Jim Crane just fired Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch.
#Astros owner Jim Crane just announced the firings of Luhnow and Hinch.
Breaking: Astros owner Jim Crane announces that Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch have been fired.
Astros owner Jim Crane just said he will oversee baseball operations and made reference to a general manager candidate internally. That would be Pete Putila, who was elevated this offseason to assistant GM.
Astros owner Jim Crane: “Bad news: They’ve suspended you and Luhnow for a year.”
AJ Hinch: “No big deal, we’ve still got our title. I’ll just take a year off and start fresh in 2021.”
Jim Crane: “Well you can take a lot more than just one year off, you’re fired.”
JUST IN - Astros owner Jim Crane announces that GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch have been dismissed. This comes after MLB suspended Luhnow and Hinch for the season.
The latest on MLB's penalties: https://t.co/P1o1pUpYtU
It's 2:30 PM in Houston. Everything has gotten worse.
- Jim Crane ready to choke a bitch
- Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch fired, possibly to never return to baseball in any capacity
- Bill O'Brien is still not fired
Next up: Houston will be swallowed by its own concrete.
Jim Crane says this doesn't taint the #Astros' World Series title....others disagree
Jim Crane needs to send the $5 million in pennies to the MLB.
Jim Crane says he fired both Luhnow and Hinch for failing tonlive up to their “responsibilities.”
“Neither one of them started this, but neither one did anything about it.”
Astros owner Jim Crane just announced the firings of Manager AJ Hinch & GM Jeff Luhnow.
The hammer fell on the Astros today. I applaud Rob Manfred for the suspensions and the loss of draft choices. I support Jim Crane for his swift and dramatic action to fire AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow arguably the top manager and GM combo in the game. This type of cheating must end
Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch have been dismissed, #Astros owner Jim Crane announces. @MLB
I’ll go on record to say Jim Crane was absolutely wrong to fire both Hinch & Luhnow over this. Huge overreaction, any damage was already done. To put it mildly - we are entering a new Astros era & we have to start it right now.
Jim Crane handed they Astros a far worse punishment than MLB did
#Astros owner Jim Crane will oversee baseball operations department in the interim.
Houston Astros fire manager, GM in wake of investigation that found club guilty of stealing signs during 2017 World Series winning season. Owner Jim Crane says the team accepts the league's punishments. https://t.co/6HBc0y06zT
There is a lot of speculation that respected bench coach Joe Espada would be the natural choice to replace AJ Hinch as #Astros manager, but it could be a tough sell for owner Jim Crane considering Espada was alongside Hinch on the bench and didn't stop the cheating either.
Jim Crane, Propietario y Presidente de los Astros de Houston, anuncia en conferencia de prensa, el despido de Jeff Luhnow, Presidente de Operaciones y a A. J Hinch, Manager.
Jim Crane doesn’t seem like a guy who would like watching his team cough up 24-0 first quarter leads.
#Astros Owner Jim Crane cleans house after MLB investigation on sign stealing find @astros
Jim Crane has announced that he has fired AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow.
You don't see owners get choked up very often, but I did today. #Astros owner Jim Crane was asked if this was his toughest day. His eyes welled with tears.
And I think mine did, too.