No city has fallen off harder than Houston in terms of dominance in sports. Deshaun Watson was throwing dimes to DeAndre Hopkins, James Harden and Chris Paul were running the floor and the Houston Astros were one win away from their second World Series trophy in three years, but dynasties collapse, and you don’t know when or if they will ever rise again.
With many Houston sports fans only having the Astros in a winning way since the departure of talent on both the Rockets and Texans, Twitter and other social media followings have been growing for the Astros. The Houston sports market isn’t outrageously big even with the city being in the top five in population in the country, but Astros fans have shown their displeasure. Here are three moves that their Twitter following would make if they took the reins.
Move #1 by Astros Twitter: Fire Manager Dusty Baker
After the sign stealing scandal led to owner Jim Crane letting A.J. Hinch loose, the organization went after an experienced manager; not only because of his track record. Not many candidates were looking to take the job of a team that was being dragged for tampering the game, but with Dusty Baker being a player’s manager, it made the most sense to bring him to Houston.
From controversial bullpen moves to not being a fan of the shift, it is evident that the game is catching up with the traditional manager. As much as fans have shown their displeasure on social media, there is no way Baker would be fired unless the team plummets in the standings at full health. Although being around for a long time, Baker, shockingly, can’t prevent injuries or the chance of not having high-leverage arms.
Two other honorary moves would be firing general manager James Click and forcing Jim Crane to sell the team. For as much as people bash Click, they need to realize that he doesn’t control how much a player can make. In the end, it is Crane’s team and cash, and if they don’t believe in long-term deals, then Click can’t force a contract for Crane to pay.