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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Heyman | Astros Have Results But Recent Firings Raise Questions

Another Heyman piece.

Just so we are clear…who is saying they are very good at their jobs? If it’s other teams, they shouldn’t have a problem catching with another team which holds them in high regard.

Of course, their talents might not fit what the Astros want from their scouts. If that’s the case, don’t the Astros get to determine who they have working for their team?

The Astros laid off at least eight scouts this week – according to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle, they included Tucker Blair, Tim Moore, Paul Gale, Mike Wickham, Zach Clark, John Martin, Nick Venuto and Mark Ross — who by all accounts were very good at their jobs and also making far less than huge bucks (many, if not all, were earning less than six figures).
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Upon hearing about the Astros’ latest layoffs, some rival execs opined that the Astros couldn’t lose enough games for them. While some may not love the Astros for doing things differently or the perception that they are arrogant, some of the dislike now stems from the way they treat their own people.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 24, 2017 at 05:00 PM | 13 comment(s)
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