The baseball world was left shocked when it was learned that the defending World Series champion Houston Astros would not be bringing back their general manager in James Click.
In a stunning move, the Astros fired Click less than a week after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.
So, that has led fans of the Astros to speculate many things.
Some seem to think that now that Click is gone, the Astros might give old friend Jeff Luhnow a call and give him his job back.
On Twitter, Astros writer Michael Schwab put that rumor to rest, saying that Luhnow would not be coming back and also pointing out that Luhnow had previously sued the team.
Luhnow is not coming back. He sued the Astros
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) November 11, 2022
Astros Writer Puts Down Luhnow Theory
Click had been offered a one-year contract to return to the team.
Click ultimately turned down the Astros’ offer.
But today, the baseball world is left shocked over the news that he was ultimately fired by Astros owner Jim Crane.
It appears though that Luhnow will not be returning to his role as the general manager.
Luhnow was fired and subsequently replaced by Click after MLB gave the Astros their punishment for the 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
Luhnow had been suspended for the entire 2020 season prior to Crane’s decision to fire him.
But any Astros fan who had been hoping for Luhnow’s return got some bad news today.
Who the team will ultimately choose to replace him is not yet known, but it’s a shocking move, especially after Houston had won the World Series.