It’s anticipated that Dusty Baker will be asked back to lead the Houston Astros in 2023. However, according to The New York Post, GM James Click’s future is doubtful.
According to a recent New York Post piece, owner Jim Crane has reservations about Click’s strategies. While Click apparently uses analytics frequently in his role as general manager, Crane reportedly wants to see less emphasis placed on them. James Click remained silent regarding his future with the Astros.
After the season, according to Crane, he will make his ultimate choice regarding Dusty Baker and James Click’s futures with the Astros.
The Astros finished the season with the best record in the American League after winning 106 games. After such a strong season, it would be unexpected to say the least if Click decided to part ways. The ALCS is currently 2-0 in favour of Houston. The Astros will be in the World Series for the fourth time in the previous six years, barring a New York Yankees comeback.
One of the best managers in the game is thought to be Dusty Baker. After the Astros’ cheating incident, he took over as head coach and has helped the team stay competitive despite criticism from the public. Baker’s return for a second season was probably an obvious choice.
Should the Astros win the World Series in 2022, James Click’s job security would increase. After winning a championship, firing a general manager would be a dubious move.
Houston will attempt to seal an ALCS victory and reserve their spot in the Fall Classic.
Dusty Baker and James Click’s futures with the Astros are up in the air throughout the MLB postseason run, according to ClutchPoints.