We’ve been waiting on this for a good long while now, both because it’s interesting and baseball-related on its own merits, but also because MLB has repeatedly suggested it is the precursor to organizational punishment:
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) July 18, 2016
Correa pled guilty in early January to charges stemming from unauthorized incursions into the Houston Astros’ systems back in 2013 and 2014. He was a high-level member of the Cardinals’ front office, reaching the level of scouting director before he was fired in the wake of the hacking scandal.
With Correa’s sentence imposed, it’s possible MLB will now take over and determine whether, and to what extent, to impose sanctions on the Cardinals organization as a whole. Those punishments should be significant, though there are reasons to wonder whether they actually will be.
I suspect there will be a fresh round of updates on this from MLB in the coming days.