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Astros Managerial Search 2014-15

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Nook

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    Tim Bogar is a Bible Banger that rubbed some Astros players the wrong way when he played. Still, he has been very well thought of as a manager at the minor league level. He has dabbled in the use of analytical tools.

    He is probably the strongest candidate for the job, but not sure he wants to be under such a strong GM and an organization that is unproven.
     
  2. Nick

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    I could see it coming down between Bogar and David Martinez. Martinez strikes me as somebody who was in the same position as Porter (bench coach without big league managerial experience)... but he's coming from an organization already heavily analytical in what they do (or at the very least, he'll be used to the roster turnover).

    No to Dave Clark and Joe McEwing... Biggio would be popular, almost to the point that he (aligned with Nolan) could have the leverage to get Luhnow fired (if it ever came to that), so Jeff's computer will probably tell him to keep Craig as a trusted advisor only.
     
  3. HTown_DieHard

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    How about Jim Hickey?
     
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    This... Come on Bidge.
     
  5. Jay713

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    Calm down, guys. It's going to be Nolan Ryan. Bet on it.
     
  6. moonnumack

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    Bogar and Martinez sound like what Luhnow is looking for.
    I really don't think Biggio is ready to manage in the big leagues yet.
     
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    Ron Washington retired, is it possible? Just sayin.
     
  8. J.R.

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    #28 J.R., Sep 5, 2014
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  10. Major

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    Biggio is a difficult one because he'd be hard to fire if he doesn't do a good job. Sucks that you have to consider that, but it's part of the evaluation process.
     
  11. The Beard

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    Crane would have to care what the fans think for that to be a problem
     
  12. Rocketman95

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    With the way the media has been, it makes complete sense to make this effort as transparent as possible.
     
  13. MadMax

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    I like the idea of Mike Maddux being here. Smart..great with pitchers...and just another piece lost from the Rangers.
     
  14. Fulgore

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    He's a Nolan Ryan guy so he might at least get an interview.
     
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    if we're aiming for another couple of seasons, where we have the smallest payroll and winning isn't a concern, I'd like to put my name up for consideration. I just don't want any mofo's starting threads about me when I decide to put springer batting first and altuve clean up spot.

    Jeff, you want 100 losses? I'll give you 140 and I'll never complain.


    maybe the detroit tigers fire the assman and we can land him.maybe not, so biggio it is.
     
  16. Rocketman95

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    Have you been in a coma?
     
  17. conquistador#11

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    well, it's going to be someone like bo porter.what was he before the astros hire? 3rd base position coach. So I'm not expecting some of the big names that are being suggested like ron washington.
     
  18. Major

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    The Astros have been a 0.500ish team over the last 100 or so games. With continued progression and a free agent or two, they could be moving into wildcard contention next year.
     
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    That being said, I don't believe for a second that the Astros would set Biggio up to fail. They will do everything in their power to make sure he succeeds for as long as he wants the job.
     
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    i agree that we will make the playoffs. I actually thought we would be in wild card contention this year. But I'd still be more than surprised if we go after an established manager. If bo was having 'difference of opinions' with jeff, I can only imagine a big name manager. but who knows.
     

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