October 27, 2009

Astros Hire Brad Mills As Manager

Brad Mills has been hired to manage the Houston Astros.

Mills had been the bench coach since Terry Francona was hired before the 2004 season. Before that, Mills had managed in the minors for 11 years: Cubs (1987-92), Rockies (1993-96) and Dodgers (2002).

Terry Francona hopes that Mills's replacement comes from within the organization.
I think that's something that's important. I've been here long enough now that it's something that definitely needs to be considered.
Francona and Mills were college roommates, they played together for the Expos, and Mills was a member of Tito's coaching staff in Philadelphia.

3 comments:

Ish said...

Poor Tito.

Jason said...

"Terry Francona hopes that Mills's replacement comes from within the organization."

And by within the organization, he means Jason Varitek, in a face-saving move for everyone.

s1c said...

Good for Millsie, I hope he has a lot of success.