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Astros punishments: A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow suspended for a year (fired by Crane), team loses 1st and 2nd round picks in 2020 and 2021

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Just now, Ochocinco! said:

They lose 1st and 2nd round draft picks for the next two years...

 

I realize these are unprecedented sanctions but I feel like this isn't enough..

Its almost like weighing out 2 years of poor drafts for a ring....

 

Id say they won that gamble

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Honestly, this seems light to me. I though MLB was going to really go after the Astros. To me this is far worse than what the Braves were doing. It's certainly more than a slap on the wrist, but I thought it would be a little harsher.

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2 minutes ago, ten ocho recon scout said:

Its almost like weighing out 2 years of poor drafts for a ring....

 

Id say they won that gamble

Yeah, who knows, they might’ve won without the cheating too, but I’m sure fans will say it’s worth the penalties. 

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The draft picks are huge. Once this core group of players aren’t together anymore the Astros are gonna be a bottom dweller for a long time.

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Just now, Bronson said:

The draft picks are huge. Once this core group of players aren’t together anymore the Astros are gonna be a bottom dweller for a long time.

I don't think so. They have a pretty solid farm system.

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5 minutes ago, Kevinb said:

5 million bucks. No first or second round pick for two years and gm and manager suspended a year. I guess people could want more  but that seems like plenty to me. That seems huge. 

It probably would have been more than $5 million, but that was the maximum they could be fined per the MLB Constitution. At least, that's what is being reported on MLB Network.

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