The owner of the Houston Astros, Jim Crane, understands the frustration of baseball fans for the low price that had to pay the players involved in the scandal of the theft of signals in 2017 and 2018.
“People are bothered by the fact that the players have not been suspended, said Crane in the USA Today. But they have nothing to do with this decision, which was that of the commissioner Manfred. It is always going to remain something […] It happened. This is not good for anyone and this is not good for the sport.”
“We have broken the rules. We were penalized, we have been punished. There is no doubt that it is a burden that weighs on us every day,” continued Crane.
The former manager of the Astros a. j. Hinch and former general manager Jeff Luhnow have been suspended before being dismissed for their role in the establishment of a system of flight of signals. The Astros have also lost their choice of first-and second-rounds to the repêchages 2020 and 2021. The organization was also fined$ 5 Million. No player has been penalized.
The training has also retained its title as the world Series in 2017, won in the face of the Los Angeles Dodgers.