KPRC has their own story on the potential bid by Jim Crane:
Another source who knows Crane on the private, business side and has knowledge of the situation also re-stated the interest Crane has in buying the Astros despite backing out of a deal in 2008.
"He would be the best for our city," according to the source. " We need a local ownership group to come in and think about it. Who would be better than Jim Crane at this point?"
According to the article, it would take $750m to get Drayton's attention.
Then this note, with Drayton providing the quote:
Told that reports indicated a deal was done according to baseball officials, McLane told KPRC, "They are ahead of themselves."