James Click, Astros GM, out after World Series win
Ricky Gray | November 11, 2022
Click turned down a one-year offer which comes as a significant surprise.
In a very interesting turn of events, James Click, the Astros general manager turned down a one-year deal and won’t be returning to the team.
This is an interesting move considering Click just delivered a World Series title to the Astros. On Friday, the Astros announced the move on Friday morning.
The team's statement said Houston: “Will not enter into a renewal for the 2023 season with general manager James Click.”
The problem here is that Click seems to be in the right considering the Astros were only offering him a one-year contract.
Click brought the Astros a World Series title in just three years, Manager Dusty Baker was offered the same short-term deal but decided to accept it.
Astros Owner Jim Crane said: “We have had great success in each of his three seasons, and James has been an important part of that success.
“I want to personally thank him and wish him and his family well moving forward.”
On Tuesday, Click spoke on his relationship with Crane saying: “We're different. Jim is -- well, look, let me clarify.
“There are some things that we do very differently. There are some things that we are very lined up on and that's gonna be true of any relationship between a boss and an employee.
“I think he likes to act very quickly. In certain cases, I tend toward a more deliberate approach. He is very demanding, but he also gives you the resources to accomplish what he tasks you to do.”
We’ll be sure to let you know where Click ends up by the start of next season.