From Alyson Footer @ stros.com:
" Cecil Cooper was speculated to be on the hot seat this season, considering the Astros started slowly and he entered the final year of his contract without an extension. That speculation, however, was put to rest on Saturday when the Astros announced they had picked up the manager's contract option through 2010. "
Good news for Cecil Cooper. Hopefully he can relax a little and help this team put up some wins.