Friedman, Levine in Astros mix " Tag's Lines
"The Astros have asked for permission to speak to Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman and Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine about their GM vacancy, a source has confirmed for MLB.com."
Astros' Crane can make powerful statement in hiring search - Ken Rosenthal
"Astros’ new owner Jim Crane can make a powerful statement by considering minorities for the general managers job, and if he decides to change his manager."
Astros likely to take time in hiring new GM to continue rebuilding - Steve Campbell
"Crane and Postolos spent Monday plotting how to land the person best qualified to turn around a franchise that has had three consecutive losing seasons. The timing is less than ideal for the Astros, with baseball’s winter meetings beginning next Monday in Dallas. Indications are the Astros will not go into speed-hiring mode in the name of having a new GM in place for baseball’s gathering spot for wheeling and dealing."
What? Andrew Friedman Is In Play? No. - The Crawfish Boxes
"No, I won't let those crafty Astros suck me in to getting too worked up about this news. I'll just go about my business, being bummed out about the AL move and wait until they give me something to believe in."