With all the legal documents being drawn up in anticipation of Drayton McLane’s sale to the Astros next week, some bits of the sale are understandably leaking out to the media. One of those is that the Astros are due to name ex-Rockets president and CEO George Postolos the new CEO of the club, per Mark Berman of FOX 26.
It hardly comes as a surprise, given the level of involvement Postolos was rumored to have had with the group. His experience and familiarity with the upcoming regional sports network that the Astros and Rockets are set to share likely had a lot of impact on being able to close the deal for Crane.
The sale will likely be completed next week, but wouldn’t become official until MLB owners vote on it, and they’d likely have to call a special session to do that. No word on when it will come, although I’m sure MLB will be happy for the cash infusion given the problems it’s had with the Mets and Dodgers lately and look to do it sooner rather than later.