After hearing several reports that new Astros owner Jim Crane wants Andrew Friedman to be the next General Manager of the Astros, we now have our first report that Friedman may be interested in the job…
Richard Justice had this to say a short while ago (via Twitter):
Andrew Friedman has left some of his friends with the clear impression that he would love to be the next GM of the Astros.
At some point you have to wonder if Friedman sees the Rays as a hopeless situation, with a stadium situation that won’t be resolved anytime soon. And if that is true, and if Friedman does like the idea of returning home to run his hometown team, this may be his only opportunity to do so.
But even more troubling is this: if Friedman is seeing the writing on the wall, isn’t Stuart Sternberg seeing the same thing? And that is scary.