Hall-of-Famer Jeff Bagwell’s role with the Astros has a new title

Oct 27, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros former player Jeff Bagwell throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game two of the 2021 World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Hall-of-Famer Jeff Bagwell’s role with the Astros has a new title

Jeff Bagwell, who played 15 MLB seasons with the Houston Astros, has been working with Astros owner Jim Crane as a special advisor to baseball operations and a community outreach executive. Now, the 54-year-old’s new title makes him a senior advisor to ownership and baseball operations.

Bagwell, who was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2017, is excited to expand his already-important role within the organization. Last November, Bagwell traveled with Astros bench coach Joe Espada and assistant general manager Bill Firkus to Miami for a meeting that helped lead to the signing of first baseman Jose Abreu.

Already a fan favorite in H-Town, Bagwell wants the Astros to remain atop baseball consistently, rather than only within a certain period of time.

“All I’m trying to do is help the organization be the best it could possibly be, so there’s no such thing as a ‘window’ here and we just continue to maintain winning,” said Bagwell. As teams like the Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, and Kansas City Royals have seen sharp downturns after periods of sustained success, Crane and Bagwell are aiming for the Astros to break the mold.

Jeff Bagwell, who has grown even closer to owner Jim Crane in recent years, will be involved with a litany of organizational decisions on a day-to-day basis.

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