MLB players react to Astros' apology for stealing signs: 'They didn't own up to anything'

It took months, but the Houston Astros finally apologized for the team’s 2017 sign-stealing scandal. The team held a press conference Thursday in which Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman read prepared statements and owner Jim Crane answered questions. Following that presser, the Astros opened the clubhouse, giving Astros players the opportunity to address the issue.

For months, this is all many around the game wanted. Opposing players wanted the Astros to take accountability for cheating and show remorse for their actions.

If the early reactions are to be believed, opposing players — and former players — weren’t satisfied with what they heard from the Astros on Thursday.

A few players took issue with the way the team handled the situation.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts took a slightly different approach.

But the majority of the complaints came after Crane told reporters he didn’t think the Astros’ sign-stealing had an impact on games. That comment struck a nerve.

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