The headline is that MLB's own investigation has turned up some dirt on Yankees and Red Sox scouts, which no doubt means that media attention to the scandal will increase.
But further down in the story we learn that the FBI's investigation has not (yet, at least) focused on any other teams than the Nationals and the White Sox, whose scouting director was caught trying to carry $40k in cash through customs in Miami. And according to the story:
"One source briefed on MLB investigators' findings said he believed 'less than a half-dozen' teams would be implicated, including the Yankees, Red Sox, Nationals and White Sox."Of course, as I've commented before, this story is being reported with almost entirely unnamed sources, and at least some of the coverage has had a real anti-MLB bias that raised questions at least in my mind about the objectivity of the reporting.
But certainly there's smoke here, if not fire. And knowing that the FBI is focused just on two teams and MLB's investigation on just a couple more really focuses the heat on Bowden and the Nationals.
It seems as if we might not need to wait much longer for the next phase of this story to play out, as MLB investigators are preparing a report.
"Things are coming to a head," one source familiar with MLB's investigation said.