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Friday, April 03, 2020

AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow suspensions fulfilled in 2020 even if MLB season canceled

Former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and ex-Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow will fulfill their one-season suspensions for the team’s sign-stealing scandal even if no baseball is played in 2020, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Thursday.

Hinch and Luhnow were given the one-year bans and subsequently fired in January following an investigation by Major League Baseball that confirmed the Astros had cheated by using a camera-based sign-stealing system during the regular season and playoffs of their World Series-winning 2017 season and during part of the 2018 regular season.

According to the wording from commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision, both punishments end “following the completion of the 2020 World Series.”

Sources told Olney that, because the suspensions are tied to the end of the 2020 postseason rather than a specific number of games, MLB will view Luhnow and Hinch as having served their discipline this year.

This isn’t going to backfire in the slightest at all…..

 

QLE Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:33 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a.j. hinch, dirty rotten cheaters, jeff luhnow, suspensions

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   1. The Duke Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:05 PM (#5936203)
I will enjoy it immensely if Crane fires Click and Baker and rehires Luhnow and Hinch for 2021 without a game having been played in 2020. It would be the ultimate middle finger to Manfred
   2. Mayor Blomberg Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:22 PM (#5936208)
And if there is no 2020 World Series?

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