SEATTLE — Aaron Decide hasn’t spoken with Jose Altuve or Carlos Correa for the reason that Astros’ sign-stealing scandal from Houston’s 2017 World Collection title run turned public.
That hasn’t been a problem, however they’ll be teammates at Tuesday’s All-Star Sport in Colorado and Decide mentioned he hasn’t determined what he’s going to do.
“If it occurs, it occurs,’’ Decide instructed The Publish earlier than the Yankees’ 12-1 win over the Mariners at T-Cellular Park. “We’ll be there to have fun the sport and I don’t wish to convey any previous drama to remove from something.”
The Astros ended the Yankees’ season in 2017 when Houston beat them in seven video games within the ALCS in a season through which Altuve beat out Decide for the American League MVP — accomplishments which have since been tarnished or discredited within the wake of MLB’s investigation that discovered Houston used an elaborate digital sign-stealing scheme through which indicators could be relayed by banging a rubbish can to alert hitters what pitch was coming.
Decide made his emotions recognized in regards to the dishonest scandal throughout spring coaching of 2020, when he mentioned, “I had quite a lot of respect for them, the best way they performed and what they did. After which to seek out out it wasn’t earned — they cheated — that didn’t sit properly with me.”
He additionally referred to as the penalties handed out by MLB — none of which impacted any energetic gamers — “fairly weak for a player-driven scheme.”
Of Altuve and Correa this season, Decide mentioned, “They’re having nice years. It’ll be enjoyable to be there.”
The Yankees shut out the primary half of the common season with three video games towards the Astros in Houston beginning on Friday.
The groups met for the primary time for the reason that scandal turned public in Could, when Yankee followers rode the Astros all through the collection — singling out Altuve particularly, with a “[Bleep] Altuve” chant that has continued all year long.