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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, mulwin444 said:

More like he's insinuating they'll be a 72 win team after Correa, Greinke and Verlander are no longer on the team.

Oh that makes more sense I guess. 

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4 minutes ago, Bronson said:

Is it just me or does this post make zero sense. When do we ever trade away our stud players? If anything we keep them around too long.

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The poster was probably referring to when the Angels got rid of Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana and Dickie Thon 

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Lol at Jim Crane.

 

Reporter: Do you think players should be suspended for this?

 

Crane: Um, no players will be suspended.

 

Yeah no shit. That wasn’t the question.

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5 minutes ago, Second Base said:

The MLB punishment should've been....

- Lifetime ban for the GM. 

- 3 year unpaid ban for the entire dugout staff.

- Loss of first round and second round draft picks for 2020 and 2021.

- Loss of international bonus slots over 10k for 2020 and 2021.

- Loss of video replay booth for two years. 

Plus player suspensions... without that its meaningless IMO.  

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I guess I didn't see it coming that Hinch and Luchnow would get fired but it makes sense.  Crane is probably going to clean house of the entire front office staff.  

It would be absolutely amazing if he takes a blowtorch to the roster as well and starts trading off guys that were involved.  

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Wonder if he hires a new staff? Or promotes Espada? Hmmmm.

Also, I think Cora's gonna get banned too, and then the Red Sox kind of have to fire him, right? They were previously warned remember.

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1 minute ago, bloodbrother said:

Now just need the Red Sox to fire Alex Cora

I don’t think they’ll have any other choice after what the Astros just did.

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I would have liked to have seen even harsher penalties, but all things considered - I'm glad MLB did SOMETHING. I think the penalties are pretty stiff - maybe not stiff enough for us fans, but still significant.

Kudos to Crane for firing both Hinch and Ludnow. From a PR perspective, he didn't have much choice, but good for him just the same.

Many on here thought MLB would let it go on some level. That certainly didn't happen. 

The Astros legacy has certainly been tainted and you can't put a price on that.

I hope Hinch and Ludnow never work in baseball again. Time will tell.  One would think their careers are forever damaged and might be over, but again - time will tell.

 

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You know, if you asked me for a perfect scenario before the start of the 2017 world series, this would probably be it.

 

Astros v Dodgers, they go back and forth throughout, then the dodgers lose in heartbreaking fashion and the Astros are later revealed to have cheated and they get harsh penalties for doing so.

 

Perfect.

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The Astros' GM, manager, and pissant/asshole quant guy have all been fired since the team appeared in the World Series.  Can you guys just be satisfied for one goddamn time?  With the players union active and strong, they just were not going to be suspending players.

The commissioner made a pretty substantive action here.  And since the PA isn't involved, it isn't going to drag on for 18 months with, eventually, no resolution.  Let's enjoy this.

 

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1 minute ago, floplag said:

MLB just conceded the next CBA to the player association, they clearly have no balls to go up against that if they didnt over this. 

The owners are on a losing streak against the players since 1972.

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