Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Olney on the next Astros manager

Buster Olney chimes in with a take on the Astros' managerial situation:

I don't know who the right choice would be, but I do think this: both Buck Showalter and Bobby Valentine would be strong choices, because they would come with established credibility and generate interest in the team, at a time when the Astros are probably going to need at least a two-year cycle of restructuring because of budget issues. Jeff Bagwell has always been known as a tremendous person, but I don't know how any team can hire someone as manager without knowing he can handle a pitching staff, which is arguably the most important thing that a skipper does.

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