Amid Postseason Humiliation Against Carlos Correa’s Team, Houston Astros Makes Bold Decision As They Part Ways With Top Executive

Published 10/09/2023, 12:39 PM EDT

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The league is witnessing transformation. This narrative revolves around how teams, often seemingly unrelated, appear to follow in the footsteps of one another, creating a captivating domino effect across the league. Following the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets, the Houston Astros have now taken a similar course of action.

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As the postseason is progressing, teams are making bold decisions about their future. After several teams parted their way with their crucial members, finding them responsible for the devastating downfall, Houston Astros broke all the marks. While they are already fighting for the ALDS and eyeing the World Series, this decision was not even least expected. The team most recently announced a shocking decision that left the fans wondering about whether a single-ALDS-game defeat can bring such consequences. 

The Houston Astros Made a Bold Firing

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Firing managers, general managers, or other managerial personnel is nothing new in the MLB world. This year several big franchises, including fired their members by holding them responsible for their season’s failure. However, The Astros season can’t be called a failure in any way. However, they recently lost the ALDS Game 2 against the Twins. Few hours after the game, the Astros parted ways with their general manager Bill Firkus.

Although, the team hasn’t released any official statements as of yet, according to The Athletic, the first-year GM Dana Brown acknowledged the move. On Monday morning, Dana confirmed, “We went in a different direction.” 

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Bill Firkus was with the team for a decade, serving in various roles throughout these years. Began as a medical analyst in 2013, and he reached the assistant GM role. Before that, Firkus was the senior director of baseball operations and director of sports medicine and performance departments. During last year’s December, he even performed responsibilities as the front office’s public-facing spokesman at the winter meetings.

Well, that’s only one part of the story.

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The Astros Fired Their Farm Director

While the first one is already unexpected, it doesn’t end there. The team has fired the farm director Sara Goodrum. Sara joined the Astros in 2021 and became one of the highest-ranking female executives in the sport. However, like the Asst. GM, the team, remains silent about Sara as well. Also, Goodrum refused to talk about this issue on Monday, per the source.

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Since Dana joined, he confirmed “six promotions,” but fans are witnessing two farewells. Currently, the team has two assistant GMs to serve the team, but time will see if the Astros hire the third one from outside or if they have different plans.

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Antara Bhattacharyya

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Antara Bhattacharyya is an MLB Writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed her Master's Degree in English Literature, she is passionate about writing. Sports being one of her core interests, she indulged in American Sports, particularly Baseball.
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