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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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25 minutes ago, Yardball85 said:

I agree, but I believe $5M is the maximum fine allowed pursuant to the current CBA.

Actually league bylaws, I believe.  Fines against teams would not be covered by the CBA which governs relationships between the teams/league and players.

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1 hour ago, atomic said:

I think a better poll would be would you be willing to give up a couple late first round draft picks and Hyde's and Elias' jobs for the Orioles to win a World Series.  

Not even close. Of course you’d take that because we’re nowhere near winning one now. 

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52 minutes ago, yeoledugger said:

What would Judge Landis do (WWJLD)?600_1504840438.jpg

Make sure no black players are allowed in the game?  {Oops, Corn beat me to it).

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38 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Get rid of all the Black, Asian and Hispanic players?

Sorry, you beat me to it.   I need to read the complete thread before I post.

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3 minutes ago, waroriole said:

Not even close. Of course you’d take that because we’re nowhere near winning one now. 

It's not even really a tradeoff for him... Firing Elias would be on the positives side of the ledger for him, potentially ranked higher than the WS win

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I think to answer the original question, its about right.  I say that as it appears to be about as strong as possible without being challenged.  Could not punish the players without challenge.  But I think this is still a moving incident and a big one.  I also do not think it stops here.  Verducci has a piece as does Kenny stating that the evidence has pointed at least 8 more teams.  We know the Redsox are one of those.  The Redsox have been punished for this before.  If hammer is light on anyone else, especially if Boston or NYY are involved will raise serious concern.

 

My guess, St. Louis, Boston, NY Yankees, Mets, Toronto, Cubs?  I don't know...speculation.

 

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I think it was a pathetic penalty and if there was any justice, their entire year should've been somehow voided, including the players' statistics, and the World Series victory.  Wanted to see bans on execs, coaches, and players handed out like candy, and didn't get it.  It was a coordinated and complex attack on the integrity of the game.  Same goes for any other teams doing this.

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2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

It is a lot easier for the league to punish a team than the players.

Sure it is... and that's perhaps part of the problem. 

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40 minutes ago, bobmc said:

Whoa - be careful what you complain about!  LoMo implicates a few other teams like the Yanks and LAD.

 

Logan Morrison never played for any of those teams.  Unless he wants to implicate a team he played on I think he should just keep quiet. 

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If they are so bothered by stealing signs...  Why don't they just make it impossible to steal signs.  Not like we don't have the tech.  Just put a gadget on the catchers wrist with a flap that has buttons on it, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, whatever.  Let him call pitches by lifting the flap and pushing a button.  Button sends a signal to pitcher with an ear piece with the designated pitch.  Pitcher shakes off, catcher pushes another button.  Rinse repeat.  Or an apple watch on catcher to send signal to pitcher's watch... whatever...  The players know how apple watches work so maybe that's good enough...

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

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