Dana Brown, who served as scouting director at the Montreal Expos in the early 2000s, was named general manager of the Houston Astros on Thursday.
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Montreal’s great accomplice Alex Anthopoulos finally gets his chance to become a GM at 55. Brown first rose to prominence in 2002 as a recruiting manager in the province of Quebec. He followed the franchise as he moved to Washington and served with the Nationals until 2009.
Anthopoulos, his former colleague at the Expos, didn’t take long to introduce him to Brown. From 2010 to 2018, the American was special assistant to the general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays with the Quebecers before joining the Atlanta Braves in 2019, this time as vice president of recruitment.
“We are excited to have Dana join our organization. He brings championship experience to our team and is the right person to help us remain a successful franchise on and off the field,” said Jim Crane, Astros owner and president, in a statement.
Thanks in part to the work of the New Brunswick, New Jersey native, the Braves won the World Series in 2021.
After a brief side career with the Philadelphia Phillies, Brown landed his first major league scouting job with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1994.