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Astros hit with 1-year suspensions for manager, GM, and heavy draft penalties UPDATE: Sox fire Cora

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    It will be interesting to see how this affects Springer's upcoming arb hearing.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Astros: you cheated.
    Springer: you told me to
    Arbitrator: no soup for you
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It is totally in the Astros' interest to keep their players on board here. What if they know, even if only by hearsay, Crane knew all about the scheme and thought it was great? What if one of them just decided to say that? I'd be settling any arbitration cases tout de suite.
    Neutral Corner likes this.
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    $17.5M is hardly Soup Nazi territory.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Olberman said that the Astros realized $60 million additional profit based on the 2017 WS. Paying out only a $5 mil penalty is an easy cost benefit decision. That Beltran who cheated becomes a manager but Hinch who merely managed cheaters shows that Manfred and baseball are only interested in PR and not integrity.

    I’ve changed my mind about vacating the title. Take it away. Don’t let them fly the Pennant or display the trophy. Strike their name from the record book. Let the players show off their rings as ill gotten trophies. Frauds, like Charlie Hustle.
    Inky_Wretch likes this.
  6. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    So what about players?

    My bet is a few specific guys will get 80-game suspensions.
  8. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    TL;DR - "So, like, we're good now, right?"
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Nice statement...that copped to nothing
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Astros allowed to hire Cora?
    sgreenwell likes this.
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Cora wasn’t with the Sox in 2017, he was with Houston.

    And the Red Sox did cheat in 2017. The manager was dumb enough to get caught.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Nada. Zilch. Zero. And they will exhibit no shame or remorse and will take stern offense at the suggestion that they did anything wrong.
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