Late Sunday when most Houston sports fans were worrying about what the Texans would do at quarterback, the Houston Astros made a move not unexpected at all, but still big.
They informed both club president for baseball operations Tal Smith and general manager Ed Wade they were being removed from their jobs.
According to new club CEO George Postolos, the new ownership led by Jim Crane feels it is best to start fresh in baseball operations while trying to rebuild the club. In a news release, Postolos both praised and thanked Smith and Wade for their work for the Astros and baseball and wished them well in the future. He also said that assistant GM David Gottfried would be the interim GM, but not a candidate for the full time job.
Who that might be is open according to Postolos. The search for a new GM begins immediately. It has been speculated that current Tampa Bay GM Andrew Friedman might be in the Astros sights. However, some reporters who cover the Rays don't think Friedman wou...