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Stephen A. says Altuve's ALCS walk-off in 2019 resonates more than what allegedly happened in 2017

The Astros are national news today after the report of a sign-stealing scandal dropped on Tuesday.

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith are both Yankee fans, but Stephen A. believes what happened this year in the ALCS is more important than what happened in 2017.

Check out the video above to hear both their takes on the alleged Astros sign-stealing scandal.

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Thursday on Around The Horn, Tony Reali, Frank Isola, Sarah Spain and Woody Paige discuss if former Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow have truly served their punishments if they are allowed to return next season even if no games are played in 2020.

First, we have no idea what the 2020 season will look like at this point, so there's no reason to complain about their punishments because MLB's 2020 season could still take place. Second, both Hinch and Luhnow were fired. MLB handed down the suspensions, if you have an issue with their punishments, then go after commissioner Rob Manfred.

Should this really be an Astros story?