MLB Asked Dodgers Not to Comment on Astros Scandal but Only 'Recommended' it to Other Teams

The Dodgers aren't allowed to comment on the sign-stealing
The Dodgers aren't allowed to comment on the sign-stealing / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers were on the wrong end of a World Series defeat to the Houston Astros in 2017, but the Astros allegedly were using an elaborate sign-stealing operation in order to decipher signs and gain an advantage.

While there is probably nothing the organization would want more than to tear the Astros apart, the league has prevented Los Angeles from speaking out on the scandal. However, they have merely "recommended" that same idea for other clubs.

The league might have put a gag on the Dodgers, but that hasn't stopped the heavy hitters from some of baseball's biggest teams from speaking out.

Players like Trevor Bauer, Noah Syndergaard, and former Dodgers starter Yu Darvish have all ripped Houston on Twitter, and Yankees GM Brian Cashman has even commented on the story, and hints at the possibility that they aren't finished.

More so than any other team, the Dodgers have a bone to pick with the Astros over their blatant cheating. However, perhaps with the intent of avoiding another PR firestorm, the league wants L.A. to keep their mouths shut for the time being.