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Ex-Astros News 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 02:50:16 pm »
I'll expand this as time/interest warrants and clubs issue more press releases as to 2019 staffing...

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Adam Everett--infield coordinator (Braves)
Mike Brumley--hitting coordinator (Braves)
Doug Mansolino--field coordinator (Braves)
Dave Wallace--director of pitching (Braves)
Greg Gross--hitting coach @ AAA Reno (D-Backs)
Doug Drabek--pitching coach @ AA Jackson (D-Backs)
Franklin Stubbs--hitting coach @ short-season Hillsboro (D-Backs)
Randy Knorr--manager @ AAA Fresno (Nats)
Danny Darwin--pitching coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)
Daryle Ward--hitting coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)
Ricky Gutierrez--manager @ hi-A Daytona (Reds)
Doug Henry--pitching coach @ AA Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Brooks Conrad--manager @ low-A Lexington (Royals)
Harry Spilman--special ass't to player development (Royals)
Leon Roberts--senior hitting advisor (Royals)

« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 04:47:05 pm by Nate Colbert »

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 03:47:07 pm »
First time hearing of the (almost) football career of former Astros' OF Leon Roberts...

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I tried out for the Houston Oilers in '77 as an end/punter and had their team made. There was really nobody in the way of two-sport stars back then. Dave DeBusschere did it a little bit. Pitched for the White Sox and played for the Pistons. Gene Conley pitched with the Red Sox and played basketball for the Celtics. I was going to play (football) only on Sundays and then when the baseball season was over play full time. We had it all set up and then the (Astros') front office found out about it and upped my salary to buy me out of it.

That Astros' FO then traded him in December to the Mariners.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 06:01:33 pm »
I'll expand this as time/interest warrants and clubs issue more press releases as to 2019 staffing...

Minor Leagues
Adam Everett--infield coordinator (Braves)
Mike Brumley--hitting coordinator (Braves)
Doug Mansolino--field coordinator (Braves)
Dave Wallace--director of pitching (Braves)
Greg Gross--hitting coach @ AAA Reno (D-Backs)
Doug Drabek--pitching coach @ AA Jackson (D-Backs)
Franklin Stubbs--hitting coach @ short-season Hillsboro (D-Backs)
Randy Knorr--manager @ AAA Fresno (Nats)
Danny Darwin--pitching coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)
Daryle Ward--hitting coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)
Ricky Gutierrez--manager @ hi-A Daytona (Reds)
Doug Henry--pitching coach @ AA Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Brooks Conrad--manager @ low-A Lexington (Royals)
Harry Spilman--special ass't to player development (Royals)
Leon Roberts--senior hitting advisor (Royals)

Good to know their lives continued after ML baseball. 
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 07:02:28 pm »

Daryle Ward--hitting coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)


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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 08:50:41 pm »
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Since they coach on the same team, do you think Daryle Ward and Danny Darwin go out for beers together? I would like to believe that they do.
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 09:48:58 am »
Does Ensberg not count as an ex-Astro?
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 10:01:41 am »
Does Ensberg not count as an ex-Astro?

Has he landed a coaching job for 2019 yet?  He won't be back with the Astros.

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 10:19:34 am »
Oops, missed that
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 10:43:33 am »
Has he landed a coaching job for 2019 yet?  He won't be back with the Astros.

Why is that?

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 11:09:28 am »

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 11:25:52 am »
Does Ensberg not count as an ex-Astro?
Double counts, actually.
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 06:03:26 pm »
Added Toronto, San Diego, Boston and Detroit...

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Casey Candaele--manager at short season Vancouver/skill development coordinator (Blue Jays)
Adam Everett--infield coordinator (Braves)
Mike Brumley--hitting coordinator (Braves)
Doug Mansolino--field coordinator (Braves)
Dave Wallace--director of pitching (Braves)
Greg Gross--hitting coach @ AAA Reno (D-Backs)
Doug Drabek--pitching coach @ AA Jackson (D-Backs)
Franklin Stubbs--hitting coach @ short-season Hillsboro (D-Backs)
Randy Knorr--manager @ AAA Fresno (Nats)
Jimmy Jones--pitching coach @ AA Amarillo (Padres)
Burt Hooton--pitching coach @ low-A Fort Wayne (Padres)
John Halama--pitching coach @ short-season Peoria (Padres
Jonathan Meyer--fielding coach @ short-season Peoria (Padres)

Danny Darwin--pitching coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)
Daryle Ward--hitting coach @ AA Chattanooga (Reds)
Ricky Gutierrez--manager @ hi-A Daytona (Reds)
Rich Gedman--hitting coach @ AAA Pawtucket (Red Sox)
Doug Henry--pitching coach @ AA Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Brooks Conrad--manager @ low-A Lexington (Royals)
Harry Spilman--special ass't to player development (Royals)
Leon Roberts--senior hitting advisor (Royals)
Willie Blair--pitching coach @ low-A West Michigan (Tigers)
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 12:27:41 am »
Anyone spot Billy Spiers on the Clemson sideline this season?

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(For those who don't follow college football or read the B&Q thread)

Yes, he now has 2 rings. And the ex-punter is the proud papa of a punter. No, Will is not a 2-sport athlete like the old man. But nephew Carson does play on the Clemson baseball squad and as a soph reliever last year allowed just 22 hits in 48 IP. Three generations of Spiers have played baseball at the school.


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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 08:25:30 am »
(For those who don't follow college football or read the B&Q thread)

Yes, he now has 2 rings. And the ex-punter is the proud papa of a punter. No, Will is not a 2-sport athlete like the old man. But nephew Carson does play on the Clemson baseball squad and as a soph reliever last year allowed just 22 hits in 48 IP. Three generations of Spiers have played baseball at the school.

I never cease to be amazed at multi-sport college or professional athletes. It's hard enough to play one sport at that level. I'm happy for the Spiers clan. Coach Swinney has an amazing program.
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 12:01:21 pm »
I never cease to be amazed at multi-sport college or professional athletes. It's hard enough to play one sport at that level. I'm happy for the Spiers clan. Coach Swinney has an amazing program.

I think Kyler Murray’s a huge prick, but his athletic ability amazes me.


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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 12:06:24 pm »
I think Kyler Murray’s a huge prick, but his athletic ability amazes me.


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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 01:18:48 pm »
I think Kyler Murray’s a huge prick, but his athletic ability amazes me.

It would be interesting to see him humiliated by professional curve balls. It would also be interesting to seem him not humiliated by professional curve balls.
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 04:55:40 pm »
Speaking of the kid...

Mike Leslie @MikeLeslieWFAA 44 minutes ago
According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray’s number is $15M. He wants big time money to stick with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow. The A’s are doing everything they can, sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet with him.


His agent Scott Boras is also in the meeting.  If the A's do pay him add'l money, that immediately raises the question as to how that wouldn't be a violation of the bonus pool system for draft picks.

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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 08:20:33 pm »
Speaking of the kid...

Mike Leslie @MikeLeslieWFAA 44 minutes ago
According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray’s number is $15M. He wants big time money to stick with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow. The A’s are doing everything they can, sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet with him.


His agent Scott Boras is also in the meeting.  If the A's do pay him add'l money, that immediately raises the question as to how that wouldn't be a violation of the bonus pool system for draft picks.

Basically MLB is looking the other way, because they want the big PR win of the dual sport star choosing baseball.


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