Houston's GM search is heating up a bit faster than I thought it might, considering the team may not be able to do much at next week's Winter Meetings. Here's the latest:
Geivett to interview for Astros GM job - CBSSports.com
"Rockies executive Bill Geivett is expected to interview in the next few days for the Astros' vacant general manager position, and one baseball executive said it's believed he has a "real legitimate shot" at getting the job. Others familiar with the Astros search weren't so sure, cautioning that the team is still early in the process and plans to talk to many candidates."
Rockies’ Geivett in running for Astros’ job - Tag's Lines
"Bill Geivett, the senior vice president of scouting and player development/assistant general manager of the Colorado Rockies, has been given permission to interview with the Astros, a Major League Baseball source confirmed for MLB.com on Thursday."
Heyman Likes Astros' GM Strategy - @SI_JonHeyman
"i will say #astros r showing good taste for gm, seeking levine (who said no) & geivett of rox after andruw, the 1st choice."
Potential GM Candidates includes former Royals GM Allard Baird - @SI_JonHeyman
"dont see rick hahn, ingrained w/ white sox, going to hou. among others whod make sense: baird, watson, white, coppolella."
You Probably Won't Like The Astros New GM Right Away - The Crawfish Boxes
"That means, you probably will not be happy with them right away. Heck, you might not be happy with them after three years. That doesn't mean whoever ends up in the job (my money is on Levine) will be wrong for it. It just means hiring a GM takes a long, long time to evaluate."
Team president George Postolos rises at chance to rebuild Astros - astros.com
"And the work is just beginning. Upon buying the team, Crane said the payroll will go down before it goes up, as the Astros remain committed to getting competitive on the field through development of the young prospects they've acquired."
Astros will interview Rockies assistant GM - Ultimate Astros
"The Astros will interview Rockies assistant general manager Bill Geivett for their GM vacancy, according to person familiar with the situation."
Levine's Out, Who's Next in Line For Astros' GM? - The Crawfish Boxes
"Now that Rangers exec Thad Levine has officially turned the team down for an interview, who's left for the Astros to sift through? Quite a few guys, in fact..."