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    Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros...wners-leagues/

    The AP cited two people familiar with the negotiations concerning the move, which would take effect in 2013. An MLB spokesman declined to comment. A spokesman for Crane said Friday that hes not aware of an agreement over the terms of a move to the AL. The terms of compensation are not known, though MLB and Crane are known to have discussed a $50 million arrangement at one point.

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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    So interleague everyday?

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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Good news.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    The part that confuses me is this: Why do they get $50M or anything like that, for moving leagues?

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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    For those of us in it for the long haul, this is the best news of the offseason.

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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    The part that confuses me is this: Why do they get $50M or anything like that, for moving leagues?
    A story I read a while back said something to the effect that the value of the team would be less due to the increase in payroll necessary for that additional every day offensive player called the designated hitter.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    I can't believe something that I've been saying for years should happen ... is actually happening.

    Now maybe Mike Brown will wise up and trade Carson Palmer. (Oh wait!)

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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    I just don't like seeing a traditional NL team (and one of the easier ones to beat over the next many years BTW) is the team that gets moved. Still think the team ought to be the Rockies (my preference) or maybe the D-Backs just because they don't have near the NL roots and they just seem like AL teams (moreso Colorado) to me.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    I'm going to go against the grain here and say I hate to see any team moving to the AL and forcing interleague play to become a routine part of the schedule. I've been holding out hope that interleague would go away to allow more games against the teams that are actually competing against each other for the pennant. This move will ensure that interleague is here forever.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'm going to go against the grain here and say I hate to see any team moving to the AL and forcing interleague play to become a routine part of the schedule. I've been holdig out hope that interleague would go away to allow more games against the teams that are actually competing against each other fro the pennant. This move will ensure that interleague is here forever.
    Nah, just until they expand again.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Houston to the AL means the DH to the NL.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Houston to the AL means the DH to the NL.
    I fear you are right. At least we would know what to do with Yonder.

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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I just don't like seeing a traditional NL team (and one of the easier ones to beat over the next many years BTW) is the team that gets moved. Still think the team ought to be the Rockies (my preference) or maybe the D-Backs just because they don't have near the NL roots and they just seem like AL teams (moreso Colorado) to me.
    I still think it should have been the Brewers. They were an AL team for decades before they came to the NL.
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Houston to the AL means the DH to the NL.

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    This whole thing really sucks for me, now that I live in Houston.

    Hate, hate, hate the DL, and now instead of seeing the Reds come to town twice a year to, oh, NEVER!!!!!

    Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?
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    Re: Associated Press: Houston Astros to the AL in 2013

    And Houston fans are going to hate it. At least the ones I've heard from.


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