Former Reds player Scooter Gennett blasts Carlos Correa and MLB

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett (3) walks through the dugout.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett (3) walks through the dugout. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett had some harsh criticism for Major League Baseball and free agent shortstop Carlos Correa.

Gennett took to Twitter on Sunday to blast MLB for allowing Correa to remain in the league.

Former Reds 2B has an issue with Carlos Correa.

Gennett also took exception of Correa's pursuit of a multi-million dollar contract, saying, "if he had a soul he’d give all 300 million to all the players careers he ruined."

Sorry folks, but I'm in Scooter's corner. I, like a lot of fans throughout baseball, felt that the Houston Astros got off light in terms of punishment for the sign stealing fiasco a few years back.

You heard the criticism at every major league stadium this past season; especially during the playoffs.

Fans of the Astros' opponents would incessantly scream, "Cheaters, cheaters, cheaters!"

MLB's only penalty for Houston was a $5M fine and the forfeiture of their first and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 MLB Drafts.

In addition, Astros' manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the 2020 season. Houston's owner, Jim Crane, would eventually dismiss both Hinch and Luhnow.

Scooter Gennett, however, brings a great point, and one that oftentimes gets overlooked when fans discuss the entire sign stealing scandal.

What about the pitchers who are no longer in the major leagues because Houston's hitters knew what pitch was coming?

How many hurlers were sent packing because they were roughed up by the Astros' bats? How many pitchers missed out on performance bonuses?

The questions are endless, and because none of the players associated with the sign-stealing scam were punished, I'm sure several big leaguers, and former players like Scooter Gennett are still salty.

I'm not backing Gennett's comments 100%, but he's got a point. This is where MLB could have hit the Astros who participated in the scandal; their wallet.

How could MLB have held the players accountable? Your guess is as good as mine on that one, but it feels like more could have an should have been done.

Next. Adding Clint Frazier is a no-brainer for the Reds. dark

I don't expect the former Reds second baseman to be the only former or current player who takes issue with Carlos Correa's upcoming free agent deal.