Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jim Crane flexes!

We'll have some delayed reaction to the news that the Astros would be slated for the American League should a wild realignment (less "realignment" and more "blowing up") happen.

Regardless (with a captip to Street and SnS), Jim Crane isn't having it, according to an ownership group source:

"You don't spend $680 million on something and have a third-party come in an dictate new terms after the agreement's been ironed out. Even Major League Baseball. These are extremely complicated deals. A lot of work goes into them. They are not something you can just go in and change in that significant of a manner."

Hell, and yes.


Anonymous said...

God he even sounds poor. Florida Marlins 2.0 here we come.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he stands up for what is right. They have no right to dictate some random realignment attempt at revamping a game without steroids.

We have been drafting for a National League team the last 5 years. Our Jordan Lyles types in the minors who sit from 88-92 will get clobbered in the AL.

Also you would think they would advise the new potential owner of the team who is taking on the risk in a sport declining in popularity about the plan they may havee potentially in place.

I'm not watching games that start at 9:05. Its ridiculous. Move Milwaukee, Bud Selig. I hate you.