McLane Hindering Astros’ Turnaround

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Dan McArdle in MLB
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Major League Baseball in late September might beáa warm-up act for the Fall Classic, but it isn't without its own theatrics on and off the field. Prospects have hadátheir cups of coffee, some are turning heads.áA few teams are still dogging it out for playoff spots. And someáorganizations just can't wait untiláafter theá162nd game to run a skipper out of town, buying into the notion thatáend-of-summer managerial shake-ups haveámeasurable effects. Two years ago, Drayton McLane'sáclubáhad clearly lost its momentum towardsábeing an annualáplayoff contender. The inroadsáthatáled to theáHouston Astros' 2005áNational League pennantáhad crumbled,áand theáteam's owner hadáseen enough by the end of August. So, McLane axed both his field manager, Phil Garner, andáhis general man ...

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