Astros owner Jim Crane says teams games could be available via TV somehow or online if Comcast issue not settled, thanks to MLB
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 21, 2014
I could envision a scenario - should the CSN Houston mess not get resolved before Opening Day - in which MLB allows IP addresses in the "local market" to watch Astros game on MLB.TV (in the same way that MLB.TV currently blocks you from watching the Astros on MLB.TV).
Also, from Crane's media availability:
*It sure does sound like Jim Crane is going to try to hire Nolan Ryan. The question is whether or not Nolan would like to call Crane "Boss."
*The Astros, of course, "are interested" in Tanaka.