UPDATE 2:57 EDT - Bowa told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that he will not be the next manager of the Astros. While Bowa said that he was "very impressed" by Luhnow, he and the Astros agreed that the team needs to go with a younger candidate.
ORIGINAL STORY - The Houston Astros continued their search for a new manager to lead them into the American League next season, interviewing former Padres and Phillies' skipper Larry Bowa last week, reports David Barron of Ultimate Astros. Bowa confirmed his interview with Astros' GM Jeff Luhnow in his weekly appearance on SiriusXM radio's "Mad Dog Unleashed" show:
"It was a good interview. It depends on what they’re going to do and it depends on what I’m going to do. I like what I’m doing now. There’s no stress involved. You don’t have to worry about winning and losing.
"So, we’ll see. It was a good conversation."
Bowa, 66, has not managed an MLB team since 2004 and currently works as a studio analyst for MLB Network. The 2001 Manager of the Year in his inaugural season with the Phillies, Bowa was fired three years later with just two games remaining in the regular season. Bowa has not led a team to the postseason in six seasons as a manager.
Luhnow and the Astros' front office began interviewing managerial replacements early last week. Bowa is the fourth confirmed candidate to be interviewed, joining interim manager Tony DeFrancesco, Nationals bench coach Bo Porter and Rays bench coach Dave Martinez.
The worst team in baseball this year by a large margin, the Astros have gone 9-17 since firing Brad Mills in mid-August and are on the verge of their second consecutive hundred-loss season.