The New York Yankees have all reported to Spring Training and are ready to get the 2020 season started. That being said, the upcoming season is not what everyone is talking about, unfortunately. Since the media has access to players, all everyone is talking about is the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Regardless of who you are, the media is asking every player what their thoughts are on the scandal.
Aaron Judge had his press conference with the media today and of course, was asked about the commissioner’s report and the scandal.
This is what Aaron Judge had to say about vacating the Astros’ 2017 championship: “I just don’t think it holds any value with me. You cheated and you didn’t earn it. That’s how I feel is, it wasn’t earned.”
Everyone knows that the New York Yankees had a big year in 2017 and was possibly robbed of going to the World Series. As much as the Dodgers are frustrated with what happened, the Yankees were also snubbed out of a great year.
Aaron Judge also explained why he deleted the post of Jose Altuve when he won the MVP in 2017. “Just sick to my stomach, to find out. I had a lot of respect for those guys and what they did, especially what they did for the city of Houston and that whole organization. They had a team that was in last place and drafted right, got the right players in there, and eventually got to the World Series. I had a lot of respect for them — the way they played and what they did. And then to find out that it wasn’t earned, they cheated — that didn’t sit well with me, and I just didn’t feel like the post that I did really meant the same anymore.”
Besides 2017, Judge believes that the Astros probably cheated in 2019 too. “It’s tough to think that it didn’t continue. I don’t know all the facts. Nobody knows all the facts, to be honest. So to think that they cheated and won it all in ’17, to think that they just clear-cut stopped, it’s tough for me to say that. But we’ll never really know.”