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The Astros are going to interview every manager who isn't nailed down

Oct 13, 2009, 8:55 AM EDT

The Astros, taking a surprisingly public approach to their managerial search, release a list of names of people they’re planning on talking to about their job opening:

The Astros revealed their list of 10 managerial
candidates and the list consists of a handful of former
skippers–including one of their own, Phil Garner. Yes, you read that
right. Phil Garner.

The full list: interim manager Dave Clark, Minor League Field
Coordinator Al Pedrique, former Brewers manager Ned Yost, Padres
hitting coach Randy Ready, former Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin,
former Nationals manager Manny Acta, Garner, Red Sox bench coach Brad
Mills, Red Sox first base coach Tim Bogar and Phillies bench coach Pete
Mackanin….Clark and Pedrique will be the first of 10 candidates to be
interviewed. All candidates will be available to the media following
their respective interviews.

Phil Garner?  The same Phil Garner who the Astros just fired two years ago? There aren’t a lot of players in the Astros system that are likely to excite the fans anytime soon, so don’t you think it would be somewhat important to bring in a manager that can instill a bit of hope?  Retreads are one thing, but bringing in very recent retreads like Garner is the kind of thing that saps the will of a fan base.

  1. Grant - Oct 13, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    I knew the Astros were one of the more incompetent franchises out there, but this is ridiculous.

  2. Andy L - Oct 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    I love me some Manny Acta, and hope he isn’t going to get suckered into taking a job with the Astros, who show no sign of getting better any time soon. He needs to sign on with a team that at least has some promise.

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