The commissioner has battered the Astros with the first year long suspension for two major pieces of an organization since the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal:
That is a Thor Hammer level penalty, and apparently Alex Cora is next:
Jeff Passan is more plugged in than my appliances, and here is one explanation for it:
There's Cora mentioned in the first section. Hinch and Luhnow gone for a year, Cora even more? The only things getting punishments like this have been gambling and steroids. Stealing signs electronically has risen to that level now.
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