Juicy Update to the Cardinals Cheating Scandal
We get some more details from disgruntled and admitted cheater Christopher Correa from the Cardinals organization. Who’s actions were punished on Monday to the tune of 2 draft picks and $2 million dollars to the Astros. He is also getting ready to serve a 46 month prison sentence. He released this statement on twitter.
Statement regarding MLB Cooperation pic.twitter.com/MBwYoZ48PN
— Chris Correa (@chriscorrea) January 31, 2017
In a tasteful move of they did it first he is saying that the Astros stole Jeff Luhnow original Algorithms he set up in the Cardinals computers. He is claiming they stole information between 2012-14. Of coarse MLB is saying this is all bullshit. Here is their statement in the matter:
“The Office of the Commissioner made the decision in the spring of 2015 for sound legal reasons to defer its investigation of the incursions into the Astros’ systems, including interviewing Mr. Correa and witnesses, as a result of the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.
“Mr. Correa and potential witnesses were informed of our decision to defer our investigation until the government completed its investigation and any criminal charges against Mr. Correa were adjudicated. Upon the conclusion of the federal investigation, during July and August 2016, the Department of Investigations repeatedly requested Mr. Correa’s cooperation through his attorney. On July 21, 2016, Mr. Correa was informed directly that he would be placed on the permanently ineligible list if he did not cooperate with the Department of Investigations. Mr. Correa not only steadfastly refused to answer any questions, but also opposed the release of any documents by the government to the Office of the Commissioner. On August 23, 2016, Mr. Correa’s attorney told the Department of Investigations that Mr. Correa was not interested in ‘providing any information directly or indirectly to MLB.’ The Department of Investigations was not provided evidence to substantiate the other allegations contained in Mr. Correa’s letter, but remains willing to meet with Mr. Correa at any time.”
It seems like slinging mud at the MLB just to try to save a little face in my opinion. But none the less have fun in Jail.