The Houston Astros announced Thursday afternoon that they had hired former Atlanta Braves VP of Scouting Dana Brown as their new general manager. Brown spent the 2019-22 seasons with the Atlanta Braves and was responsible for the young talent they had that ultimately led them to five straight division titles and even a World Championship in 2021.
“We are excited to have Dana join our organization,” Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane said, ” He brings championship-caliber experience to our team and is the right fit for us to continue to deliver a winning franchise on and off the field.”
This is a significant gain for Houston, whose farm system is ranked in the lower half of the league. The Astros have lots of young talent in the majors already, but can’t say the same as far as the minor league is concerned.
While they have good up-and-coming talent in the minor leagues, adding Brown as the GM does nothing but positive things for the Astros, as their championship window shouldn’t be ending anytime soon.
Dana Brown should have his work cut out for him. The Astros have a relatively young core of players that will continue to produce for the next few years while Brown is slowly rebuilding the farm system.
This is the golden age of Astros baseball. Houston has won six division titles in six years, made six straight ALCS, and has won two World Series during the past decade. As previously stated, the Astros championship window shouldn’t close anytime soon.