Originally written on The Biz of Baseball  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The waiting is over for the Houston Astros after firing Ed Wade as late last night they announced that they have hired former Cardinals V.P. of Scouting and Player Development, Jeff Luhnow as their new General Manager. Astros President and CEO George Postolos made the announcement. Owner Jim Crane will introduce Luhnow on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Minute Maid Park Press Conference room. "We are very pleased to have Jeff as the new General Manager of the Houston Astros," Postolos said. "Jeff is the perfect fit for the Astros because of his track record in scouting and player development during his eight-plus seasons with the Cardinals. "The Astros strive to develop one of the best systems in baseball and create a consistent winner at the Major League level. Jeff has the knowledge, skills and experience to lead the baseball operations efforts at all levels and help the Astros achieve this vision. Jeff has a demonstrated the ability to inspire and motivate staff in the front office a...
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