Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Train-wreck Astros getting some national attention

So FoxSports' Jon Paul Morosi and Smilin' Ken Rosenthal took some time to notice the Astros, and how things are falling apart:

Frank McCourt isn't satisfied with screwing up his own franchise, as his hijinks are impacting MLB's approval of the sale of the Astros to Crane:
Numerous baseball sources, though, say that a decision is not yet near — in part because of complications arising from baseball’s ongoing dispute with Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

The report goes on to say that the owners' vote - which could be taken by mail - might not even happen until mid-August.

Word from the story says that the three current untouchables - according to Sources - are Pence, Norris, and Lyles.

What about Ed Wade's future?
Most in baseball expect Crane to fire Wade, but a change in GMs is not likely to happen immediately, sources say. Instead, Crane will take time — perhaps as long as the rest of the season — evaluating Wade and the rest of the organization, then conduct a full-blown search for a new GM.