Found August 19, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The struggling Houston Astros have fired manager Brad Mills and two members of his coaching staff. Mills was in his third season as manager of the Astros, who have the worst record in the major leagues. The team announced the moves in an email almost two hours after it lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-4 on Saturday night to fall to 39-82. Houston also fired hitting coach Mike Barnett and first base coach Bobby Meacham. The Astros say first-year general manager Jeff Luhnow will name an interim manager and other staff members in a news conference Sunday morning. Mills became the first big league manager to be fired this season. He was 76-86 in his first season with Houston and a franchise-worst 56-106 last year. The Astros move from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Houston Astros Clean House in the Dugout

The Houston Astros are continuing their massive overhaul of the organization by firing manager Brad Mills and two coaches. Hitting instructor Mike Barnett and first base coach Bobby Meachem join Mills on the unemployment line. The firing itself doesn’t come as a surprise as no changes in Houston should come as a surprise at this point. The release of Mills follows...

Houston Astros Wives

The Houston Astros may be struggling with the worst record in baseball, but it’s not because of a lack of hot wives.  Here’s a look at the Houston Astros wives for the 2012 season. Brandon & Shawn Barnes   Ben & Cindy Francisco Scott & Meghan Moore   Juan Castro and Maris Perlman   Jed & Melissa Lowrie   Justin & Loren Maxwell   Noel & Marwin Gonzalez...

D-backs go for season sweep of Astros

In the midst of a major rebuilding project, the Houston Astros are now looking for a new manager. After firing Brad Mills along with two coaches, the woeful Astros return to the field Sunday trying to prevent a season-series sweep by the Diamondbacks. Houston (39-82) has by far the worst record in the majors and is on pace to surpass last season's team-record 106 losses after...

Astros name DeFrancesco as interim

The Houston Astros have named Tony DeFrancesco interim manager a day after firing Brad Mills. DeFrancesco was the manager of Houston's Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. In his third season running the Astros, Mills was dismissed Saturday night after Houston lost to the Diamondbacks 12-4. Houston entered Sunday's game with the worst record in the major leagues at 39...

Astros fire manager Brad Mills and 2 coaches

The struggling Houston Astros have fired manager Brad Mills and two members of his coaching staff. Mills was in his third season as manager of the Astros, who have the worst record in the major leagues. The team announced the moves in an email almost two hours after it lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-4 on Saturday night to fall to 39-82. Houston also fired hitting coach Mike...

DeFrancesco named Astros interim manager

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros named Tony DeFrancesco interim manager on Sunday, a day after firing Brad Mills. DeFrancesco was the manager of Houston's Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. In his third season running the Astros, Mills was dismissed Saturday night after Houston lost to the Diamondbacks 12-4. Houston entered Sunday's game with the worst record in the...

Mills Put Out Of His Misery In Houston

((HT: FSHouston.com)) Brad Mills was in a bad situation when he took the gig as manager of the Houston Astros... A bad team that no one knows anything about in a transition to the American League as part of their sale agreement with Major League Baseball. When the best thing going is Jose Altuve for your All-Star weekend, that is a bit of a problem... After a 12-4 loss to...

Astros select DeFrancesco as interim manager

Tony DeFrancesco, who had unprecedented success as a minor-league manager, has been named interim manager of the Houston Astros. The Astros, who have the worst record in the major leagues at 39-82 record entering Sunday, fired manager Brad Mills on Saturday night after less than three seasons. He had a 171-272 record. "I waited a long time to come to this level and be on...

Hill, D-backs top Astros in DeFrancesco's debut

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros lost in their first game under interim manager Tony DeFrancesco as Aaron Hill homered twice to give the Arizona Diamondbacks an 8-1 win Sunday and a sweep. DeFrancesco was the manager at Triple-A Oklahoma City before being promoted. The Astros, with the worst record in the majors, fired Brad Mills late Saturday night. Houston general manager Jeff...

Diamondbacks 8, Astros 1

The Houston Astros lost in their first game under interim manager Tony DeFrancesco as Aaron Hill homered twice to give the Arizona Diamondbacks an 8-1 win Sunday and a sweep. DeFrancesco was the manager at Triple-A Oklahoma City before being promoted. The Astros, with the worst record in the majors, fired Brad Mills late Saturday night. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said...

Astros fall short vs. D-backs

HOUSTON (AP) -- Wade Miley pitched six solid innings and drove in a run to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Miley hit a sacrifice fly and Chris Young doubled in a run in the fifth for Arizona, which has won seven consecutive games against the Astros. Paul Goldschmidt added another RBI double in the eighth. Houston has dropped...

Bizball: How Low Will Jim Crane Go with the Astros? by Maury Brown

There was a time not too long ago when folks were leveraging themselves to the eye sockets in order to purchase goodies—big, expensive goodies such as homes and cars. In fact, many got in over their head and had these expensive, leveraged purchases repossessed, while others simply are straddled with mountains of debt. Coming up on the end of the first season of owning the Houston...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.