as declared in On Monday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred finally levied his penalty on the Cardinals for the hacking campaign perpetrated by their former scouting director, Chris Correa, against the rival Astros.
“I think the award is a significant award,” said Giles Kibbe, the club’s general counsel, to SI.com on Monday afternoon.
“It clearly sets out that the Astros were the victims in this case.”• SI VAULT: Inside the Astros’ grand team-building experiment (06.30.2014)Are the Astros truly satisfied with Manfred’s ruling?
Louis must send to Houston the sum of $2 million and their first two draft picks this year, Nos.
We fully expect a good relationship going forward.” Hackgate, in other words, is over—for everyone, that is, except Correa.
as declared in the Astros now will make five draft picks before the Cardinals make their first pick.
the Cardinals fired Correa in 2015, but MLB deferred its investigation until after the federal case concluded last year.
As part of Monday’s ruling, Commissioner Rob Manfred permanently banned Correa from working in MLB.
The St. Louis Cardinals were fined $2 million and stripped of their two top draft picks Monday, the long-awaited punishment by Major League Baseball after their former scouting director repeatedly hacked into the proprietary databases of the Houston Astros.
the Cardinals must pay the fine to the Astros, not to the league.
As MLB ruling nears, new details of Cardinals’ hacking of Astros account
as declared in Photo: Handout As MLB ruling nears, new details of Cardinals’ hacking of Astros account 1 / 3 Back to GalleryA federal judge has unsealed details about former St. Louis Cardinals executive Chris Correa’s hacking of the Astros‘ email and player evaluation databases, clearing the way for Major League Baseball to impose sanctions against the Cardinals as soon as this week.
Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 2 of 3 Astros’ general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Astros’ general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Chu wrote that even if Correa hid his activity from his Cardinals colleagues, “his access to the Astros’ information was still invaluable.
Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle Image 3 of 3 Sig Mejdal’s account at the Astros was tarted by Chris Correa.
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