Segment Of MLB Says Jim Crane, Astros Got Off Easy: Report

There is a feeling that the punishment should have been harsher

Payne and Pendergast
January 15, 2020 - 2:03 pm

A segment of Major League Baseball believes the Astros got off easy -- losing their general manager, manager, draft picks and $5 million from the sign-stealing scandal. 

There is a feeling that the punishment should have been harsher, possibly a postseason ban or stripping of the 2017 World Series title.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, multiple ownership-level sources expressed "dissatisfaction with the penalties had emerged following a conference call with MLB commissioner (Rob) Manfred, in which he explained how the Astros would be disciplined, then told teams to keep their thoughts to themselves."

We discussed it on the show this morning. 

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