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The baseball world reacts to the Astros’ cheating scandal

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Divisional Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Tribe news

Outfielder Johnson soaks up wisdom from RCDP | MLB

Daniel Johnson, along with three other Cleveland prospects, attended the Rookie Career Development Program in Miami.

The Houston Astros cheated and won a title -- would you take that, Indians and Browns fans? |

What an asinine question. A title isn’t worth undermining the entire sport. On the other hand, with MLB’s botched handling of this whole thing, I don’t know what’s stopping every other team from doing the exact same thing that Houston did.

Around the league

  • If you haven’t heard, the Houston Astros were given some slaps on the wrists punishments for sign stealing and cheating during the 2017 regular season and postseason.
  • Following the 1-year suspension of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, Astros’ owner Jim Crane fired them both.
  • The full list of “punishments” were tweeted out by Ken Rosenthal:
  • More Twitter takes from the fallout of the Astros’ scandal: