MLB Reportedly Discussing New Rules to Combat Electronic Sign-Stealing

The MLB is reportedly brainstorming new rules to prevent electronic sign-stealing
The MLB is reportedly brainstorming new rules to prevent electronic sign-stealing / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

We had to see this coming, no?

Major League Baseball has finally remained a topic of discussion for the duration of its offseason, but, of course, it's been for all of the wrong reasons. The Houston Astros' sign-stealing operation hasn't gone a day without making waves, and the team's supposed "apology" this week only added more fuel to the fire.

Well, according to The Athletic, which has been on top of this scandal from jump, the MLB's players union is brainstorming new rules to help prevent electronic sign-stealing.

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is leading the charge, and he had a lot to say on the tinkering that needs to be done with the league's replay system.

"Really trying to get in talks with players across the league to try to come up with as fair a system as possible," said Scherzer. "Replay has been in the game and enhances the game, but we’ve seen the unintended consequences of this."

The report claims the parties involved aren't "far apart" in terms of reaching an agreement, and the goal is to have new regulations instilled before the start of the 2020 regular season, which kicks off in a little over a month.

Scherzer and Co. are evidently attempting to expedite talks, and we can only hope that a compromise is reached before long.

Again, the Astros weren't sorry for the black eye they left on the league. They were sorry that they were caught, and there's no evidence to suggest the organization will merely put an end to their antics because they were outed and punished.