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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The Astros needed a good GM, but the Rays didn’t deserve to lose James Click

The Houston Astros needed a general manager. He’d be somebody to steer the franchise toward a little dignity, around the draft vacancies and talent craters sure to come, and away from the self-inflicted humiliation reflecting from recent seasons. Guy’s not going to sleep much, in part because the roster he inherited seems to have overrun the manager who just left. There’s a lot to do. A lot to fix. A lot to heal.

Team owner Jim Crane on Monday, with spring training opening in a week, chose James Click, a dedicated baseball man who in 15 years had risen from intern to vice president of baseball operations with the Tampa Bay Rays, just beneath Erik Neander on the baseball ops depth chart. This, just days after Crane hired a manager, Dusty Baker, and gave him but a season’s worth of security.

Click earned the job. He knows the industry. He is smart. People like him. He’ll probably make a fine general manager. He could not turn down a career opportunity that hardly ever comes along.

The Astros should not have hired him.

Normally, I’m not a fan of the pinata-post style of article commentary- but I’m legitimately having trouble following this argument, and I’m trying to figure out if it’s a failure on my end or not.

 

QLE Posted: February 05, 2020 at 12:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, bad analysis, dirty rotten cheaters, general managers, james click, rays

 

 

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