The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees have developed a rivalry over the past few years. Blue Jays’ budding ace Alek Manoah found himself right in the middle of it last season, when he underwent a screaming match with Yankees players. Manoah recently added more fuel to the fire when he was asked who he thinks MLB’s biggest cheater is of all-time, per Starting 9 on Twitter.
“Gerrit Cole,” Alek Manoah responded to the question. “He cheated, he used a lot of like sticky stuff to make his pitches better, and he kind of got called out on it.”
MLB has cracked down on the use of foreign substances over the past couple of seasons. Pitchers have used substances to gain spin rate on pitches for years now, and Cole was a pitcher linked to the use of these substances.