After Manny Acta spurned the Houston Astros to take the Cleveland Indians manager position, the Astros had to go to Plan B. Plan B was Brad Mills. Mills was hired today to be the next manager for the Astros. Mills replaces Cecil Cooper who was fired with 13 games left in the season. Former Astros manager Phil Garner and interim manager Dave Clark were finalists for the position. Mills has spent the last six seasons as the bench coach for Terry Francona and the Boston Red Sox. Francona and Mills were teammates and roommates at the University of Arizona. Mills also spent 11 seasons as a manager in the minor leagues with the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Will Mills make a great major league manager? That I donÆt know. There is no way to tell who will be a gre ...
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