When the Houston Astros hire their next manager, they'll be putting in place the final piece to a major overhaul that saw more drastic changes than any time in the organization's history.
Tony DeFrancesco took over the managing duties for Brad Mills over a month ago, and since has shown he deserves to be considered for the job in 2013. The Astros have taken a quiet, under-the-radar approach to the hiring process. The team has even used former great Craig Biggio as an adviser throughout the process, as David Barron wrote for the Houston Chronicle.
While the Astros evaluate candidates going forward, DeFrancesco can use the opportunity as interim manager to make his best case for the job in 2013.
Here are three reasons why DeFrancesco deserves the job as manager.