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Poll: what do you think of the Astros’ punishment?

What do you think of the Astros’ punishment?  

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  1. 1. What do you think of the Astros’ punishment?


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1 hour ago, Going Underground said:

I say zero unless he or Sig ordered the Codebreaker or Code Red from the start.

Sig could be tied to this give his role on the Astros. I’m not going to be concerned about this until something concrete leaks. 

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I think it is pretty obvious the punishment is way too light at this point.  Pitchers saying they are going to throw at Astros and now Dusty Baker saying the league should protect the Astros players.  
 

Here is an article where Larry Bowa say the Astro players should definitely be beamed.

https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/phillies-legend-larry-bowa-astros-cheating-scandal-20200214.html

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17 hours ago, GuidoSarducci said:

Not sure if it was brought up in this thread, but maybe MLB should go the UEFA route and ban the Astros from the postseason for maybe two years.

If they did that the Astros would just tank for two years. Their fans know the drill.

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44 minutes ago, Chavez Ravine said:

If they did that the Astros would just tank for two years. Their fans know the drill.

Tanking would be pointless since they have no 1st and 2nd for two years.

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Just now, ArtVanDelay said:

Tanking would be pointless since they have no 1st and 2nd for two years.

If they could drop 120M in payroll I can see where that would be useful.

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2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

If they could drop 120M in payroll I can see where that would be useful.

Money in the top end pitching jar/hedge fund plus something  youthful and useful back in return.

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Nick, throwing heat.

 

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has joined the chorus blasting the Houston Astros over their sign-stealing scandal, telling reporters "every single guy over there needs a beating."

"It's anger," Markakis told reporters of his reaction to the Astros' scandal and the ensuing response. "I feel like every single guy over there needs a beating. It's wrong. They're messing with people's careers."

Markakis did not elaborate on what would constitute a "beating." At least two pitchers have indicated that they would at least consider throwing at Astros batters, and William Hill sportsbook set an over/under of 83.5 for Houston hit-by-pitches in 2020, a number that would rank as one of the 10 highest in the previous five seasons

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28728594/braves-nick-markakis-says-every-astro-needs-beating-sign-stealing

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Sweet Nick advocating assault.

Nice.

If it's between the lines, I'm not terribly worried.  Manfred isn't policing the game so it's up to the players to police it themselves.  And then Manfred dishes out harder punishments to anyone that might have thrown at an Astros player or started a brawl.  What a joke.

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I agree with punishment to Astros.  But there are some hypocrisy here.  2 wrongs don't make a right.  But what about PED's.  The home run from the PED player cheater helped the team win the WS??? What about Arod PED's helped the Yankees 2009 WS. Barry Bonds, Sosa etc. If you want to strip the Astros, then all the teams that had steroids help their team win the WS should have their titles strip too.  All teams in any sport who cheated should have their title stripped too!!! 

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32 minutes ago, oriolediehard said:

I agree with punishment to Astros.  But there are some hypocrisy here.  2 wrongs don't make a right.  But what about PED's.  The home run from the PED player cheater helped the team win the WS??? What about Arod PED's helped the Yankees 2009 WS. Barry Bonds, Sosa etc. If you want to strip the Astros, then all the teams that had steroids help their team win the WS should have their titles strip too.  All teams in any sport who cheated should have their title stripped too!!! 

90 plus percent of the guys were on steroids.  The guys not using steroids were stuck in the minor leagues. 

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4 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Sweet Nick advocating assault.

Nice.

Blame it on weak punishment the Astros received.  
 

Astros player gets beaned than Astros rush the mound and brawl starts.  Might want to hire some former boxers as bench coaches. 

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4 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

If it's between the lines, I'm not terribly worried.  Manfred isn't policing the game so it's up to the players to police it themselves.  And then Manfred dishes out harder punishments to anyone that might have thrown at an Astros player or started a brawl.  What a joke.

How can they suspend pitches who throw at players with no proof that it was international and not suspend players who cheated with plenty of proof?

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Probably best place to post this, but am I only person who feels like I'm watching one crazy hella train wreck?  I mean, MLB and Houston had 3-4 months to prepare for spring training interviews and the owner shows no remorse, saying it didn't impact the game and then the commissioner saying it shouldn't need an asterisk next to the Houston championship season and the trophy is just a piece of metal....I mean...how out of touch are these guys?!?! Did they not work with a PR team before spring training, on at least things to...I dunno….never say?!?  Just one whole mind blowing scandal.  And I hope if Astros players get hit, it is limited to the Bregmans and Altuves, not guys that had no role in the scheme. 

One thing I can guarantee is ratings will be high for Astros games to see the bench clearing brawls and beaned hitters, so at least MLB has that going for them.

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