Houston Astros: 5 Reasons Brad Mills Was Facing Uphill Battle from the Beginning

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Houston Astros: 5 Reasons Brad Mills Was Facing Uphill Battle from the Beginning
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When Brad Mills was hired by the Houston Astros before the 2010 MLB season, he was walking into a situation with almost no chance to succeed.  The expectations were too high from the beginning.

Some may say he wasn't given enough of a chance, while others feel his tenure was far too long.

Unfortunately, in the big leagues, the manager usually gets the pink slip when his team is on its way to losing over 100 games.

Mills was dealt a bad hand, and he eventually paid for it when he was fired.

Here are five reasons why Mills was facing an uphill battle from the beginning.

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