Here we go again. The on again, off again sale of the Texas Rangers. You might remember back in December that I thought that Major League Baseball needed to repo the Rangers away from Tom Hicks.
It seems that there have been rumblings about that is about to indeed happen this week , as MLB has quarterly owners meetings this week. MLB needs to do something before the potential owners Greenberg and Nolan Ryan blow the whole thing off.
MLB could seize control of the club, which has been speculated for three weeks now, especially in light of the sources who have told a few national outlets that Tom Hicks’ lenders have rejected the proposed sale. MLB isn’t commenting, nor is Rangers Baseball Express (Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan). Hicks hasn’t been heard from since MLB told him to be quiet April 22. Such silence from involved parties on a sticky subject usually is an indicator that something is about to happen. Commissioner Bud Selig will have something to say this week at the meetings, to the owners and publically.
Someone please rescue the Rangers so some common sense can prevail.
UPDATE: Here is a more detailed look at the proceedings so far.