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Astros GM James Click out after turning down 1-year offer

World Series-winning general manager James Click will not return to the Houston Astros after he rejected the team's one-year contract offer.

Clicks' contract expired on Oct. 31, just days before the Astros won the World Series in six games over the Philadelphia Phillies, though Click continued to run Houston's baseball operations department.

Conflict within the organization on baseball operations decision-making persisted throughout the Astros' championship run this season, sources told ESPN, and Click's reticence to accept owner Jim Crane's one-year contract offer was the talk of baseball's GM meetings in Las Vegas.

Speaking Wednesday at a news conference announcing the return of manager Dusty Baker, Crane tiptoed around questions regarding Click, saying he was "in discussions" with the now former GM.