Although the Astros finished 2011 with the worst record (56-106) in franchise history and continue their focus on getting younger, Boras views the city of Houston as a strength filled with assets.

Boras thinks highly of the Houston TV market.

Also, he likes the design and location of Minute Maid Park and views the ballpark as one of the best in Major League Baseball.

“I think with the large TV contract, a nice stadium and being the fourth largest city in America, Houston is deserving of a team that is a major market team,” Boras said. “I trust the new ownership will amend what has been going on. When Drayton operated the club during his early years, it was a competitive team.

“I want to see it return to that.”

Crane and president and CEO George Postolos intend to focus on rebuilding the team with a focus on scouting and player development.

The Astros hired Jeff Luhnow as their GM late Wednesday.

Boras said he looks forward to the possibility of negotiating with the new Astros’ front office, especially since the club holds the top overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

“I won’t go into any specifics other than the fact that I’ve been fortunate enough over the last few years to advise the top pick,” he said.

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