Houston Astros have hired Jeff Luhnow as General Manager according to several sources, first reported by Angela Torrez Parker via Twitter:
- Twitter / @The26thMan - "Appears that STL Jeff Luhnow, VP of Scouting & Player Dev has already told co-workers that he'll be named the next GM of the Houston Astros."
Twitter / @alysonfooter - "Astros confirming Jeff Luhnow hired as general manager of the Houston Astros. Formal announcement forthcoming."
Astros hire Luhnow as general manager " Tag's Lines
Luhnow, 45, will take over a club in a major rebuilding phase. The Astros, coming off a club-record 106-loss season, are committed to rebuilding through player development under the ownership of Crane, who [took] control of the club last month.
Houston Astros Tab Jeff Luhnow As New General Manager - Baseball Nation
After a lengthy search, the Houston Astros filled their open GM spot with Jeff Luhnow, formerly of the Cardinals' front office,
- Best reaction so far: "Wow." - Bob Nightengale
- He has his own twitter page: @jluhnow
Interview with Jeff Luhnow from 2004 - The Birdhouse
"...Luhnow recently hired noted sabermetrician Ron Shandler and his firm, Baseball HQ. In Ron’s words, "…Jeff wanted me to help him create an advisory board. This board would be comprised of five or six people, each with a pocket of analytical expertise in a specific discipline."
- Brian McTaggart first reported that Astros were interested: Twitter / @brianmctaggart - Jeff Luhnow, Cards VP of player procurement, has also interviewed with Astros, source confirms.
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