The big baseball news relates to the St. Louis Cardinals hacking of the Astros scouting database and not the latest deal for a high priced middle reliever. As a data breach attorney and baseball fan, it is rare that two of my main interests collide. I must confess to feeling some schadenfreude since I am a long suffering Brewers fan.
The New York Times has been all over this, reporting that the Cardinals had an acrimonious breakup with former GM Jeff Luhnow. The hack was initiated by current Cardinals employees with an apparent ax to grind with Luhnow. The motivation appears to have been to embarrass Luhnow by exposing his private conversations about talent.