another bummer of a year. The Red Sox simply cannot afford a third consecutive first-round exit, in the 2018 postseason. And it seems that Dave Dombrowski knows this. In an attempt to prevent car-flipping anarchy in the streets, he fired the overseer of all this recent failure (his direct subordinate) – John Farrell. Now the Sox will be heading into next season with a newfangled remedy. No, it’s not a hundred-million dollar player. This time around, management has received the upgrade. It’s the newly hired manager, Alex Cora, who will be charged with the burden of resurrecting one of the most venerated franchises in professional sports. On Monday, Cora was formally introduced to Boston as the new manager (or scapegoat). Good luck, buddy! You’re gonna need it. Should Boston fans really expect an appreciable change to be affected by just one man? After all, this is exactly what we’ve done, to no avail, for the past few years. And if Cora really represents the end-all-be-all solution, what is a realistic accomplishment for him, and his club, in the first season of his tenure? Continue Reading Boston Red Sox Like Looking in the Mirror Published 3 weeks ago on November 2, 2017 By Jackson Kelley After watching the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series, Red Sox fans deserve to be upset. Go ahead and sink into your bed of indignance, for a couple of days, and don’t let anyone stop you, Red Sox Nation. You’re safe there. 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