Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Astros coaching staff to remain intact

Everyone gets another year to prove they deserve a job! Including Astros County! The Astros announced today that Doug Brocail will remain pitching coach in 2012, and Mike Barnett (whom I called "Gary" for a good two months without realizing what an idiot I was) will remain hitting coach.

So you may be wondering, is Ed Wade still calling the shots? It would certainly look that way, and it's something he has every right to do. While Wade's job may be in jeopardy under the Crane administration, it may be another five weeks before Crane gets approved - if he gets approved at all. Wade has an obligation to continue running the team as though he was in charge. Because, for now, he is.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's easy to see why they're being brought back since they did such a great job this season.

Reuben said...

"It's easy to see why they're being brought back since they did such a great job this season."

Oh, please. Are you seriously blaming this season on the coaches? How would we know whether they did their jobs well or poorly? You think the best hitting and pitching coach in baseball could've saved this team from a horrendous record?

Anonymous said...

(Different anonymous)

I never really know if our coaches were doing a good job until they are fired & the Rays pick them up! Lol

Anonymous said...

I don't blame the manager or coaches, considering what they had to work with this year; that said, the organization desperately needs a clean sweep, starting with the front office, player personnel/scouting department, minor league and major league coaching staffs and players.....the culture of failure that this team has cultivated the past must be removed immediately by new management who can look objectively at the players we have, keep the decent ones and get rid of the rest......