Could Moore reunite with Ryan?
Houston native Jackie Moore, who spent several years in the Astros organization as the manager at Triple-A Round Rock and later as Astros bench coach, said Wednesday he would like to stay in the game following his dismissal as dugout coach with the Texas Rangers.
“Baseball has been my life and I feel like I have a lot left,” Moore said. “The years I spent with the Astros were great, don’t get me wrong. I’m going to take a week off and lick my wounds and clear my head a little bit. I’m not ready to give up the game of baseball because I know I can’t stay home. I need to stay active. I know I have a great relationship with the Ryans. At this time, I’m going to sit back and think things over.”
Moore has deep Houston ties and is extremely tight with Rangers president Nolan Ryan and Astros president of business operations of Reid Ryan, who tabbed Moore to manage Round Rock. With Moore out in Arlington, could a return to the Astros organization be in the works?
“I’ve always enjoyed working with Jackie Moore,” Reid Ryan said. “I’ve known him 20 years. There is no finer baseball man or person. As far as a job with the Astros, in the end [manager] Bo Porter and [general manager] Jeff Luhnow will have the final say on the big league staff. If asked, I’d give him a good recommendation.”