Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:49 am

Rangers pitcher compares Cardinals hack to Clinton FBI hearings

It was only a matter of time before someone in the baseball community expressed their thoughts on the St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal, but no one expected it to happen like this.

In a now deleted tweet, Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman compared former Cardinals executive Chris Correa’s 46-month prison sentence to Hillary Clinton’s lack of punishment following her FBI investigations.

Jake Diekman expressed his opinion about the hacking scandal, and some other things. (Twitter.com Screenshot)

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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby chevyman58 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:17 pm

You know how many Wall Street bankers went to prison for toppling the U.S. economy in 2008? One. Kareem Serageldin was convicted of hiding hundreds of millions of Credit Suisse’s trading losses. You know how long his sentence was? Thirty months.

This largely arbitrary number made Correa’s crime look really terrible, and could persuade Major League Baseball to hit the Cardinals with at least $1.7 million worth of punishment. But for this to be fair, you have to believe the Cardinals got $1.7 million worth of value from seeing data from a club that picked Mark Appel over Kris Bryant.

This is ridiculous. Baseball America has estimated that only 17.6 percent of drafted players make the big leagues. Even 27 percent of first-round picks don’t make it, and there’s usually consensus on who the first rounders are. Everybody liked the IronPigs’ Mark Appel in 2013. Albert Pujols was a 13th rounder in 1999.

Crunch all the numbers you want. Every team has math wizards now, so it’s still a crapshoot. And Chris Correa got hosed.

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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby chevyman58 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:37 pm

Correa intruded into the Astros’ “Ground Control” database 48 times and accessed the accounts of five Astros employees. For 2 1/2 years, beginning in January 2012, Correa had unfettered access to the e-mail account of Sig Mejdal, the Astros’ director of decision sciences and a former Cardinals employee. Correa worked in St. Louis as an analyst under Mejdal, who came to Houston after the 2011 season with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, also a former Cardinals executive.
“(Correa) knew what projects the Astros’ analytics department was researching, what concepts were promising and what ideas to avoid,” said one of the documents, signed by Michael Chu, the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted the case against Correa. “He had access to everything that Sig Mejdal … read and wrote.”
Correa also attempted to gain access to the accounts of Bo Porter, the Astros’ manager in 2013-14, and pitching coach Brent Strom, and he used passwords belonging to Luhnow, Astros analyst Colin Wyers, and three Astros minor league players to gain access to the Astros system, the documents show.


The original defense by Correa and Cardinals sympathizers was that he was looking to make sure Luhnow didn’t steal any of their proprietary information when he bolted for Houston. That wasn’t exactly the case, considering this went on for two and a half years and ramped up around key dates for scouting departments: the winter meetings, the amateur draft, the trade deadline.
What might be the most telling part of all this is what Chu, the prosecutor, decided were Correa’s motives. Again, from The Chronicle:

Chu also wrote Correa studied the Astros’ trade notes “at least 14 times” as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approached and again before the annual general managers’ meetings and winter meetings the following offseason.
“Ultimately, Correa was not intruding to see if the Astros took any information — rather, he was keenly focused on information that coincided with the work he was doing for the Cardinals,” Chu concluded.
Chu wrote that even if Correa hid his activity from his Cardinals colleagues, “his access to the Astros’ information was still invaluable. Before he proposed an idea, he could quietly check what another analytics-minded organization thought. He also could supplement his own ideas with the ideas of the Astros’ analytics department because he knew what projects the Astros’ analytics department was researching, what concepts they found promising, what ideas they had discarded.”

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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby mhardy_03 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:46 pm

What a slimeball. That motive makes sense. It also points toward him being a rogue employee and it not being an organization wide thing. Hopefully this thing is over with soon though no matter how it ends up going....
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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby Tulcard » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:22 am

Hope we don't lose too many draft picks.
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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby mhardy_03 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:31 pm

Cards give Houston the #56 and #75 picks this year (2nd and compensation rounds) and have to pay them $2 million in the next 30 days.

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That seems reasonable.
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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby cardinalfan4life » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:11 pm

So because of this slime ball, we cant build a declining club....we'll be feeling this effect 4 years down the road when we have nobody to bring up.
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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby mhardy_03 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:22 pm

cardinalfan4life wrote:So because of this slime ball, we cant build a declining club....we'll be feeling this effect 4 years down the road when we have nobody to bring up.

Yeah man, death sentence. Since prospects are such sure things at the end of the 2nd round, the team will never be able to recover from this. Everyone knows all the draft picks in the top 3 rounds always pan out and losing 2 of them will hamper this team for years.

2014, Ronnie Williams and Andrew Morales were drafted 68 and 71, do you know them?
2013, Oscar Mercado and Mike Mayers were 57 and 93. What a huge loss those two would be.
2012, Patrick Wisdom and Steve Bean were 52 and 59, again what a huge loss!
2011, Charlie Tilson was #79, he got us Zach Duke. How would the team have ever recovered from not having a guy like him?

Seriously, do you actually believe the stuff you type? Or are you purposely overdramatic and overly negative with literally everything?
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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:16 am

cardinalfan4life wrote:So because of this slime ball, we cant build a declining club....we'll be feeling this effect 4 years down the road when we have nobody to bring up.

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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby Tulcard » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:13 am

At least it's over. Back to baseball.... 8-)
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Re: Correa Indicted in Hacking Case

Postby R27 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:22 pm

It does cost the team quite a bit, and puts them in a box. Drafting becomes riskier. Trading becomes harder as we'll want to hold the stars we do have even more. We blew through international spending caps last summer, so we're heavily restricted there. Help is only likely to come via free agency, and I'm not too keen on Mo's record there. One could make the argument he knew the hacking scandal was going to cost us at least a first round pick anyway, so that's why he went to get Fowler.

We really need guys like Reyes, Weaver, Bader, De Jong, etc to pan out. Or it really could become a pretty rough next few years.

If I were a team in the AL West, I'd be pissed though. Potential for a big balance of power swing.
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