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Sugarland Skeeters the new Astros AAA team?

Just read a tweet that the Astros and the Sugarland Skeeters are discussing an agreement to make the Skeeters Houston's AAA club. Could this be fallout from the Crane/Ryan breakup? Is it more in line with scaling back of minor league franchises, and will the ultimate goal be to limit each team to fewer minor league franchises, or fewer levels (with fewer players on the teams roster)? I haven't heard much about the plan MLB has in store with regard to the Minor Leagues, but this is certainly a surprise to me. Just wonder if all of the changes will be in place by spring, or does this have a timeline stretching into future seasons?