Could Mills be the next manager?
With Manny Acta out of the way, the Astros are indeed down to three candidates — Boston Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills, former manager Phil Garner and interim manager Dave Clark, who has remained a candidate despite published reports to the contrary.
As of late Sunday, Garner said he had yet to hear anything from the Astros, while Mills had been contacted again by the Astros. Mills certainly falls in line with what the Astros are looking. He tons of experince managing in the Minor Leagues and has extensive experience on a Major League coaching staff. He served as the bench coach under Terry Francona for six years, and we all know how much Ed Wade respects Francona.
Astros owner Drayton McLane maintains a manager will be in place by Wednesday, prior to the start of the World Series. McLane is spending Monday in Temple, so signs are pointing towards the Astros getting something done with somebody on Tuesday.
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