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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a new manager by Feb. 3.

The Astros need a new manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday, hours after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for a year for the team’s sign-stealing scandal.

Crane said Friday that he’s interviewed a number of candidates this week and has some more to talk to in the coming days.

Crane refused to answer directly when asked if former Astros player and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio was a possibility for the job. But he did say that he had spoken to Biggio, fellow Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell and former Astros star Lance Berkman in the days since the firings.

To view the matter in utterly cynical terms, hiring some locally-beloved player with minimal relevant experience does seem to be a way for Crane to appease the fans without solving the problems that led to this situation in the first place…..

 

QLE Posted: January 19, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, craig biggio, jeff bagwell, jim crane, lance berkman

 

 

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