View Full Version : Astros make changes

08-19-2012, 10:43 AM
Zachary Levine
The Astros have fired manager Brad Mills. First base coach Bobby Meacham and hitting coach Mike Barnett also gone.


BREAKING: Astros (https://twitter.com/Astros) name Tony DeFrancesco skipper for remainder of season. He had been managing the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks.

08-20-2012, 12:00 AM
I really don't see the point of making this move now. Their season is over in six weeks anyway. Make the clean sweep when it's all over. But what's done is done. He had no chance with that franchise anyway. They did him a favor.

08-20-2012, 02:32 PM
Astros strategy:

Gradually let the team get old and bad.
Replace old players with young ones who are not good prospects.
Continue to gut the team even more by making a bad young team even worse through some stupid trades.
Blame it on the coaching staff?

08-20-2012, 02:40 PM
It's quite amazing to me that they're 39-83, and yet they'd have to lose the remaining 40 games of the season to break the 1962 Mets record for futility.