Monday, November 1, 2010

Bohls: Expect a new owner before next season

In Kirk Bohls' weekly column for the Austin American-Statesman (which I've avoided since the Longhorns have left poop right there all over the bed over the last month), he predicts the Astros will have a new owner:

Look for Drayton McLane to make an all-out push to sell the Houston Astros before next season. New York banker Miles Prentice — who owns the (Double-A) Midland RockHounds — has had talks with McLane, but it hasn't gone further as Prentice tries to secure more investors for a sale that would approach $650 million.


Hal Jordan said...

I don't know if a guy who confuses Houston with Oakland can be considered a credible source regarding the Astros.
(He thinks Oakland's AA affiliate is Houston's AA affiliate.)

Hal Jordan said...

"New York banker Miles Prentice — who owns Houston's Double-A affiliate, the Midland RockHounds — has had talks with McLane"

Astros County said...

@Hal: That's a good point. But while the team affiliation was wrong, it was just a goof. God knows we got an email from John Ourand at the Sports Business Journal on Friday mentioning that we had erroneously called him "Ron."

It happens, and we try not to be too hard on writers when they do something like that. Regardless of the affiliation gaffe, it's still a notable tidbit. Thanks for your note.