The Houston Astros Have Finally Found Their New GM: Dana Brown

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The Houston Astros Have Finally Found Their New GM: Dana Brown

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After a weird period of time following the decision to let World-Series-winning General Manager James Click go, the Houston Astros finally have a new GM: former Braves VP of Scouting Dana Brown.

Brown has obviously been wildly successful with the Atlanta Braves, whose influx of young talent over the last several years has kept them consistently competitive. Prior to being with the Braves, Brown was a special assistant with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Of note here:

  • The Astros did not poach anyone from the Cubs, so, hey, that’s good. I have pretty consistent worries that Assistant GM and Director of Pitching Craig Breslow is going to get snaked at some point soon.
  • The Astros also did not seek to interview former Brewers President David Stearns just yet … but don’t have a “president” yet, either. Any chance they will try to hire Stearns to take over as Brown’s boss after Stearns’ contract expires this year? Or will Brown remain the top baseball decision-maker for the foreseeable future, since owner Jim Crane likes to be somewhat hands on?
  • Still waiting to see what happens with Click, who you would think would be a very hot “special assistant”-type candidate right now.

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