Astros GM Ed Wade told Houston Chronicle readers that he doesn't expect Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell to become the team's next manager. Here are the details from Wade's online chat with fans:
- The Astros are looking for an experienced manager who relates well with players.
- Wade expects Kaz Matsui to be the team's everyday second baseman next year.
- Expect the Astros to be younger next year.
- Wade says he'd "love" to have LaTroy Hawkins and Jose Valverde back next year, but doesn't say whether he thinks the club has a realistic shot at re-signing either free agent-to-be.
- The Astros will probably be working with less than the $107MM they spent this year.