James Click revealed on Tuesday that he is currently in talks with the Houston Astros over a new contract. The general manager’s contract expired on October 31, during which time the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games to clinch the World Series.
Click refuted a claim that he had already agreed to a new one-year deal with the team, stating, “We are having discussions right now. I think anytime that you’re having discussions it means that it’s not complete.”
The World Series-winning general manager also revealed that he already spoke with Astros owner Jim Crane about the potential contract on Monday evening, between the hours of the team’s championship parade and Click’s flight for the annual general managers’ meetings.
Houston is set to host a news conference on Wednesday afternoon when the team is expected to announce a contract extension for manager Dusty Baker. Asked if he will be part of the news conference, Click replied, “I am planning to be here trying to put together the team for next year.”
At 44 years old, Click has been at the Astros since 2020, when he took over from previous general manager Jeff Luhnow following the latter’s dismissal from his post.