After having a preliminary interview with Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on Friday, former Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa told Ken Sports of FoxSports that he was withdrawing his name from consideration in the Astros search for a new manager:
"It was a super interview," said Bowa, a former major-league, player, coach and manager who is now an analyst for MLB Network. "Jeff and I both were under the understanding that long-term it should be a younger guy - we both agreed on that. The interview was really professional. Jeff has his ducks in a row. It's just going to take some time."
The 66-year old Bowa has spent most of his life in baseball. He had 2,151 career hits in 16 seasons as a MLB player and was employed by seven teams in a 23-year career as a coach and manager in MLB clubhouses.
There's no real way to know how much of his decision to forgo the Houston job was mutual, but at his age, it's no surprise he doesn't want any part of what will be a lengthy rebuilding effort.