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Houston Astros GM James Click FIRED less than a week after winning the World Series

Houston Astros GM James Click FIRED less than a week after winning the World Series after ‘publicly airing his grievances’ when they offered him only a year-long contract extension

  • The Houston Astros have extraordinarily relieved GM James Click of his duties
  • Click turned down a one-year deal and a raise, with hopes for a longer-term
  • He spoke publicly of the impasse at the MLB GM meetings this week in Las Vegas
  • Resultantly, the Astros fired the GM which led them to the World Series Saturday 

The Houston Astros have shockingly fired general manager James Click Friday afternoon just days after winning the World Series. 

Click was relieved of his duties six days removed from the Astros’ triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies. 

According to a report by Bob Nightengale, Click had asked for a long-term deal which was not forthcoming and aired ‘his grievances’ at the MLB GM meetings in Las Vegas earlier this week. 

Ex-Houston general manager, James Click (L), celebrates the World Series win with Jose Altuve

Houston Astros released a statement via owner Jim Crane on Twitter regarding the shock fire

Houston Astros released a statement via owner Jim Crane on Twitter regarding the shock fire

This ultimately resulted in his removal from his lofty position at the World Series winning franchise. 

Multiple reports have also confirmed Click and the Astros have parted ways after he rejected their one-year contract offer.

Houston released a statement Friday morning local time, announcing that Click would not be returning. 

‘We are grateful for all of James’ contributions,’ team owner Jim Crane said via the release. 

The Astros' social media account mocked up a graphic, thanking Click for his time in H-Town

The Astros’ social media account mocked up a graphic, thanking Click for his time in H-Town

‘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.’ 

Both Click and manager Dusty Baker were without contracts as of October 31 but unlike the former, Baker accepted a one-year offer from Crane. 

Click began as Houston’s GM in 2020 in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing saga. Prior to his time in Texas, he was the Tampa Bay Rays’ VP of Baseball Operations. 

Click helped guide the Astros to its second World Series championship in franchise history

Click helped guide the Astros to its second World Series championship in franchise history 



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