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:
Yahoo's Jeff Passan
FSH's David Dalati
Jon Paul Morosi
Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder
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.