Latest Dusty Baker News

Brown hired as general manager of Houston Astros

Jan. 26, 2023 18:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In joining the World Series champion Houston Astros, new general manager Dana Brown's goal is to keep the team at the top of the league. “I’m coming to a winning team and a big part of what I want to do is sustain the winning long term,” he said. “We want to...

Baker's World Series title among best sports moments of 2022

Dec. 13, 2022 09:11 AM EST

Dusty Baker's run to a World Series title win was one of the several memorable sports stories in 2022, on and off the field. One of the most respected people in baseball, the one thing missing from Baker's resume: a World Series ring as a manager. Baker finally got the...

Click out as Astros GM 6 days after winning World Series

Nov. 11, 2022 15:53 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros general manager James Click will not be given a new contract, a highly unusual move that the team announced Friday — just six days after Houston won the World Series. Click was hired from the Tampa Bay Rays before the 2020 season and appeared increasingly...

MLB struggling to find next Dusty Baker, Dave Roberts

Nov. 10, 2022 22:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Houston Astros wildly celebrated in the dugout Saturday with manager Dusty Baker after he finally broke through to win a World Series, the scene was notable for several reasons. Baker had been close so often, going to the postseason 11 prior times and the...

GMs not interested in discussing Click's status with Astros

Nov. 09, 2022 22:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Houston Astros general manager James Click hasn't yet reached a new deal to return to the World Series champions — a curious situation, but not one he or his fellow GMs had much interest in discussing at their meetings this week. Click didn't answer Tuesday when...

Boras says timing of MLB draft endangers player safety

Nov. 09, 2022 18:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball super agent Scott Boras expressed concerns Wednesday about what he called a player safety issue related to the timing of the draft. MLB moved its draft from early June to mid-July last year to make it part of the All-Star Game festivities. ...

Baker to return as Houston Astros manager for 2023

Nov. 09, 2022 15:23 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For years, as Dusty Baker chased his first World Series title as a manager, the former big league outfielder would always say if he won one he'd like to win two. Baker will get a chance to do just that after he agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros....

Astros' Click faces uncertain future after World Series win

Nov. 08, 2022 21:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Houston's James Click, surrounded by media, spent 20 minutes answering questions about his uncertain future. Most World Series-winning general managers aren't put in that position. The Astros scheduled a Wednesday news conference in Houston that Click didn't plan...

Fans celebrate Houston Astros' World Series win with parade

Nov. 07, 2022 18:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An estimated crowd of more than 1 million fans celebrated the Houston Astros' World Series win with a downtown parade Monday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had encouraged fans coming to the victory parade to “arrive early, wear Astros' colors, be loud and...

Astros' offseason involves Baker contract, free agents

Nov. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros may have won their second World Series in six years and been a consistent presence in the playoffs, but there are a lot of questions the team will need to address in the offseason. Manager Dusty Baker and general manager James Click aren’t yet...