GM's OFFICE: Projections, psychology, and the Astros scandal

On an episode of the TGFBI podcast in mid-January, it was the first question I got asked. Earlier that day, MLB had released the report on the Astros sign-stealing scandal that had confirmed earlier reporting of the trash-can-banging scheme. The day’s news revolved around the suspension, then firing, of Houston GM Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch (though curiously, the plan was characterized as entirely player-driven). But the question was fair enough, given what we do here:

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