Look at this post, from Sept 3, where Ken Rosenthal made some predictions.
Never mind that the Astros exercised manager Cecil Cooper's option for 2010 in April. Cooper is almost certain to be fired, major-league sources say, and several of his coaches also are in jeopardy.
Third base coach Dave Clark would be the leading internal candidate to replace Cooper, but the team likely would consider a wide range of outside options.
Alright, that may not have taken a whole lot of prognostication, but his shortlist of replacement candidates were as such: Dave Clark, Jim Fregosi, Pete Mackanin, and Ron Wotus