In the ultimate case of Moneyball gone wrong, former Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for hacking the Houston Astros scouting database in 2013, in order to gain access to scouting lists and potential trade proposals.
— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) July 18, 2016
The story seemed almost comical when it broke, because of the innocent context of the offense. A nerdy front office type doing the analytics equivalent of stealing signs isn’t exactly the Alger Hiss affair. Apparently the Feds didn’t see the distinction.
Judge Lynn Hughes to Chris Correa. pic.twitter.com/0H2tGh1HQZ
— Koby Farries (@kobyf98) July 18, 2016
According to Dan Graf of Fox Sports, Correa’s sentence also includes two years of supervised release, meaning he will serve only about half of the 46 month sentence.
Fox Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Cardinals can expect to hear from the league office regarding discipline for their organizational connection to the incident.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 18, 2016