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westofyou
11-19-2010, 02:37 PM
http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4885:drayton-mclane-enlists-new-york-banking-firm-to-sell-houston-astros&catid=70:mlb-club-sales&Itemid=157



MLB sources have reportedly told FOX 26 in Houston that Allen & Co. will attempt to sell the Astros franchise for $800 million. The deal would include a stake in the newly created regional sports network CSN Houston that sees Comcast and the NBA Houston Rockets as partners. It is unclear what the total split between the Rockets and Astros comes to, but reports have had the two Houston sports properties owning 77.5 percent to Comcast’s 22.5 percent of the RSN.

Slyder
11-19-2010, 02:41 PM
http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4885:drayton-mclane-enlists-new-york-banking-firm-to-sell-houston-astros&catid=70:mlb-club-sales&Itemid=157

Where can I send my money to get a piece of this action? LOL. Wish this was about Loria giving away his interest in the Marlins.

RedsManRick
11-19-2010, 03:13 PM
The guy is notorious for being a meddler in the front office and forcing his GMs to make some poor decisions, but this bio blog paints a picture of a genuinely good guy. It actually reminds me of another guy who used to own a baseball team in Texas.

http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/archives/2010/11/i_sure_hope_dra.html

westofyou
11-19-2010, 03:18 PM
The guy is notorious for being a meddler in the front office and forcing his GMs to make some poor decisions, but this bio blog paints a picture of a genuinely good guy. It actually reminds me of another guy who used to own a baseball team in Texas.

http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/archives/2010/11/i_sure_hope_dra.html

Except he actually achieved success, say what you want about "meddling" but when he took over that team they were in their 31st year and probably more of baseball after thought than they were during his reign

traderumor
11-19-2010, 06:32 PM
Houston was fine until they hired Ed Wade.

Benihana
12-03-2010, 02:08 PM
Does anybody know of any candidates to buy the team or any more details on the transaction? Obviously Mark Cuban is not one of them.

15fan
12-03-2010, 02:44 PM
Does anybody know of any candidates to buy the team?

China?