Carlos Beltran admits Astros cheated: 'We were wrong'

“Looking back now, yes, we did cross the line,” Beltrán said via an interview with Michael Kay and YES Network set to air later today.

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Carlos Beltran #15 of the Houston Astros scores on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Alex Bregman #2 in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 5, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

Carlos Beltran #15 of the Houston Astros scores on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Alex Bregman #2 in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 5, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

Beltran was, of course, referring to the shady scheme in which Houston combined a dugout trash can and in-house video equipment to tip off batters about an incoming pitch. In other words, the team cheated their way to a title, but aside from the constant squawk of boo birds at ball parks across the country, they have otherwise received little more than a slap on the wrist.

“A lot of people always ask me, ‘Why you didn’t stop it?’” Beltrán told YES. “And my answer is, ‘I didn’t stop it the same way no one stopped it. This is working for us.’ Why you gonna stop something that is working for you?”

He also suggested the organization knew what was going on and should’ve pumped the brakes: “So, if the organization would’ve said something to us, we would’ve stopped it for sure.”

He then continued to point the finger mainly at the organization, not the players:

Carlos Beltran #15 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by teammates after Beltran scored against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the seventh inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 9, 2017 in Oakland, California. 

Carlos Beltran #15 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by teammates after Beltran scored against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the seventh inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 9, 2017 in Oakland, California. 

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