ST. PETERSBURG - OCTOBER 12: Executive Vice President Andrew Friedman of the Tampa Bay Rays talks with outfielder Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers during batting practice before Game 5 of the ALDS at Tropicana Field on October 12, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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One of the hottest names in baseball, Tampa Bay Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman, has reportedly declined the Houston Astros open GM position:
Friedman, a Houston native who built Tampa Bay's playoff teams despite a tiny payroll, was considered the front-runner for the Astros job.
Despite having a huge fan base in one of baseball's big markets and a deep-pocketed owner seemingly committed to winning, Houston has had a tough time attracting quality candidates:
The Astros, at 56-106, had the worst record in baseball by a significant margin and there isn't much talent in the minor leagues either, so anyone willing to take the job is signing up for a significant rebuilding process.
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