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Astros Managerial Search 2014-15

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

  1. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

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    Some guys regress, some guys get better. Happy now?
     
  2. sealclubber1016

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    Yes, yes I am.

    If you would have acknowledged that earlier we could have avoided this :grin:
     
  3. rocketpower2

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>One industry source believes Mike Maddux could be most likely candidate for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> managerial job due to close relationship with Nolan Ryan</p>&mdash; Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/status/509470922273599488">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  4. HTown_DieHard

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    i'm cool wit it
     
  5. mick fry

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    Very luke warm here, Maddux wasnt much of a pitching coach. Would much prefer Jim Hickey if ya wanna go that route.
     
  6. juicystream

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    Eh, I'm happy with Brent Strom as a pitching coach, and I'm not sure how that would play with Maddux.
     
  7. bobloblaw

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    Could be true information or could be speculation based off of Mike Maddux's comments about being "very interested" in the job:

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-rangers/headlines/20140904-with-mike-maddux-interested-in-astros-what-is-rangers-next-move.ece
     
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    Ozzie Guillen ...let's make things interesting lol
     
  9. what

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    I still don't understand why they fired bo porter. can somebody explain this to me?
     
  10. Rocketman95

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    Paging bobrek.
     
  11. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    He did not see eye to eye with management. Reading between the lines, Luhnow wanted him to do things that he apparently wasn't willing to do. Luhnow took responsibility for the team's record. According to reports, he did a lot of high schoolish things in the locker room. Stuff that grown men might find a bit silly.

    If I were GM I would have fired him when he did the Tony Sipp move to the outfield and lost his DH in a one run game when Carter was guaranteed to get one more at bat. Or I would have fired him when he didn't know the rule that a reliever had to pitch to at least one batter (although to his credit, somehow he got the umpires to agree with him). Even Wesley Wright knew that Porter was wrong.
     
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  14. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    only if jay mariotti comes here to write only astros stuff. :p
     
  17. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Astros Triple-A manager Tony DeFrancesco says he told GM Jeff Luhnow he would like to interview for the manager's job.He was interim in 2011</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/512352806871642113">September 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  18. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The name of Tim Wallach, Dodgers coach, has been discussed in the Astros' managerial search.</p>&mdash; Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/512556048843276290">September 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  19. juicystream

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    Probably just wants to get his name out there and get some interview experience.
     
  20. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Didn't he interview when Porter was hired?
     

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