It’s been three weeks since Houston Astros hired Dana Brown as their new General Manager, and he’s been on a crash course to get up to speed on the organization and the roster. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the summary of the MLB.com interview with Brown, where he speaks about his new role, the team and his opinion of the city of Houston.
Brown has been meeting with the department heads of the front office, the [Astros] Foundation and the marketing team, in order to get to know the employees and the team. He had a 40-man roster meeting on Monday and is getting to know the players, their depth, their potential holes and where their exposure is. He is also starting conversations with players such as Kyle Tucker, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier about possible contract extensions.
When asked about the changes he wants to make now that he is in charge, Brown said that it is difficult to make much adjustments due to the timing of his hire so close to Spring Training. However, he is open to adding somebody if there is an opportunity.
Finally, Brown has a positive opinion of Houston and has been to some of the better restaurants in the city. He also had dinner with his Seton Hall teammate Craig Biggio, where they discussed the Major League team and the vision of continuing the winning tradition.
This blog post has given us a better understanding of the new Astros’ General Manager Dana Brown and his plans for the team. It is clear that he is committed to continuing the winning tradition of the Astros and is open to making changes to the team if the opportunity arises. We look forward to seeing what Brown has in store for the team in the upcoming season.