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Why players are so willing to sound off against sign stealing and the Astros

The Astros scandal has inspired star players like Mike Trout to air their thoughts.

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Rob Manfred has an option: Censure the 2017 Astros

There's another path the commissioner could take to stem the sportwide sign-stealing anger.

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PLAYERS REACT TO SIGN-STEALING

Markakis on Astros: 'Every single guy over there needs a beating'

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Judge on Astros' title: 'You cheated and you didn't earn it'

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Turner sounds off on Manfred, Astros' punishment

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Trout not satisfied with Astros' punishment

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Bellinger blasts Astros: They stole a ring from us

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Clark addresses player discipline in Astros scandal

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark says player discipline was not in the conversation prior to the investigation of the Astros sign-stealing scandal.

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