HOUSTON --Despite denials from Drayton McLane that a sale has been finalized, nearly everything has been agreed to with potential buyer Jim Crane. All that's left to do is just a little fine-tuning before the sale of the Astros to Crane and his group is announced. In fact, it was late last week that all the major points were concluded. We're told all that's left is the dotting of I's and crossing of T's and the team will be sold. The reported sale price should be around $680 million. Stay tuned.