Steve Cishek Claims Cubs Suspected Astros Illegal Sign-Stealing During Game in 2019

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Steve Cishek claims the Astros were stealing signs during a game in 2019 | Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The fallout continues from the Astros sign-stealing scandal. According to the MLB report, the Astros committed their offenses during the 2017 regular season and postseason.

Now another player has thrown themselves into the spotlight and accused the Astros of continuing to cheat after the 2017 season. Steve Cishek, a veteran relief pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs in 2019, believes their signs were compromised while playing against Houston.

As he states, Cishek doesn't have any hard evidence to back up his claim, but at this point in time, it is fair to give him the benefit of the doubt. It's more damning on the MLB, however, that a player has openly stated that they would rather face a player on steroids, rather than a team with sign-stealing technology.

The Cubs had many bullpen issues in 2019. Could it be that the pitchers just weren't as effective, rather than signs being stolen? Of course that is a possibility.

However, knowing what we do about the Astros, nothing is out of the question.