Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rosenthal's assault on the front office's collective manhood continues

In a story on FoxSports by Smilin' Ken Rosenthal on Tony LaRussa's options after 2010, he turns his attention to Manny Acta.

Acta not only is a finalist for the Indians, but also a leading candidate for the Astros. The Indians are not likely to alter their process because of the Astros' interest. But Astros owner Drayton McLane might react to the Indians' pursuit.

He then makes a comparison back to 1994 of the Rangers/Orioles pursuit of Phil Regan.

McLane is the same type of owner that Angelos was then — intrusive, competitive, prone to impulse.

Make no mistake, McLane is calling the shots for the Astros, along with team president Tal Smith. Jim Fregosi, believed to be a preferred candidate of GM Ed Wade, is not even getting an interview.