How about a player-manager for Astros?
Remember when Pete Rose was a player and the manager of the Reds back in the 1980s? That was pretty cool, and I wish we had more of those in sports. I would have nothing more than the Astros to have a player-manager next year.
I could envision Geoff Blum coming in to yank a pitcher from third base and then later pinch-running for himself when he represents the tying run. Blum is pretty much a platoon player anyway, so he’d be in the dugout as manager half the time. Blum is full of great ideas, too. And I’d enjoy a manager doing his post-game interview with dirt on his uniform.
Alas, this won’t happen. After talking with many players in the last few days, there is a tremendous amount of support for Dave Clark to take over the job on a full-time basis. I know Clark will be in the mix, but I see Ed Wade bringing someone from the outside. I don’t think many people would have a problem with Clarkie, though.