Comment of the Day: Don't Get Too Excited About the Astro Front-Office Firings
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We wrote about the Astros' front-office housecleaning, which saw the departures of GM Ed Wade and president Tal Smith.
Most Astro fans had been clamoring for the moves by new owner Jim Crane, but one reader cautioned about expecting too much in the way of changes.
A lot of the future success of this team depends on finances. If the new GM is going to be handcuffed by a $60 payroll limit, then the Astros could hire the best GM in the world and not be successful. It's great if Crane goes out and hires a proven GM, but if he does that then follows it up with a strict low-ball payroll, then nothing will be gained.