Astros punishments: Hinch and Luhnow suspended and fired, team loses 1st and 2nd picks in 2020, 2021

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  1. mymerlincat Global Moderator

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    That's it?

    Coppolella got banned for life for doing less than this
     
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    This was not the harshest sports punishment ever. This feels like a slap on the wrist. Someone, either Luhnow or Hinch should have been banned for life. Nightengale talked out of his ass again, or it was f***ing twitter clickbait. Probably a combination of both.
     
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    I agree it should be harsher – best guess at the rationale for the punishment is that it pretty much implicates the 2017 season/team/franchise as such, rather than the Coppolella situation, which at least in terms of the optics has much more of a rogue actor sense to me (although undoubtedly more were involved, and I should say my memory is hazy).

    This seems like the closest MLB would come to putting an asterisk by the WS championship. I'm actually somewhat surprised it's this harsh.
     
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    Seems light. And no player suspensions when they place the blame on the players is laughable.
     
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    It sounds like Cora might end up with a long suspension as well.
     
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    It's good this happened but yes it feels like just a slap on a wrist for them. This has made me lose my respect for the Astros.
     
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    That's it? :laugh:

    Well, some stains never wash out, and that'll be the case with the 2017 Astros.

    But I figured a firing/ban was inevitable.
     
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    LOL

    this is the "harshest punishment ever?" go **** yourself MLB. this is barely even a slap on the wrist. what team wouldn't trade a couple 1st round picks and a 5M dollar fine for cheating to win a WS? hinch and cora should have been banned for life

    of course MLB didn't do **** about this
     
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    I wonder if the Mets knew this when they decided to hire Beltran. Have fun with that I guess.
     
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    What a joke. MLB has given the green light to cheat at will with this pathetic slap on the wrist.

    Also $5M to a team like the Astros is chump change.
     
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    Only 1 year?

    Cora should be canned.
     
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    nothing will happen to beltran

    he was a player at the time and the league isn't going to suspend players connected to this
     
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    The fine is actually the highest that MLB can give out. I think the biggest organizational penalty is the loss of the picks, which could be timed pretty poorly for the Astros in terms of trying to stay as competitive over the next five years or so.

    I am curious if people think that the way this is being dispensed is basically an implicit asterisk on the title. There's no way MLB would strip them of it, but the report specifically mentions that the sign stealing happened in the playoffs, and they are holding the main leaders responsible in a way that's unprecedented, especially since the report makes it sound like Hinch wasn't even really actively a part of anything.

    I think Alex Cora might end up with an even longer suspension or something more harsh. At the very least he has to get the same treatment as Hinch, but he created and implemented the key problem, and likely oversaw something similar in Boston. He might end up as the biggest scapegoat for all of it.
     
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    And yet no players were disciplined.
     
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    What a f***ing joke

    Shoeless Joe is banned for life even in death and Astros who did far more then he ever did cheating get nothing but slap on wrist
     
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    funny how pete rose was banned for life for betting on games but a team that cheats their way to a WS title gets a slap on the wrist
     
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    This is comparable to the Saints bountygate.

    Red Sox may want to get out in front of this and fire Cora before whatever suspension he gets.
     
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    He should be banned for life considering Boston also stole signs.

    Manfred is an absolute joke. Bans Coppolella for life yet these guys get a measly 1 year suspension and lose a couple of picks. Still keep those nice WS rings.

    Astros cried foul when that guy from the Cards hacked into their computers....... yet get away with murder here.
     
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