Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Diamondbacks staying put, Astros on the move?

With a captip to _yimmt, we get this link, indicating that the Astros would move to the AL before the Diamon'ba'ks.

Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder writes:
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been told they will not be asked to move to the American League under the current major league realignment plan that is being discussed, according to two sources close to the situation.

So if the two teams in play to switch leagues are the Diamondbacks and Astros, and the Diamondbacks won't be asked to move, that leaves....

Arizona CEO Derrick Hall:
"They (Major League Baseball officials) know how we feel. They know we don't want to move."

Because the Astros haven't made it perfectly clear how they feel.

More from The Sources:
Sources said the move of Houston to the NL West* is a precondition in the proposed $680 million sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane, which Selig said is proceeding apace.

(* - "AL West," presumably)

As this is - mainly - a family friendly blog, we won't print the words we'd like in regards to making this move a condition of the sale. But it rhymes with "Toshbarnit."


Anonymous said...

Do you mean AL West?

Astros County said...

Assuming that's what it meant, it was a copy/paste from the article - but there's now a note for clarification.

Andrew said...

I don't understand why the Brewers aren't in on this discussion, since they came from the AL in the first place.

Oh, yeah, that's right they are Seligs' favorite so they get special treatment.

If there was a fan base that would accept a move in leagues, it would probably be the Brewers'.

Warren said...

Astros fans will lay down the way they always have. You may see some protests on the blogs but by and large Astros fans will pretty much go along without a whimper. Otherwise with the decision coming very soon you would see a lot more protest. Fans if you can call them that are too busy talking on their cellphones and letting their brats run wild to care about the game itself.

John Royal said...

I'm still waiting for the fans who favor this move to realize the Astros will be playing ALL of the AL teams, just not the Red Sox and Yankees.