Have Team, May Travel

When Houston Astros owner John McMullen put his team on the block last November, he set the price at $95 million, the same price the National League is charging the owners of its two new expansion teams in Denver and Miami. Seems fair. But it may be too steep for Houston. McMullen says he hasn't heard from a single viable bidder in the Lone Star State. He's talking to one out-of-state buyer willing to stay in Houston. But much greater interest has come from cities eager to claim the Astros.

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