On Tuesday, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow addressed allegations that his team used technology to illegally steal signs during the 2017 season.
While Luhnow admitted that the Astros "haven't done everything properly," he insisted that the team has attempted to stay within the guidelines of the game.
"I think that when an organization has success, there's going to naturally be critics trying to figure out things that might not be right, or things that the organization may have not done properly," Luhnow told reporters at the GM meetings in Arizona, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
"We haven't done everything properly, but I do feel confident that in general, most of the time, we did things right and we try and follow the rules. We try to be good citizens and we try to compete as hard as we can."
The Astros are being accused of stealing signals through the use of a center-field camera at Minute Maid Park by several people who were with the team during the 2017 campaign. Pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Oakland Athletics in 2019, went on the record to detail how the Astros used the camera and relayed the signs to their hitters.