Manfred also ordered the Cardinals to pay $2 million to the Astros — the maximum fine he was allowed to impose, according to the league — and to give Houston their top two picks in this June’s draft. The problem is that the Cardinals, somewhat conveniently, do not have a first-round pick this season; they lost it for signing the free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler.
BRUTAL price to pay for these cheating faggots.
Manfred’s role in these matters is tricky, since he works for the owners. (Cardinals Chairman Bill) DeWitt, in fact, was the head of a search committee that led to Manfred’s hiring. And Manfred, so far, is not always taking the same approach in establishing disciplinary precedents.
Glad we can count on fair, unbiased discipline in major league baseball.
Great league, fellas.