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.
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