Saturday, December 8, 2012

Alan Ashby might be returning to Houston

The Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott openly speculated last night on Twitter that Alan Ashby was in the mix to return to the Astros to be their broadcaster. We say "speculated" because Elliott made a statement, but curiously ended it with a question mark.

Ashby, 61, was the Sports anchor for KHTV in Houston from 1990 to 1992 and was the Astros' Color Commentator from 1998 to 2006, when he was allegedly let go for being openly critical about the team.

Ashby is currently in the middle of a five-year deal with the Blue Jays, which he signed in 2010.

2 comments:

farmstros said...

This is baffling to me: Ashby is currently on a 5-year deal with Toronto. His original deal with Toronto was 3 years. Yet, reportedly the Astros have consistently had broadcasters on one-year deals.

farmstros said...

Talk about different strategies of retaining talent.