Found November 15, 2011 on Yahoo! Sports:
Houston general manager Ed Wade knows uncertainty is part of baseball. The proposed sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane is expected to be approved when major league owners vote Thursday, a move that could have Houston switch from the NL to the AL. Wade, a former GM of the Philadelphia Phillies, said he's just been working on what he needs to get done in the offseason, as usual,...
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