Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hang on, are the Astros for sale?

Tracy Ringolsby has an update on the bidding for the Texas Rangers, and then a curious side note - perhaps on the availability of the Astros? All of this is after a rah-rah piece about how great the Rockies are.

The bidding for the Texas Rangers appears to have been reduced to groups headed by Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg and former player agent Dennis Gilbert. Greenberg's group has offered current Rangers president Nolan Ryan an equity position with the deal that he would continue to run the team.

Word is two other teams are available — the Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks — although there is no indication that there have been any serious talks with a prospective buyer for either team.

Let me know if I misread this...