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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Dana Brown named new Astros general manager

Dana Brown, a longtime baseball executive who helped the Braves acquire their stable of young talent, was named the Astros’ new general manager on Thursday.

Brown joins the Astros after spending the last four seasons (2019-22) as the vice president of scouting in Atlanta, where he oversaw the drafting of 2022 National League Rookie of the Year Michael Harris II and Harris’ runner-up, pitcher Spencer Strider, along with infielder Vaughn Grissom.

Brown and manager Dusty Baker are the second pairing of a Black general manager and manager, the first being Ken Williams and Jerry Manuel with the White Sox from 2001-03.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 26, 2023 at 04:26 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. It's Spelled With a CFBF, But Not Where You Think Posted: January 26, 2023 at 05:49 PM (#6114678)
This is much less funny than Ausmus.
   2. The Duke Posted: January 26, 2023 at 09:18 PM (#6114705)
I assume he's still basically a scouting director with Crane being the de facto GM until he tires of it
   3. Astroenteritis Posted: January 26, 2023 at 10:48 PM (#6114726)
I'm very pleased, and relieved, at this hire. I was afraid they were heading in the direction of the baseball equivalent of "anti-woke", but now it seems analytics will retain a healthy role in decision making.
The organization could use a couple of productive drafts, and Brown seems the right man to be in charge.
   4. oscar madisox Posted: January 27, 2023 at 08:51 AM (#6114746)
I'm with Astro-e above, although I never truly believed Ausmus was a legitimate candidate.

   5. Tony S Posted: January 27, 2023 at 09:03 AM (#6114748)
I'm happy with this signing. Dana Brown appears to have strong credentials.

I wonder if the Ausmus name was floated to make Brown look even better.

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