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SBD/May 12, 2011/Franchises
Selig, McCourt Hold First Face-To-Face Discussion Since MLB's Dodgers Takeover
Published May 12, 2011
READY TO LAUNCH: Astros Owner Drayton McLane said yesterday he is in the "final stages" of completing a reported $680M deal with Jim Crane to sell the franchise. While not quite as far along as some recent Houston-area media reports have suggested, McLane said the deal could be done in one to two weeks. Crane then likely would be presented for approval by MLB owners at quarterly owners' meetings this August in Cooperstown, N.Y. "I think we're close. It's a matter of finalizing things," McLane said. "It's very complicated. There's an RSN involved we're preparing to launch next year. But we're close" (Fisher).