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Report: FBI investigating Cardinals for hacking Astros networks

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Report: FBI investigating Cardinals for hacking Astros networks

This is one of those stories that can impact the baseball landscape for years.

The New York Times reports the St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for allegedly hacking into the Houston Astros internal networks and stealing confidential information.

The Houston FBI office is leading the investigation after law enforcement officials reportedly found evidence that the Cardinals broke into an Astros network that included internal discussions about trades, stats and scouting reports.

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According to the New York Times, subpoenas have been served to the Cardinals and Major League Baseball.

The Cardinals officials under investigation have not been announced publicly and they have not been suspended or fired.

This is the first known case of one professional sports team hacking into another's network and if true, would represent a major step beyond what Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots did with "SpyGate" in 2007.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.