About two weeks ago, local businessman Jim Crane agreed to purchase the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane for a huge price tag of $680 million. This was Crane's fourth attempt to buy a major league team and the second time he tried to purchase the Astros.
His persistence paid off as it looks like he will be the new owner of the Astros, once it is approved by the other team owners. This is great news for the Astros organization and the fans, as the organization no longer has to sit in a holding pattern, and with a new owner can start planning for the future.
Now, some may believe that a new owner really has no bearing on the product on the field, but it effects it more than you think. Here are seven reasons Jim Crane will help the Astros.