And now the Chronicle steps up with a shiny new article saying Drayton is "close" to selling the team to Jim Crane (according to a High Ranking Baseball Official).
Another former major league official, who'd hoped to put together his own group, characterized the transaction another way.
“I'm hearing it's a done deal,“ he said.
One notable, uh, note said that the final amount "definitely would exceed" what the Rangers went for when they were on baseball's meat market.
UPDATE: The linked article has been updated with a quote from Drayton:
“There's not a deal. We're not farther along with Jim than with anyone else. Whoever the person ends up being has to be qualified by MLB. No price has been agreed on, and we've got to make sure they've got the money.