That brings us to the next point of who Manfred actually did punish. First of all, he stripped the Astros of four draft picks and hit them with a maximum fine of five million dollars. However, when it comes to individuals, he only targeted two men: GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch.
This allowed the Astros to fire these two men and relieve the pressure on their players and owner Jim Crane. Did the suspensions really hurt the Astros? We won’t know until the new season because now they have a new GM and manager after Crane fired Luhnow and Hinch. They dodged a bullet.