The Houston Astros had one heck of an offseason, and not in a good way.They are a part of what might go down as one of the biggest cheating scandals in sports history.
After investigation, the commissioner, Rob Manfred, handed down a hefty punishment for the franchise that has been a frequent attendee to the playoffs over the last several seasons, including their World Series run in 2017. The punishment included a $5 million fine, the loss of several draft picks and the one year suspension of both their Manager AJ Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow, who were eventually fired because of the whole ordeal.
Today, several Astros including Alex Bregman, their star third baseman and Jose Altuve, the 2017 AL MVP apologized for their actions at the Astros West Palm Beach spring training facility.
The Astros owner fielded all questions related to the matter instead of the players, and after one reporter mentioned that teams who lost to the Astros have been calling for their 2017 World Series title to be stripped, he responded with “Our opinion is this didn’t impact the game. We had a good team. We won the World Series and we’ll leave it at that”.
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