The Houston Astros are continuing to make their way through the list of General Manager Candidates while at the Winter Meetings in Dallas.
The latest on the list? LA Dodgers Assistant GM, Logan White. White’s been around baseball for a long time (10 years alone with the Dodgers) and actually interviewed for the Houston GM job once before back in 2007 when the winning candidate ended up being Ed Wade.
We’re told they’ve interviewed a half dozen candidates so far, but the only ones that have been openly named and recognized have been Bill Geivett of the Rockies, Jeff Luhnow of the Cardinals, JJ Picollo of the Royals and now White. These candidates all have one big trait in common and that’s their experience working with either bringing in new players or developing new players. It seems the rebuilding process is finally in full commited swing.
Late last night Danny Knobler of CBSSports tweeted “Rival execs think Colo’s Geivett is favorite for Astros GM job. Could be done soon.” Oh Danny, how I hope you’re right on the last part of that tweet. So it could be soon and if the Winter Meeting chatter is to be believed, it’s likely to be Geivett.
Finally, Brad Mills spent some time with the media yesterday afternoon in Dallas. He spoke on his thoughts about the new ownership as well as the rebuilding process that’s going on,specifically about those dynamic young kids we saw play last season. Read more and see the video HERE.
I hope whatever announcement comes in the hopefully-not-too-distant-future regarding a new GM, that Brad Mills sticks around a little longer. I want to see what he does under a different GM who plays by different rules. I know that some of you won’t agree, but I just wonder…
It probably won’t be a pretty year in 2012, but it’s looking like it will at least be a productive one.
One final note: Tonight at 7pm on 740KTRH is the Astro’s offseason radio show, Astroline. The guest this week is none other than my favorite, Studly Cudly Budly, Bud Norris. You can tune in or join us at Buffalo Wild Wings at 510 West Grey in Midtown to see what Milo and Bud chat about.
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.