After less than two years at the helm of the Houston Astros, Bo Porter has been fired as the team’s manager.
Although the Astros were 59-79 under Porter this season, it was an improvement over 2013 when the Astros had only 51 wins.
Unfortunately for Porter, he did not get along with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and team owner Jim Crane backed Luhnow.
Porter has been replaced on an interim basis by Astros minor league instructor Tom Lawless. Baseball fans will remember Lawless as a light hitting infielder who took Frank Viola deep in the 1987 World Series with a bat flip to boot. Lawless only hit two other HRs in a near decade long career. Can Lawless make the case to be Porter’s full-time replacement?