NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees reacts during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in game three of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 15, 2019 in New York City.
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New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres is the latest in a long string of players to accuse the Astros of cheating in 2019.

Gleyber Torres has joined a number of other New York Yankees who believe the Houston Astros did not stop cheating in 2019.

And he makes a great point too. Torres, as well as baseball fans in general, believe it’s ridiculous that the Astros would just stop cheating. If the cheating is working and they’re getting away with it, why throw that advantage away?

It doesn’t make sense. Logical thinking would conclude that the Astros would only cheat more efficiently and more discreetly.

Torres equated the comment to cheating at video games against teammate Luis Severino. If Torres can see what pitch Severino is about to throw him, he’s ready for it and crushes it. It’s a literally perfect comparison between Major League Baseball and MLB The Show.

The hilarious image of Torres going yard as himself off Severino pitching as himself aside, the point is that Torres isn’t just going to stop sneaking a peek at the controller if it’s working.

Why would he give that advantage up? Severino hasn’t caught him (yet). He’s likely running up the score on poor Luis every time they play. But sure, he’s just gonna stop on his own accord because “he doesn’t know if it’s still effective.”

And yet, baseball fans are expected to believe that the Houston Astros just stopped cheating? They went out and won a World Series with this cheating system but then couldn’t decide if it was still effective?

And the evidence made public by Mike Fiers and Jomboy is all that commissioner Rob Manfred could prove?

Or, like Gleyber Torres, are baseball fans smart enough to realize that the Astros never stopped cheating? Is it possible they simply improved the system?

After all, Torres wouldn’t just stop looking at Severino’s controller while playing video games.

Lifetime ballplayer and Yankee fan. Strongly believe that the eye-test and advanced stats can be used together instead of against each other.