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Craig Biggio playing a role in Houston’s managerial search

Sep 12, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

Craig Biggio

I find it kind of odd that the Astros are already conducting a managerial search given that it’s over a month and a half before they can talk to everyone who might be a candidate (i.e. playoff teams don’t want their coaches going out on interviews in October).  That said, including people in that search who have known success in Houston is a good idea:

[Craig] Biggio, a special assistant to general manager Jeff Luhnow, is involved in the interview process to find a full-time manager.

“I’m honored and excited about it,” he said. “I’ve been part of this organization for a long period of time and they trust my judgment and my decision-making. I’m honored to be part of this process.”

Those of us old enough to remember when Biggio broke in remember that the Astros were kind of a mess back then. He saw them rebuild. He saw them make it to the World Series. He was around for good managers and bad. Institutional knowledge is pretty important.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Sep 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    And he was one helluva Catcher…who made himself into a fine 2nd Baseman.

  2. texxxasmade - Sep 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    And he’s got a cute butt…wait what? That was a little weird especially since I’m a man 😦

  3. alexefernandez - Sep 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Can he hire himself ?!?!?! Seriously, catchers make great managers.

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