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Vote: Cardinals' punishment too harsh, too lenient or just right?

Major League Baseball on Monday ordered the St. Louis Cardinals to give their top two picks in the 2017 draft, as well as $2 million, to the Houston Astrosafter completing its investigation regarding the breach of the Astros' baseball operations database by a former Cardinals employee.

The penalty seems steep on the surface, but some people in baseball believe the Cardinals got off lightly.

What do you think?

The punishment requires the Cardinals to give their first two picks in the 2017 draft -- Nos. 56 and 57 overall -- to the Astros and hand over the $2 million within 30 days. Additionally, former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa, who on Jan. 8, 2016, pleaded guilty in federal court to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, was placed on the "permanently ineligible list," effective immediately.

On July 18, 2016, the court sentenced Correa to 46 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay the Astros $279,038.65 as restitution. The Cardinals fired Correa in 2015 after their internal investigation.

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