Enos Cabell Interview

Shift in philosophy served as catalyst for Astros rebuild

Enos Cabell talks about some of the important factors that led to the rise of the Astros franchise. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Astros special assistant to the general manager, Enos Cabell, sits down to discuss the ways the Astros front-office changed when Jim Crane bought the team and hired Jeff Luhnow as the GM. The team wasn't driven by analytics before the change in ownership, and much of the success of the franchise is due to this switch in ideology.

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