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    Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    The Astros have dismissed both manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, owner Jim Crane announced Monday.Crane's decision comes the same day as Major League Baseball released the findings of its investigation into the Astros' sign-stealing allegations. MLB suspended Hinch and Luhnow for the 2020 season as part of the league's disciplinary action. Hinch had been under contract through 2022, and Luhnow was under contract through '23.

    "There are two very important points I want to make today: I have higher standards for the city and the franchise, and I am going above and beyond MLB's penalty," Crane said in a news conference at Minute Maid Park. "Today, I have made the decision to dismiss AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow. We need to move forward with a clean slate, and the Astros will become a stronger organization because of this today."Crane also said the Astros will not suspend any players as a result of the investigation. MLB did not impose discipline on players.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/jeff-luhnow-aj-hinch-dismissed-by-astros

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    Re: Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    They also got suspended for a year from MLB (not that anyone would hire them now), the Astros were fined $5 million and they had to forfeit their first and second round draft picks for 2020 and 2021.

    I hope these sanctions are harsh enough to discourage other teams from doing something similar. I'd be livid if my Nationals had lost the series to them only to find out that they were still cheating. The $5 million is peanuts for an MLB team but the year suspensions and forfeited draft picks are a big deal.

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    Re: Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    Should have vacated the title and had to strip players off the active roster, or prospects from their system as well.

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    Re: Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    MLB Network Insider and MLB Sports Writer Peter Gammons "This is as bad as the Black Sox Scandal of 1919"

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    Re: Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    Too bad the NFL isn't paying attention.

    Should have happened to the Patriots/Belichek/Brady years ago.
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    Re: Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    Too bad the NFL isn't paying attention.

    Should have happened to the Patriots/Belichek/Brady years ago.
    beat me to it!

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    Re: Breaking: Astros Manager Hinch and GM Luhnow fired in sign stealing scandal

    I'd give the execs the Pete Rose treatment.

    I don't think the punishment was harsh enough.

    Hopefully they'll come down harder on the Redsox dude. (Of course. BOSTON)

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