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Astros to name Cooper permanent manager

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  1. Shehzad23

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    [Chron] Astros to name Cooper permanent manager

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5172900.html


    By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ

    The Astros will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce that Cecil Cooper will officially become the Astros’ manager.

    Cooper, who joined the Astros as bench coach at the start of the 2005 season, had served as interim manager since Phil Garner was fired last month. The interim tag will be removed today, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

    The Astros announced a press conference for 3:30 p.m. today at Minute Maid Park.

    Cooper took over for Garner on Aug. 27, and the team has gone 13-15 under his watch.
     
  2. Angkor Wat

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    Astros?!?!? :eek: Baseball season is still going on?
     
  3. HipHopSince1981

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    hmmmmmmmm..not sure what to think of this news
     
  4. Murph23

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    CCoop To Be Named Next Stros' Manager

    http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5172900.html

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    Sept. 28, 2007, 2:09PM
    Astros to name Cooper permanent manager

    By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ
    Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle


    The Astros will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce that Cecil Cooper will officially become the Astros’ manager.

    Cooper, who joined the Astros as bench coach at the start of the 2005 season, had served as interim manager since Phil Garner was fired last month. The interim tag will be removed today, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

    The Astros announced a press conference for 3:30 p.m. today at Minute Maid Park.

    Cooper took over for Garner on Aug. 27, and the team has gone 13-15 under his watch
     
  5. MiniMing

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    I was hoping we'd keep Coop. This is good news.
     
  6. Austin70

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    I liked what he has done so far, maybe he will be more inclined to give Anderson and Towels a good chance to start the season in the bigs.
     
  7. texanskan

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    "We need to see what these young guys can do"

    is a hell of alot better than

    "We are gonna give Jason Lane another shot"
     
  8. candlegreen

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    though his hardheadedness to not listen to anyone who asks about Lidge was annoying.
     
  9. ThePrivate

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    Great hire! I believe Cecil will turn this ballclub around. Now it is up to Wade to sign some key free agents and rebuild the minor league system.
     
  10. Cannonball

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    Nothing against Coop, but I'm not big on the idea of promoting from within without at least doing a coaching search first. The football team at my alma mater did that this past year and now they REALLY suck.

    Coop is 13-15 since taking over. Eh, not bad I guess.
     
  11. MadMax

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    Me, neither. I have no idea what to expect from him. But I hope he's great! :)
     
  12. Drewdog

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    Good luck with that meddling owner! ;)

    We need pitching dammit!!
     
  13. No Worries

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    We going to suck next year, whoever is our manager. After we rebuild (which will take at least two years), Drayton can then seriously evaluate the manager position. Until then, ftw.
     
  14. texanskan

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    he has never gone out and gotten a top-flight skipper so dream on but it sure does help see 2006 Tigers and 2007 Cubs
     
  15. No Worries

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    You must be forgetting about Jimy Williams ;)
     
  16. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    What about the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 Astros? How about the 2004, 2005 Astros? They have all done more than the 2007 Cubs.
     
  17. texanskan

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    coming from nothing and getting to the post season with a new manager that is all.
     
  18. MadMax

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    oh, you mean like we did in 2004 when we got to game 7 of the NLCS. got it.


    coming from nothing??? did you see the payroll the cubs added in the offseason??? :D
     
  19. Blake

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    damn good points
     
  20. SWTsig

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    no way you use this season as a measuring stick.

    i like this move, if for no other reason than he paid his dues and worked his way up. and the fact that he said we will focus on 3 things this offseason:

    pitching
    defense
    speed

    sounds good to me.
     

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