Houston Astros FIRE GM Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch

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Houston Astros FIRE GM Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch

Chicago Cubs

Wow. I guess this makes sense as a follow-up to the year-long suspensions MLB handed down, but this is clearly the Astros trying to distance themselves even more fully from what has become seen as a terrible organizational culture.

Owner Jim Crane just announced the news:

Get the Astros on the phone immediately, Cubs! Make a trade!!!

It’s hard to imagine the Astros will have a lot of pull in getting a top tier front office hire in place for a year or so, because not only are you coming into the stink, but you’re coming into a situation where your new org has no first or second round picks for two years.

As for manager, I presume it’s going to be bench coach Joe Espada, who is already a quality managerial candidate? (Bullet dodged by the Cubs, eh?)

In conclusion:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.