Former manager Porter not surprised by Astros' 2015 success

The Houston Astros finished the 2014 season 70-92, a marked improvement from the dismal 51-11 they put up in 2013...and yet they still fired manager Bo Porter in September of that year, before the season was over.He was replaced by A.J. Hinch, who impressed in leading the Astros to a Wild Card spot and five-game ALDS appearance in 2015 that could presumably have gone longer, had...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Hinch will be the next Astros manager

After firing Bo Porter earlier this month, the Houston Astros needed a new manager to bring them into 2015 and beyond. Their choice is reportedly former Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, who also worked in the front office for the Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres. Source: AJ Hinch close to becoming new Astros manager — Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) September 29, 2014...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros make Bo Porter the fall guy for an unwinnable situation

We almost made it through an entire season without a manager being fired, you guys. We had just one month to go! Maybe that’s really the only surprising thing about the Houston Astros firing Bo Porter. At this point on the 2014 schedule, why not just let him finish out the season? But Porter was going to be fired. That became all but official when Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported...
Via The Outside Corner
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter, Bench Coach Dave Trembley

The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn’t based on Houston’s record but because “we need a new direction in our clubhouse.” “Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unquestioned,” Luhnow said in a statement. “This decision was not made because...
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

The Houston Astros have sent Bo Porter packing after less then two years as the team’s manager. Porter, who was hired on as the skipper prior to last season, has fielded a consistently rebuilding team and a 110-190 record as manager was the end result.  .@Astros have relieved Bo Porter of managerial duties. Tom Lawless will take over as manager on interim basis for remainder of...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via Baseball Essential
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Porter and the Value of Trying

You may have seen mention of it. Considering it happened during a game between two of the worst teams in baseball, you’ll be forgiven if you hadn’t. The Houston Astros visited the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. The Astros came out strong, getting two runs in each of the first two innings. They wouldn’t score any […]
Via Fangraphs
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Porter’s unique managing helps the Astros get a win

What Bo Porter did in the eighth inning on Monday night wasn’t breaking new ground, but it *was* something that we don’t see too often. In the bottom of the eighth, lefty Tony Sipp started off the inning by striking out lefty Gerardo Parra. There was no chance in hell that Porter was going to let Sipp face right-hander Paul Goldschmidt next, especially given his insane splits...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros manager says players were disrespectful to Roger Clemens

The Houston Astros should take all the advice they can get. They have not won more than 56 games in a season since 2010, and their record has gotten more embarrassing each year since. Last season, Houston won just 51 games. Given their resume, the players would be wise to listen when people like Roger […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros look to rebound after 3 100-loss seasons

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer There hasn't been much to be optimistic about for the Astros as they piled up 324 losses over the last three seasons. But spring training is a time for hope and Houston has plenty of that as the team expects to start turning things around in 2014. Second-year manager Bo Porter says: ''It's our...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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