An Inside Look at Astros Offseason Through Luhnow’s Eyes

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September 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow before the game against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Astros 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

At Astros Fan Fest 2015, the local bloggers who cover the Houston Astros were invited to a bloggers round table. We were given 30 minutes each with Astros President Reid Ryan, GM Jeff Luhnow, and new manager A.J. Hinch. During Jeff Luhnow’s interview, he gave a breakdown of the Astros offseason through his eyes.

Some of the Astros fan base have been critical of some of the Astros transactions this season. The biggest criticism has come from trading Dexter Fowler and signing Colby Rasmus to replace him. Hopefully some of this will clarify his thinking behind the moves. If it doesn’t, it’s ok, because he has a “thick skin.”

Jeff Luhnow stated that “it’s been a fairly active offseason so far and definitely my busiest since joining the Astros” Here are the Astros offseason transactions that Luhnow summarized in his offseason State of the Union recap. Luhnow on…

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