Ex-Astros GM details 'Codebreaker' scheme, pins blame on head scout in podcast


Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has previously denied his involvement and knowledge in the team’s sign-stealing scandal that led to his firing, and now he is specifically calling out a member of the organization as 2020 as the one responsible for “Codebreaker.”

In RADIO.COM and Cadence13’s latest edition of “The Edge: Houston Astros,” Luhnow pointed to the team’s head of advanced scouting department, Tom Koch-Weser, as the “central figure” in Astros’ sign-stealing and video-decoding system.

“I have accessed 22,000 texts sent or received from 2017 through 2019. Many of these openly discussing cheating and obvious violations,” Luhnow said. “It’s very clear who’s involved, and also very clear who’s not involved.”

Luhnow, who has referenced the texts before, spoke about one exchange in particular about an article on Major Le