Jun 25

The Astros’ Jeff Luhnow is one of baseball’s most fascinating executives.

His early tenure in Houston, the period during which the Astros’ championship squad was built, was not without its controversies. There was a perceived lowball offer on an extension for George Springer. There was the Brady Aiken mess, which cost Houston two high picks from the 2014 draft but http://www.columbusbluejacketsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Matt-Calvert-Jersey also gave the club the slot used to nab Alex Bregman the following June.
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Even last season, as Houston was gearing up for its first World Series title, Luhnow drew some ire for his reorganization of the Astros’ scouting department, which once again spurred some to suggest he’s too far on the analytics side of the scouting-statistics spectrum. One thing you can say about Luhnow: He has his own http://www.officialcowboyslockerroom.com/elite-rod-smith-jersey way of doing things, but who can deny the results?

I had a good conversation with Luhnow about his player-development philosophies in his office at the Astros’ spring-training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, before the season, and news of his Authentic Matt Calvert Jersey extension serves as a good opportunity to share some of that.

One thing that really jumps out to me about you guys is, here you have a team that won over 100 games, won the World Series, and it still feels like there is plenty of room for further growth. Assuming you agree with that, how much did that inform how you approached building the team for this season?

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Later, Frazier added another other-way hit to right in going 2 for 4 to hike his seven-game average to.368.

If you watched the way they were shifting me, they had me up the middle a lot, so I was trying Rod Smith Jersey to stick to right field and every pitch they threw me I felt like it was on the outer half, Frazier said. So I was trying to go where the ball was thrown and it was a good day.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone noticed, and he agrees.

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