The Chicago White Sox may or may not be affected by the ruling that the MLB made on the Boston Red Sox and their sign-stealing scandal.
There was a bit of set in stone MLB news that came out yesterday. Major League Baseball announced the punishments given to the Boston Red Sox in their own little sign-stealing scandal. Of course, we wonder if it is going to affect the Chicago White Sox in any way? The Red Sox and White Sox are not in the same division but they are both American League teams trending in the opposite directions.
The Red Sox lost a second-round pick in 2020, their replay operator J.T. Watkins is banned through the 2020 playoffs and from doing the same job in 2021, and Alex Cora is banned through the 2020 season. Cora, however, is not banned for any conduct with the Red Sox. He is banned for his part in the Houston Astros scandal that was proven to be much worse. Cora received the same ban as Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch.
This really has no effect on the White Sox as of right now because the Red Sox were already on a downward slide. The Astros getting hit was going to affect the White Sox because the Houston Astros falling off would be a good thing for their chances at the playoffs and a deep run in them. With the Red Sox in the middle of a re-tool, this ruling really doesn’t matter to them.
One thing that the White Sox can learn, is to keep playing good clean baseball. They have a bright future and they don’t want any of that to be ruined by anything that happened to the Houston Astros. The MLB came down so hard on Houston and it is going to take so long for them to recover from how the fans are going to treat him. Guys like Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are going to have to hear about it for the rest of their lives.