Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Greg Lucas smells something fishy

In Greg Lucas' new post, he wonders why it's taking so long to approve Jim Crane's ownership - something that could be done by videoconference, or by mail-in vote - but notes that the following is speculation, however intelligent:

Some think the amount of money being borrowed to purchase the Astros is excessive. It is apparently a greater percentage than MLB guidelines have wanted to allow in the past. Others think the owners didn’t want a teleconference vote before the meeting because they wanted Jim Crane at the meetings in person so they could put pressure on him to agree to move the Astros to the American League in 2013 in return for ownership acceptance.