• Astros owner Crane arrives in Kissimmee on helicopter

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 16, 2013
    Crane arrived in Kissimmee on the same day the Astros will hold their first full-team workout. While the Astros engaged Saturday in their first official full-team workout during spring training at Osceola County Stadium, Crane swooped in on a helicopter as the sun was still rising. Five years of deficits Crane wouldn’t place a timetable on the Astros’ rise, though, and he backed up a statement made to the Chronicle last week that the Astros lost money the last five years. The Astros owner is expected to attend a clubhouse meeting at 9 p.m. General manager Jeff Luhnow is gradually revamping the club, but it’s not expected to be competitive at the major league level until 2015.
    Source: chron.com
    • Jim Crane says Astros not running ‘away with a sack of cash;’ playing golf with President Obama

      KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Two hours after arriving at Osceola County Stadium via a helicopter, owner Jim Crane backed up a statement made last week to the Houston Chronicle, when he said the Astros lost money the last five years. Crane said he examined “five
      Sources: chron.com MLB.com

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