Judge rules MLB letter to Yankees to be unsealed

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U.S. District Court judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled Friday that a letter from MLB to the Yankees concerning a 2017 investigation be unsealed.

The ruling was part of a $5 million class action case brought against MLB, the Astros, and the Red Sox by DraftKings players. It was already publicly known that the Yankees were fined as a result of that 2017 investigation, but it was believed to be for the improper use of a dugout phone. However, the plaintiffs in this case allege that MLB's investigation actually found a "more serious, sign-stealing scheme" and that the letter from MLB to the Yankees showed commissioner Rob Manfred's "duplicity." Both MLB and the Yankees are trying to keep the letter sealed from public view, with New York arguing that it's disclosure would result in "significant" damage to the team's reputation. Judge Rakoff wrote that the Yankees and MLB have until Monday at noon ET to submit a "minimally redacted" letter to protect the "privacy interests" of the people mentioned. Stay tuned.


Well this oughta be fun...
 

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Sir, that type of libel is exactly why the upstanding organization of the New York Yankees is justified in wanting the record to remain sealed.
 

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I didn’t realize he had that kind of authority but even so why would he cause this kind of harm to his own team? May as well trade him to San Diego for a bag of peanuts.
 

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It's all smoke, mark my words. The dugout phone is the smoking gun. Nothing to the degree of even the Sox, let alone the Astros....
 

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I guess Chris Paddack is going to need a new nickname now that we're offended by anything remotely related to law enforcement
 

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are we shocked? take our first round pick and fine em 5 mil, or whatever you did to houston and boston, and get over it. everybody steals signs, except maybe baltimore and miami.
 

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Stealing signs isn't the issue. That's legal. It's using technology to steal them.

Not that I wouldn't be shocked to learn basically everyone was doing that too.
 

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Stealing signs isn't the issue. That's legal. It's using technology to steal them.

Not that I wouldn't be shocked to learn basically everyone was doing that too.
I know that Lance Armstrong turned everyone who wasn't a skeptic into one, but that is one hell of a hill for Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger to die on after they sounded off on the Astros.

Either way, I look forward to the 30 for 30, where it's 60 minutes of everyone offering his weak apologies for what he did or said, and those weak apologies are recorded on a tablet to then show to other guys to get a reaction.
 
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DId the Yankees even need to cheat? Let's have a billion dollar payroll and while we are at it let's try to cheat to win. Seems like overkiil
 
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