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Astros have a plan. Why not us?

Postby GhostofTedCox » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:47 pm

Everybody should read this entire article. ... -direction

Here is an excerpt:
The last major connection from previous ownership was severed this weekend when Brad Mills was let go as manager of the Houston Astros. The team has officially become GM Jeff Luhnow's and if his first eight months on the job are any indication, they are in good hands.

Owner Jim Crane made it clear from his first press conference that this team was going to be built through the draft and player development, which plays to Luhnow's strengths. These are the top reasons why general manager Jeff Luhnow is leading this franchise in the right direction

This past week Luhnow sent an email to Astros' season-ticket holders explaining their plan and his vision for the organization. This was great news to hear because changing the fortunes of this franchise won't happen overnight. With the worst record in Major League Baseball, management needed to reassure the fanbase that there is a plan.

Sticking to a plan of building through player development and the farm system takes time, and it's often easy to change course when your team is a punching bag for opposing teams, fans and sports media. The only thing worse the Astros could do right now is to scrap the plan prematurely and start over because of outside pressure.
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Re: Astros have a plan. Why not us?

Postby Hermie13 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:58 pm

This is news? There will never be a Bleacher Report article that everyone should read. Owners talk. Means nothing.

And who says the Indians don't have a plan?
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Re: Astros have a plan. Why not us?

Postby timdav » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:34 am

Surely the Dolan family are good enough business people to see that they have significant, structural problems with their baseball organization?

Sometimes in life a person has got to realize what they've been doing just isn't cutting it....not getting them where they need to be.

Surely the Dolans can't be pleased with where this total organization is in August, 2012, can they?

Surely they can't really believe the same old-same old, smoke-and-mirrors off-season moves will begin to fix things? Can they?

Wouldn't it be encouraging to fans if they finally decided to at least try to fix the one major problem they've avoided looking at since they bought the club: holding the top of the front office accountable? The very people who make all the moves?

What if the Dolans actually did that?

What if???
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