Major League Baseball handed down its punishment to the Houston Astros for using technology to steal signs during the 2017 MLB Post Season. The punishment includes:
- One year suspension for manager A.J. Hinch.
- One year suspension for general manager Jeff Luhnow.
- One year suspension for assistant general manager Brandon Taubman.
- Loss of both 2020 and 20121 first and second-round draft picks.
- $5 million fine.
The Houston Astros got off easy
Missing from this list is the forfeiture of the 2017 World Series Championship. Considering that fact, they got off relatively easy.
The Astros fired both A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow, but that was more of a publicity stunt. They still get to enjoy the fruits of the poison tree those two individuals allowed under their watch. The Astros already fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for yelling at a group of female reporters.
I hate the Houston Astros. I hate that MLB allowed them to get away with cheating their way into winning a World Series Championship. Cheaters never win and winners never cheat unless it’s a World Series.