It struck me that MLB still hadn't acted on the Astros sale. Since the World Series ended long ago, I thought maybe the owners should have acted by now. Researching, I found this tidbit announced today: NEW YORK — The proposed sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane is on the agenda for approval when baseball owners meet next week, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with the negotiations say McLane, Crane and Major League Baseball have reached an understanding on how a possible shift of the franchise to the American League in 2013 would take place. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because MLB had made no announcements.