Houston Astros : Phil Garner, Tim Purpura Fired

Word is that Tim Purpura and Phil Garner are both to be let go today. Astros owner Drayton McLane has called a 2:00PM press conference to make a "Major Announcement." 790 - The Sports Animal is reporting from "inside sources" that have been deemed trustworthy that both Manager and General Manager of the Houston Astros are going to be let go today.

Word is that Tal Smith will be filling in for Tim Purpura and that Cecil Cooper will fill in for Phil Garner.

This was also mentioned earlier this morning by a fellow poster here at CFB that has proven in the past to have inside information. Thanks Tide Turns.

**UPDATE** This has now been confirmed by the current press conference at MMP, both have been let go. Cecil Cooper is taking over as manager for the time being. The official news posting at Astros.com can be found here.

My thoughts... I think it's kind of odd that the Astros are doing it today, just one day after retiring the jersey of Jeff Bagwell. On the radio they were saying that Drayton really listens to fans and he heard the boo's yesterday at the ceremony. This was sort of confirmed in the press conference when Drayton said he made the decision yesterday. I don't know... I don't think Purpura has done a good job with the team, but I don't think he's been absolutely terrible... Same thing for Garner... I've called for his head multiple times this year, but that's more out of frustration and me not agreeing with his moves. It still surprises me that he's being let go(if it does turn out he is). But when it comes down to it... I think we could be better off with a new GM and a new manager.. So I can't say I'm completely against the move.

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