After almost five years being involved in one of Major League Baseball’s worst scandals, former Astro Carlos Beltrán has come clean. Beltrán, part of the 2017 Houston World Series champions, now admits that the Astros "crossed the line" with their sign-stealing tactics.
"Looking back now, yes, we did cross the line," Beltrán said via an interview with Michael Kay and YES Network set to air later today.
"A lot of people always ask me, ‘Why you didn’t stop it?’" Beltrán told YES. "And my answer is, ‘I didn’t stop it the same way no one stopped it. This is working for us.’ Why you gonna stop something that is working for you?"
He also suggested the organization knew what was going on and should’ve pumped the brakes:
"So, if the organization would’ve said something to us, we would’ve stopped it for sure."
Shortly after the 2017 season ended, Beltrán retired from the field and was hired as manager of the Mets, but the Mets then fired him before he could manage a single game because of his role in the sign-stealing scheme.