Latest On Astros’ GM Search: Levine, Geivett

Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine announced tonight that he's staying put, though the Astros had requested to interview him for their open GM position. Here's the latest on Houston's search:

  • The Astros will interview Rockies assistant GM Bill Geivett for their GM position, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Geivett, one of MLBTR's 2011 GM candidates, spoke with MLBTR's Tim Dierkes in August. He is a "serious candidate" for the position, Rosenthal writes.
  • The Astros should offer Rays executive Andrew Friedman "autonomy, the title of his choosing, a five-year, $20 million contract [and] maybe even equity in the club" to lure him to Houston from Tampa Bay, writes Rosenthal. Despite Friedman's strong relationships in Tampa Bay, he might be tempted by such an offer.

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3 years 10 months ago

Find the next Friedman, not the current one

3 years 10 months ago

I would take the current one in a heart beat and him being from Houston is all the better :)

John McFadin
3 years 10 months ago

If they could somehow pull Friedman away, that would be the first step in making the Astros relevant again, for sure.

EDIT: And coming from a Ranger’s fan who will see the Astros in our division soon, this is something I pray/hope doesn’t happen.

3 years 10 months ago

I guess Hunsicker won’t go or won’t be considered. I hope they don’t go back to a guy like tim Purpura–don’t want him back.

3 years 10 months ago

Actually a couple of Columnists (stark for one) said Hunsicker would go back to Houston in a heart beat since he still lives there, however Crane has said he wants a fresh start with no retreads. (means no Purpura either )I honestly think they are going for a young and  fresh new way of thinking from our old has beens (Purpura,wade,hunsicker) although I did like Hunsicker

3 years 10 months ago

Kevin Malone is available.

3 years 10 months ago

This says it all for the Mets, going after Lidge and Rauch. This team is in sad shape, the Wilpon’s need to sell the team to Cuban.