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How Gerrit Cole could already be dividing the Yankees clubhouse

When Gerrit Cole spoke about sign-stealing, he stated that he didn't see any cheating going on when he was with the Astros in 2018 and 2019, but he realizes most people don't want to believe that.

ESPN 97.5's A.J. Hoffman, Joel Blank, and Raheel Ramzanali debate if Cole meant the media, his teammates, the public, or all three don't want to believe the Astros weren't cheating in 2018 and 2019. Check out the video and decide for yourself.

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Thursday on Around The Horn, Tony Reali, Frank Isola, Sarah Spain and Woody Paige discuss if former Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow have truly served their punishments if they are allowed to return next season even if no games are played in 2020.

First, we have no idea what the 2020 season will look like at this point, so there's no reason to complain about their punishments because MLB's 2020 season could still take place. Second, both Hinch and Luhnow were fired. MLB handed down the suspensions, if you have an issue with their punishments, then go after commissioner Rob Manfred.

Should this really be an Astros story?