Astros GM, manager firedBy
There is justice in the world: the Astros fired GM Tim Purpura this afternoon. No, this is not Yankees related. But as a baseball fan, it’s frustrating that the man held his job for so long. How a man can keep his job after failing to sign his top two draft picks — when the team didn’t even pick until the third round — I don’t know. Apparently Astros owner Drayton McLane, who also owns one of the best names in sports, doesn’t know either. And remember, the teams’ first few picks were lost because they just had to sign Carlos Lee and Mark Loretta. In addition to that, they didn’t pick up any additional picks by failing to offer arbitration to Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens.
Oh yeah, and Purpura and Garner continued to trot out Craig Biggio while he pursued a personal record, which was to the detriment of the team.
Now, if we can just get Dave Littlefield out of Pittsburgh…