Ben Frederickson: Jeff Luhnow now is walking down baseball's loneliest road

ST. LOUIS — It should surprise no one that Jeff Luhnow once again has decided against playing by baseball’s rules.The former Cardinals executive’s willingness to defy the status quo helped the former big business executive find great success in baseball as the engineer of the Astros’ successful tank-and-rebuild program.Those same tendencies, one could argue over Luhnow’s objections, helped lead to Luhnow’s downfall during the fallout of Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred’s investigation into the Astros’ use of electronic sign-stealing practices during the 2017 and ’18 seasons.While…

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