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Why Bowa's out of the Astros' manager race

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08:12 AM ET 09.19 | Larry Bowa came away impressed, but without a job. [Bowa] said Tuesday that he will not be the Houston Astros' next manager, saying that he and Astros GM Jeff Luhnow agreed that the team needs to go with someone younger. Bowa, 66, said that while he was "very impressed" with Luhnow, the team faces a lengthy rebuilding process and would be better served by a manager who could grow with the club. The Astros interviewed Bowa last Friday. The team also has interviewed Nationals bench coach Bo Porter, Rays bench coach Dave Martinez and its interim manager, Tony DeFrancesco. "It was a super interview," said Bowa, a former major-league, player, coach and manager who is now an analyst for MLB Network.

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September 19, 2012  08:28 AM ET

I pity the fool who has to take control of that team. They've got one hell of an uphill battle.

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September 19, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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The Houston Cubs?

They might as well be.

September 19, 2012  09:48 AM ET

I would look at Sandberg first to see if he was interested, if not I would give old cardinals utility infielder and current Triple A manager Tom Lawless the job.

September 19, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Too bad for Larry. But, that means I still get to hear him on the radio. He's got excellent insight into the game.

September 19, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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I would look at Sandberg first to see if he was interested, if not I would give old cardinals utility infielder and current Triple A manager Tom Lawless the job.

Who ever gets that job needs patience and a promise of at least three years from management.

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September 19, 2012  12:18 PM ET

Must be the next manager is going to have to double as a baby sitter. Larry is a great old-school man and manager.

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September 19, 2012  03:01 PM ET

I like Bowa, but I doubt he would have the patience to put up with the rookies.

September 19, 2012  03:50 PM ET

I figured Luhnow would give Jose Oquendo an interview.

September 20, 2012  01:23 AM ET

wiseup: Ozzie Guillen will be avaiable. JUST KIDDING !!!!!!!

 
September 20, 2012  01:28 AM ET

wise up: What Houston needs is a guy like Bowa. Someone who has some experience dealing with young talent. Let them know that there will be no nonsense and be able to teach them how to play the game right.

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