The Astros are on pace to win approximately 66 games, which would be a slight improvement over the 56 wins of a year ago. Given the way the management has turned the team over almost completely to young, unproven players, things could be worse.
What does all that mean to the status of Manager Brad Mills who is unsigned for next season? Nothing. It's presumed that Mills is not being judged by the number of wins and losses but by his approach and his willingness to adapt to General Manager Jeff Luhnow's thought processes. In short, is he a Luhnow guy?
Luhnow said prior to Tuesday night's game against the Padres at Minute Maid that the decision on the manager will not be addressed until after the season.
"Still going through the cycle for the first time," said Luhnow."(Owner) Jim Crane, (CEO) George Postolos and myself are going to take our time, get to the end of the year and then reflect on what happened. I'd say right now there is no plan to address any staffing moves until the ...