One important piece of the World Champion Houston Astros will not return for 2023
According to multiple reports, Astros GM James Click has turned down a 1-year contract and will no longer be the team's GM.
World Series-winning general manager James Click will not return to the Houston Astros after he rejected the team’s one-year contract offer.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 11, 2022
Jim Crane's 1-year offer to Click has been discussed for several days, and many fans were wondering how this would play out. Apparently, Crane was not willing to negotiate, and his offer was a final one.
Crane's resume as an owner has earned him the ability to make a move like this. He's the person who hired James Click, so hopefully he can find another quality GM to take his place. If the reports are true about his interest in the former Brewers head of baseball operations, the Astros may only be without a permanent GM for one year until David Stearns' contract with Milwaukee runs out.
Either way, I have a lot of respect for James Click declining the offer. No GM with his background should settle for a 1-year contract. Especially after going to back-to-back World Series and hoisting the championship trophy just days ago. Astros fans will just have to have faith in the process and hope things work out in the end.
One thing is clear about Jim Crane, he's not messing around. The offer is the offer. Just ask James Click and Carlos Correa.
The Houston Astros also fired assistant general manager Scott Powers, sources told ESPN. Powers was a former R&D executive with the Dodgers who was brought in as an AGM by James Click in January. Now Click and Powers are gone from the World Series champions on the same day.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 11, 2022
Editor's note: The Astros decided to part ways with assistant GM Scott Powers Friday afternoon.