Owner needs to let new hires do their jobs

Originally Published: August 27, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It was only a matter of time before somebody got tossed overboard by the sinking ship the 2007 Houston Astros have become.

And that was so clear to one and all, you can bet your commemorative Jeff Bagwell T-shirt that Tim Purpura and Phil Garner sure hadn't made any nonrefundable deposits on their spring training condo rentals for 2008.

Nevertheless, what exactly was owner Drayton McLane trying to accomplish by canning both his manager and his GM on the same day with just a few ...

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