Found March 14, 2013 on
Bush League Chronicle:
Life is tough for Houston Astros fans right now.The lowly 'Stros have lost over 100 games in each of the past two seasons while finishing dead last in the standings. The losing trend is expected to continue in 2013 as the team migrates from the National League Central to the ultra-competitive American League West. And they will do so with the smallest payroll in Major League Baseball by far.However, owner Jim Crane shows no shame in his reluctance to invest in better players. He is perfectly content with boasting a team payroll around $25 million, according to baseball-reference.com. For comparison, the Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to be spend over $200 million on their roster this year. The team with the lowest estimated payroll besides Houston is the Miami Marlins, who despite cleaning house this offseason, still are on the hook to spend almost twice ($45.5M) what the Astros will in 2013.Crane has a message for anybody who holds a gripe with Houston's thrifty spending...
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Jim Crane may have gotten himself into trouble with the team's fans with his comments responding to their impatience, saying, "It's not their money."
Jonathan Singleton was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 8th round of the 2009 draft out of high school. The big lefty (6’2″ 235 lbs) got to Houston by way of trade when Hunter Pence was sent to Philly.
Singleton has been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s drug policy a second time after testing positive...
The Houston Astros will suck again this year. What does owner Jim Crane have as an uplifting message for fans who are down on the team?
“It doesn’t bother me that people want us to spend more...
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The Houston Astros are going to lose 100 games this season. Their payroll ranks at the bottom of baseball but do not worry fans. it is not your money according to new owner Jim Crane.
Crane was responding to critics of the team when he fired off a statement in the Wall Street Journal about the teams spending habits.
“It doesn’t bother me that people want us to spend more money…but...
Erik Bedard knows an injury has hurt his chances of breaking camp as a member of the Astros' rotation. Still, he's determined to give it a good shot.
Bedard gave up a leadoff double and a walk then struck out three straight in his first outing in two weeks, but the Houston Astros lost to a Washington Nationals split squad 9-7 on Wednesday.
''Obviously if I miss...