Monday, September 26, 2011

It's about realignment!

Here's your daily update on the Crane ownership situation, which apparently is being held up by the American League move.

There are clearly two camps: those who think the hold-up is about realignment, and those who think it's about character. Let's see who falls where:

Jayson Stark
Yahoo's Jeff Passan
FSH's David Dalati
Jon Paul Morosi
Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder
Ken Rosenthal

Richard Justice
Maury Brown

Almost every national writer has placed the hold-up on the Astros moving to the American League. The two holdouts are Richard Justice and Maury Brown. Both have been doing their thing for a long time, and their sources shouldn't be discounted, especially given Justice's prominence in the Houston media. Media agreeing on something doesn't mean it's true, but there's clearly a dominance of opinion in this one.