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Potential GM Candidate for the Astros?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by leroy, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    Can't argue with the success of the Twins minor league system over the past decade. They've put out some very good players. He knows how to work with a jackass owner and within a budget. Might be the perfect candidate for the job...
     
  2. Jturbofuel

    Jturbofuel Member

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    It will never happen,there is a reason while all these candidates have never been a gm in the majors. They are cheap a guy like Ryan with 12yrs expierence would be too expensive and the old man isnt gonna pay it.
     
  3. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    there are a lot of other candidates. There were 3 or 4 articles out there.. I was way too lazy to post them.. the "offseason" has already begun..
     
  4. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

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    I'm all for Terry Ryan getting the 'stros job. I'd love that.
     
  5. Kerfeld

    Kerfeld Contributing Member

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    Just heard on 790 that Ryan is staying in Minnesota as a consultant. He was just burnt out.
     
  6. Zac D

    Zac D Contributing Member

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    Cool. What about Bob Watson?
     
  7. Preston27

    Preston27 Contributing Member

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    Isn't that what most do until all the other firings/resignations are done with? Every time i see someone take a consultant's job they are in another city with their previous job the very next season.
     
  8. blathersby

    blathersby Contributing Member

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    Too bad Tal Smith won't do it. He could make the 'Stros into a contender.
     
  9. rikesh316

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    Fox 26 just said that the three candidates for the GM job are now former Philadelphia general manager Ed Wade, former Montreal and Baltimore general manager Jim Beattie, and Philadelphia assistant GM Ruben Amaro Jr.
     
  10. ThePrivate

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    doesn't matter. uncle drayton will be hiring ed wade as the next gm.
     
  11. Jared Novak

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    Kind of disappointing, I was hoping for Logan White.

    Oh well, hopefully one of the three can get the Astros turned around.
     
  12. wrath_of_khan

    wrath_of_khan Contributing Member

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    If we hire Ed Wade, I'll be furious. He was reviled here in Philly -- all you ever heard about was how Ed Wade was a total yes man for ownership and was gunshy about making any deals (big or small). Plus, he hired Charlie Manuel over Jim Leyland, IIRC.
     
  13. meh

    meh Contributing Member

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    That is a sad, sad, list. Well, maybe Ruben Amaro Jr. has potential(ala Morey), but it's hard to imagine he can actually make decisions after what happened to Pupura.
     
  14. Zac D

    Zac D Contributing Member

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    And while the phrase "reviled here in Philly" may not make some of you quake with fear, given how common that is, Ed Wade gave David Bell $17 million over four years. David was, you may recall, a pretty bad hitter - worse, certainly, than Ty Wigginton, to whom I don't think it would be wise to give a similar contract - although his defense was pretty good. Good thing Ty's under club control.

    Also please note that the end of Ty Wigginton's Baseball-Reference URL is wiggity01.shtml.

    I will be calling him Wiggity from now on.
     
  15. ThePrivate

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    you said it yourself "Ed Wade was a total yes man for ownership." that is uncle drayton's gm requirement.
     
  16. ThePrivate

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    I thought it would be ed wade, but it does appear that uncle drayton has chosen ruben amaro jr as the next gm.
     

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