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Mark Cuban is not interested in buying the Astros

Nov 19, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

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Drayton McLane putting the Astros up for sale has led to some natural speculation that Mark Cuban could be interested in buying the team, but according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle he’s not interested. Oh well.

A couple other notes on the situation …

• While the assumption is that McLane is serious about selling the team because he hired an investment bank to assist in the process, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal notes that “he’s changed his mind before.”

• Initial estimates of the asking price were around $800 million, but Jon Heyman of SI.com pegs that number closer to $700 million. Earlier this year the Rangers sold for $593 million, but because of the bankruptcy issue that situation was quite a bit different and the person buying the Astros will also get their newly created local sports network.

  1. BC - Nov 19, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Maybe Dubya will buy them. I hear his calendar is kind of open these days…

    • Jonny 5 - Nov 19, 2010 at 1:11 PM

      Dubbya, what do you think about buying the Astros? http://www.liveforexnews.com/jokes/er-is-bush.jpg

      • Utley's Hair - Nov 19, 2010 at 1:27 PM

        Now there’s class from the political leader of the free world.

      • Jonny 5 - Nov 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM

        Dubbya has as much class as Brett Favre when he’s trying out his camera phone. Shock and awe baby, shock and awe…..

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