|Posted: 17 January 2020 at 11:26pm | IP Logged | 3
Before I say anything else, I'm a Red Sox fan, and my parents are Dodgers fans. I was pulling for the Dodgers in 2017, and would have been just fine if they had won in 2018.
How I think the Astros should be punished:
1. All players that were on the 2017 team fined every single penny they made from the postseason, including the World Series, plus $10,000. The money collected from the $10,000 fines goes to a charity of the Dodgers' choice.
2. Postseason ban for the upcoming season. As a consequence, any players on the team now that were not on the 2017 team can demand either an unconditional release or a one-year contract extension. The Astros have to honor the request. Also, any player from the 2017 team that's still on the team cannot be released or traded.
3. ALL awards from that season are stripped, from Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers, etc, all the way up to (and especially) including Altuve's and Springer's MVPs.
4. Alex Cora = Banned for life for his involvement in both the Astros a nd Red Sox scandals.
Possible addition, but might be going too far:
5. The Astros lose home field advantage against any 2017 postseason opponents on their 2020 schedule; the Astros become the visiting team in their own stadium against those opponents.
Same punishments, I guess (except #5, obviously) for the Red Sox from the 2018 season.
Edited by Brian Floyd on 17 January 2020 at 11:27pm