A new book from baseball writer Andy Martino alleges the Astros continued their sign-stealing scheme through the 2019 postseason https://www.bostonprostoreonline.com/Enrique_Hernandez_Flag-255.Martino book,Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing, details Houston sign-stealing in 2019, which differed slightly from the practice in previous years. According to Martino, the Astros would use television monitors to pick up the opposing catcher signs, then use awhistling coach and massage gun to signal different pitches to the team hitters.MLB suspended former Houstonmanager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for one year in January 2020 for their involvement in the team sign-stealing system. The Astros were additionallystripped of their first-round and second-round draft picks in 20 and 21, and they were also fined $5 million.The initial investigation into Houston sign-stealing alleged the Astros stole signs through the 2017 season and into part of 18 https://www.bostonprostoreonline.com/Jd_Martinez_Flag-287. But Martino book challenges that finding. The Rays reportedly asked MLB to look forHouston players wearing vibrating Band-Aids during the 19 ALDS, and Martino details a tense interaction between the Yankees and Astros hitting coach Alex Cintrón during the 19 ALCS.The exact tone and volume of the whistle would vary, depending on the pitch that Masahiro] Tanaka was about to throw, Martino wrote.Yankees manager Aaron Boone and a few of his coaches started yelling across at Cintrón, telling him to stop. What the f-are you gonna do about it? Cintrón called back.Hinch vehemently denied all sign-stealing allegations during the 2019 playoffs. He said the claims of cheating were ajoke.He was fired in January 20, shortly after MLB issued his yearlong suspension.Hinch returned to a Major League dugout in 2021 as he currently serves as the manager of the Tigers.The Astros lost to the Nationals in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series https://www.bostonprostoreonline.com/Alex_Verdugo_Flag-159. Houston reached the ALCS last season, and it currently sits at 3426 in 21 entering Wednesday night.