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James Click Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by lnchan, Nov 11, 2022.

  1. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

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    It was a question, not a conclusion.
    But it was based on some saying that Click got canned because he didnt do what Crane asked and/or expected of him.
     
  2. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Isn't that how most employment works. You hire people to do a job, and if you they don't what you expect them to do then you fire them. And don't say Click won us a WS. Every contributing player other than Stanek, Montero, and Neris were Luhnow guys. He didn't do anything to fix the hitting issue and bet his job on an injured guy that was decent for just a few months before he got injured. He didn't want to resign Verlander, he didn't want to play Yuli, he didn't want to resign Brantley. Click was not a great GM. He was a mixed bag but he wanted to get paid like he built the team. He's no Luhnow.
     
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    See LA Dodgers. Think their troubles are more based on a bad manager than a GM.
     
  4. punkoholic

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    Only concern I'll have is if the GM over pays or gives 1 year too many on a contract just to guarantee himself of landing the player. Also if he feels pressured to land a specific type of player at the deadline, hopefully he doesn't trade away too many of the top prospects and over pay. Crane can veto a trade but if he wants to win now, would he care about prospects since they're all a hit or miss?
     
  5. BlindHog

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    Click was a no man and you saw how that worked out.
     
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  6. Nick

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    Ironically the Dodgers are run by the guy who first brought the Tampa franchise to prominence…
     
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  7. jim1961

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    I doubt there ever will be another Luhnow.
     
  8. Major

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    I think he's wants a GM that's philosophically aligned with him.
     
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    Don't they all?
     
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    Anybody know a similar situation where a GM was given the boot directly after winning (any sport)?
     
  11. Nick

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    Rockets in 94… and again in 95. (Rudy was basically making most personnel decisions with Les dictating quite a bit).
     
  12. BlindHog

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    I really do not believe the outcome of the world series has anything to do with the decision to let Click go. The decision was likely made many weeks before the play offs began. I also believe it to be unlikely that any such decision by any owner is tied to the outcome of a few games.
     
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  13. Nick

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    ... Well they did win 106 games this year.

    Again, Click had 3 years here. He made a lot of good decisions during a tumultuous time. Some decisions questionable (as all GM's, even Luhnow have). Its the other 'stuff' that Crane decided he wanted to go with somebody else for, and 3 years worth of time is a plenty large sample size to assess one's true abilities/potential and whether or not you feel that you want to continue to work with that individual.
     
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