You can’t be serious. One whole year? The GM should get an indefinite ban. Indefinite as opposed to lifetime. Let him grovel for 5 years and then MLB can reconsider. Hinch might deserve a full year.
And declare everyone in their farm system eligible to be re-drafted and move elsewhere if they want, allowing them to keep their “time served” status so their new team can’t give them the rookie treatment.
The most difficult punishment is going to be how to handle the active players who were in on this. I’d do a suspension of 81 games, the the MLBPA would shit bricks. Then there is the cases of Cora and Beltran.
Fenter is a very interesting case. If the choice were up to me, I would protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. Million dollar bonus baby whom has gone through TJ surgery. This past season showed why he so highly regarded coming out of high school. His "upside" is way higher than others currently on the 40-man roster. Just my opinion...
I got sticker shock in Texas, where the equivalent seats for the Orioles/Rangers game (and some other games while I was there) were 30-50 more than my seats. Then I looked and saw that the Orioles have one of the lowest season ticket costs in MLB, and have the best exchange if you can't make the games.
The new benefits/points system looks good too. For years I thought we were behind on giveaways and a points-based rewards system, and they made the right tweaks after the first year to add some more items and give us rewards for coming to the games, etc.