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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, craig biggio, jeff bagwell, jim crane, lance berkman

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   1. Sunday silence Posted: January 19, 2020 at 05:24 AM (#5917300)
maybe Groundhog Phil could do some additional prognostication on his off day?
   2. MuttsIdolCochrane Posted: January 19, 2020 at 05:41 AM (#5917303)
Let's get everything wired. Maybe he can hire Boris Onischenko. Or Altuve could be a player-manager.
   3. Astroenteritis Posted: January 19, 2020 at 11:02 AM (#5917339)
Bagwell would be the first to admit he'd be a terrible manager, and Biggio has never expressed any interest in managing, or he'd probably be in the chain by now. Berkman, just no. If it's not Espada, it will be a manager with experience who can lend "credibility" to the organization.
   4. The Duke Posted: January 19, 2020 at 03:39 PM (#5917384)
If it’s dusty baker, it may change other execs view in the severity of the penalties. That’s pretty severe
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 24, 2020 at 03:15 PM (#5919106)
BREAKING NEWS: Astros Will Interview Brad Ausmus For Manager. This news will undoubtedly be greeted ‘enthusiastically’ in some quarters.
   6. Itchy Row Posted: January 24, 2020 at 03:23 PM (#5919112)
Stop talking about her quarters.
   7. Hot Wheeling American Posted: January 24, 2020 at 07:07 PM (#5919171)
Is that Roger Cedeno’s music??
   8. base ball chick Posted: January 25, 2020 at 12:46 AM (#5919214)
astros sure are desperate to get female fans back in the stands

i will agree to buy season tix and go to every game if brad agrees to wear only boxer briefs on the field

otherwise, my, uh, quarters still, um, lie with christian yelich

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