UPDATE: The Houston Astros have fired GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch.
Jim Crane just fired Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2020
According to reports, the Houston Astros will pay a price for stealing signs during their World Series championship campaign in 2017.
The question is, is the price severe enough?
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that Astros’ GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have both been suspended for the entire 2020 season, including the playoffs. In addition, the Astros lose their 1st and 2nd round draft picks in both 2020 and 2021, along with a fine of $5 million.
BREAKING: Per sources, MLB’s penalties for #Astros include:
*One-year suspensions for GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch.
*Losses of 1st and 2nd round draft picks in both 2020 and ‘21.
*A fine of $5M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 13, 2020
Nation, do you think this is a stiff enough penalty for stealing signs?