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Houston Astros Hire Jeff Luhnow as General Manager

Houston Astros have hired Jeff Luhnow as General Manager according to several sources, first reported by Angela Torrez Parker via Twitter:

  • 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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