David Dalati says that the whole "realignment" thing is rearing its head, blocking up the transfer of the Astros to Jim Crane.
More than one source has indicated to FoxSportsHouston.com that Crane's stance on the club switching leagues is a hurdle in the approval process. When asked about the topic last week, McLane firmly denied that the league issue was the major stumbling block. McLane maintains that MLB has not completed its due diligence on Crane and his many investors and that MLB's resources are currently preoccupied with the Dodgers' financial mess.
While insiders believe that the significant issue is the disagreement over which league the Astros should play in, the parties remain relatively confident that Crane will eventually gain approval. If Crane becomes the official owner it will be an issue that he will have to address.