Atlanta Braves vice president of scouting Dana Brown has emerged as the “top frontrunner” to become the next general manager of the Houston Astros, according to a report by USA Today’s Bob Nightingale. It was previously mentioned in searches and was known to be a Houston contender earlier this offseason.
Brown has been with the Braves for the past four years, contributing to team draft successes that include 2022 Rookie of the Year Michael Harris and runner-up Spencer Strider.
The Astros survived the offseason without a GM after they parted ways with James Crick, who took over after Jeff Rounau was sacked along with manager AJ Hinch following a sign-stealing scandal. Despite departures and recent turmoil in the front office, the Astros remain one of the best teams in the majors, finishing runner-up to the Braves in 2021 and defeating the Phillies to clinch the 2022 World Series title. Did.
The Braves have done an extraordinary job of sticking with their front office and coaching staff despite the team’s recent string of successes. Atlanta lost assistant hitting coach Jose Castro, who left to take over as hitting coach for the White Sox earlier this offseason.