I don't really think Mills is to blame for the way things are going so far. But, he will probably get axed anyway.
First, we are young. Real young. Second, the schedule has been tough.
The Astros have been playing the Rangers, Cardinals, White Sox, Dodgers, Giants, all hot teams or really good offensive teams. The schedule will play in favor of the Astros more as the season goes on.
I predict from this point forward in the season the Astros will play .500 ball. Being under .500 right now will keep them under .500 for the season, but I think they will play better and better as the season progresses.
Our opponents after we face the Rangers this weekend will be as follows:
For the most part a very favorable schedule. If Mills can't get the team righted after this run, then i'm on board for his termination.
Bixler is in today's lineup AGAIN. Lefties on the bench against Barry Zito. 88 MPH fastball, and he has to sit the lefties.
Im sure Pettini will end up with the job in the offseason regardless. Problem is, Pettini doesnt sound thrilled over the possibility of being a manager. He said it was a big headache for him in St. Louis. So we'll see.
Im not gonna put alot of blame on Mills because he came in a bad situation and it just got worse. I agree Mills should leave, but mainly just because the Astros should start completely fresh next year.
What's this talk?
Fire good ol' Millsey?
Defenestrate the poor soul onto Crawford Street?
No, No, No.
Listen folks, he is the perfect fit for the type of manager we need during the next few rebuilding (losing) years.
Where else will the Astros ever find someone like Millsey, who can "Zombie" his way through the next few seasons.
Then, after we are "fixed" and competitive, probably in 2015, that's the time to go out and hire a manager with fire in the belly.
"Then, after we are "fixed" and competitive, probably in 2015, that's the time to go out and hire a manager with fire in the belly."
Give him a few decent players and watch the flames. It's hard to get excited when when your racing an Edsel with two plug wires missing,against a 1962 , 406 Ford with three deuces son.
Only way I would fire Mills is if we hired Scrap-Iron!
Seriously though, you can't get gold out of a pile of $hiz.