Comment of the Day: Don't Get Too Excited About the Astro Front-Office Firings
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So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
We wrote about the Astros' front-office housecleaning, which saw the departures of GM Ed Wade and president Tal Smith.
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Most Astro fans had been clamoring for the moves by new owner Jim Crane, but one reader cautioned about expecting too much in the way of changes.
A lot of the future success of this team depends on finances. If the new GM is going to be handcuffed by a $60 payroll limit, then the Astros could hire the best GM in the world and not be successful. It's great if Crane goes out and hires a proven GM, but if he does that then follows it up with a strict low-ball payroll, then nothing will be gained.
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