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Astros New Manager and GM

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by SooneRockStro, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    You could be right...or they saw some fire and a guy who will stand up for his players. I could see Ausmus being totally in with the system. It's not like Hinch had a stellar record before he was hired.
     
  2. Madmanmetz

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    I feel like the search should be for the GM first, then let the GM put his thoughts on the manager hiring toward Crane. Get the manager 1st isn't the best for long term success.

    Someone like Josh Byrnes with a history in analytics and scouting would be a good fit. You really want the GM to have a decent relationship with the manager.
     
  3. awc713

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    Wasn’t Ausmus a highly sought after hire just a few years ago? IIRC, he was our first choice during the Porter or Hinch hiring years, but he turned us away. Aside from the Marisnick issue, what’s people’s beef with him? I thought he was supposed to have a reputation as an intelligent baseball mind (given Nooks comments, that may be an exaggeration)...
     
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  4. BigM

    BigM Contributing Member

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    I couldn’t be less interested in Brad Ausmus. No thank you.
     
  5. Hank McDowell

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    If you had told me that 6 months after Ausmus was suspended by baseball for throwing at Marisnick, Jake would be gone, Hinch would be gone, Lunhow would be gone, and our idiot owner would be interviewing Ausmus for a job, I’d have called you crazy.

    Crane sucks. I’ll just say it again...
     
  6. Nick

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    What’s Moises Alou up to?
     
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    Peeing on his hands to gain an advantage. Not what we need right now. “Astros piss themselves.” As they await season long fallout.
     
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  8. RKREBORN

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    Running on the treadmill
     
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  9. The Law

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    On Monday, January 13th at 4pm I texted a person with real inside information the words “well that escalated quickly.”

    He immediately texted me back two messages. One just said “yep.” The following message said, “Ausmus.”
     
  10. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

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    On Jan 21st at 2;35 a.m. I couldn’t sleep so I texted Cranes sons best friends moms fiancés son, and he sent me two messages

    one said Ban

    the second said Nister
     
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  11. RKREBORN

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    On January 25 at 7:30am I texted Joe Buck who replied “Soto” then immediately said “20 years old”.
     
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  12. The Beard

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    winner
     
  13. mkahanek

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    This sir, was amusing. I approve.
     
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  14. leroy

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    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Htown Legend

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    After doing plenty of thinking and research this is my order on who I’d want as manager based off of the known candidates who have interviewed. Just my opinion:

    Banister
    Espada
    Gibbons
    Venable
    Baker
    Showalter
    Ausmus

    Whoever inherits this roster is getting a stacked, motivated team. Should win the division. Need someone to pull the right strings in the playoffs.
     
  16. eliefor3

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    Prob pissing on his hands
     
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  17. J.R.

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    Unofficial, non-scientific poll, fans want Espada, Banister or Baker
    DO NOT WANT Ausmus
    Polls close in 5 hours

    https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Joe Espada to be manager?
    Yes 73%
    No 27%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Jeff Banister to be manager?
    Yes 62.9%
    No 37.1%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Dusty Baker to be manager?
    Yes 62.5%
    No 37.5%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring John Gibbons to be manager?
    Yes 41.9%
    No 58.1%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Eduardo Perez to be manager?
    Yes 41.6%
    No 58.4%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Buck Showalter to be manager?
    Yes 41.4%
    No 58.6%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Will Venable to be manager?
    Yes 39.1%
    No 60.9%

    Would you approve of the Astros hiring Brad Ausmus to be manager?
    Yes 30.3%
    No 69.7%
     
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  18. rrj_gamz

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    I'm leaning more toward Bannister...I can't imagine anyone wanting Baker, as he is so not the right person for this job...
     
  19. J.R.

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    Bobby Evans is not an inspiring hire. GM from 2015 - 2018 in SF but didn't do much to separate himself as even an above-average GM during that tenure. Obviously one would hope that his second go-around is better...but that would be a pretty disappointing hire on it's face.
     
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