MLB Drops Hammer on Astros in Sign-Stealing Scandal, Hinch and Luhnow Fired

A guilty verdict in the Astros sign-stealing scandal.

According to ESPN, both Manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow are suspended the entire 2020 season. The Astros also will pay a $5 million fine and lose their first and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.

Astros owner Jim Crane went further by dismissing both Hinch and Luhnow.

"We need to move forward with a clean slate and the Astros will become a stronger organization because of this today," Crane told the media. "You can be confident we will always do the right thing and will not have this happen again on my watch.

Sports Talk 790's Matt Thomas calls this the darkest day in Houston sports history.

"The Texas lose at Kansas City the way they did, and not even 24 hours after that, a World Series team loses its general manager and manager for an entire season. And gets fined and loses multiple draft picks," Thomas said.

Former Astro Mike Fiers outed the Astros for using a center field camera to relay opposing teams signs to the dugout.

 
 

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