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Dodgers: Joc Pederson Shares Thoughts on Astros Cheating Scandal

As the allegations against the Houston Astros continue to pile up, there are no shortage of reactions from key baseball figures around the league.

The Dodgers have had quite a few people inside of the organization weigh in on the Houston sign stealing scandal including president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and closer Kenley Jansen. This time around, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has weighed in.

The outfielder was asked how he personally felt about the Astros scandal and how the other Dodgers players have reacted to the situation in recent days. Here was his response:

“There is a lot that has come out. It is really unfortunate. It brings back a really bad feeling to your stomach like when we lost.”

Joc expanded on his thoughts with AM570 reporter Dave Vassegh.

With recent details coming to light, there is no doubt that many current Dodgers who played in the 2017 World Series feel like they took a gut punch. It seemed to be such a hard fought and evenly matched World Series that went seven games, but these new details paint a much murkier picture.

While we wait for an official punishment to come down from the hands of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Houston Astros will always have an asterisk next to their 2017 World Series title — and for good reason.

Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


  1. Punishment must be stiff. Buck Showalter taking away draft picks is not enough.
    Hunch,Cora, and Beltran if they all knew and participated in it must be suspended. No signing any free agents for 5 years. Remove their title and leave it vacant so all teams now and in the future have an example before them.

  2. The whole 2017 World Series should be taken away from the Astros and given to the LA DODGERS The Houston Astros committed a crime and should be heavely punish.

    1. I agree Mack Phillips the Houston Astro Organization did the biggest cheating scandal
      In the history of MLB and of all sports.
      Like I said before all eyes are on MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and I hope he does the right thing (1) Give the 2017 World Series trophy to the LA Dodgers.
      (2) Banned the Houston Astro Organization permanently from MLB once a cheat always a cheat. Also A.J. Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran. Anything less from Rob Manfred will be insult to MLB and fans.

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