New Info Emerges on Astros' Pursuit of David Stearns for GM Job

Tyler Maher
There's a new update on the Houston Astros' pursuit of David Stearns for their GM opening.
There's a new update on the Houston Astros' pursuit of David Stearns for their GM opening. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's been more than two months since the Houston Astros shockingly fired general manager James Click a week after winning the World Series. While the Astros have considered several intriguing candidates for the position since then, they've yet to hire Click's replacement.

One person of interest for Houston is David Stearns, the former president of baseball operations for the Milwaukee Brewers. With Stearns now in an advisory role with the Brewers, the Astros have apparently not reached out to interview him yet.

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Houston owner Jim Crane has not requested permission from Milwaukee to interview Stearns, but he should. Stearns has been highly successful during his tenure in the Brewers' front office, leading the team to five winning seasons and four playoff appearances in seven years as president of baseball ops.

With less than a month to go until Spring Training, the Astros are running out of time if they want to bring on a new general manager before the season starts. Stearns is certainly qualified and seems like a great fit for the job, although it's unclear if he'd be interested in the position, especially after how Houston treated Click.

Even so, taking over an Astros team that just won the World Series would be an enticing opportunity for anyone. Houston still has much of its championship-winning roster intact and currently has the best odds to win the 2023 World Series (+600) on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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