Astros Notes: McLane, Crane, Friedman, Inglett

The Astros have allowed more runs than any other National League team (151). Despite Bud Norris' emergence and solid pitching from Wandy Rodriguez and Brett Myers, the bullpen ERA is 4.97 and J.A. Happ and Nelson Figueroa have struggled. Here's the latest on the Astros, with a focus on the potential sale of the team…

  • Astros owner Drayton McLane told Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle that Houston businessman Jim Crane has become the lone buyer he’s focusing on. “Jim Crane is the only person we’re negotiating with now,” McLane said Monday.  
  • Others were interested as prospective buyers, however. Houston attorney Kenny Friedman confirmed that he had spoken to McLane about assembling a group to buy the team, according to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. Friedman is the father of Rays executive VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.
  • Joe Inglett, who was designated for assignment late last week, cleared waivers and accepted a Triple-A assignment, according to McTaggart (on Twitter).


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6 Comments on "Astros Notes: McLane, Crane, Friedman, Inglett"


davengmusic
4 years 2 months ago

the astros could become a dynasty if friedman buys the team and hires his son to run the front office. andrew friedman would probably take everyone from TB with him. just imagine the rays with a big payroll. that could be the astros.

4 years 2 months ago

It would mark a new beginning for Houston but there have also been rumors that Crane will try and pry him from the rays anyways.

rovert22044
4 years 2 months ago

Sure hope he doesn’t buy the team. Would rather have Friedman any day.

rovert22044
4 years 2 months ago

I would be absolutely ecstatic if Friedman bought the Astros. Great guy who knows what he’s doing and loves his job. Would be awesome to have him running the team along side Ed Wade.

4 years 2 months ago

I agree with daven and rovert. Friedman as owner would be great for the Astros, especially if his son takes over as GM.

MadmanTX
4 years 2 months ago

Everybody was ecstatic when Uncle Drayton bought the team from McMullen and while Hunsicker was GM, the love was there. Look where that ended up.

My point is that Crane will be seen as a savior, but this team has a really bad history of ownership gone bad.