Chuck Greenberg Out As Rangers CEO

11:03am: The Rangers have officially announced that Greenberg will no longer be a part of the organization, according to Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (on Twitter). Nolan Ryan will take over as team CEO.

7:50am: Rangers managing general partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg will no longer be part of Texas' managing team, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter). Greenberg upset a number of people as managing partner, but his undoing came when he bothered team president Nolan Ryan, according to Jon Heyman of, who confirms the news (on Twitter).

Greenberg's group took over the Rangers in August. He launched an aggressive pursuit of Cliff Lee this winter and later claimed that he out-foxed the Yankees in pursuit of the left-hander, who signed in Philadelphia.

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  1. I can’t wait for Steinbrenner’s response on this one.

  2. MB923 4 years ago

    This is pretty shocking

  3. Ryan lays down the hammer!! that’s what the big mouth deserves

  4. MB923 4 years ago

    Just read on Jon Heymans Twitter- greenberg claim: outmaneuvered #yanks on cliff lee. reality: chuck annoyed lee camp w/ constant visits, late/lowball bids.

  5. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    ‘but his undoing came when he bothered team president Nolan Ryan’

    I’m not sure why, but thats super funny to me

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      Now that you mention it, I’m picturing Greenberg giving Nolan Ryan a wet willie or something. lol

  6. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    The big problem is that Greenberg is a clone of Hicks. He wanted to start his ownership with a huge deal and sent mixed messages from ownership in the pursuit of Lee. I think Ryan wanted to be professional, but Greenberg kept going “Ya hoo! I got me a suitcase full of money and I want to make a deal!”

    Yankees fans can take glee in Greenberg stepping down…though it might be the only glee they get all year. Now they can go back to watching Cashman and Levine having their own problems.

    • one hit wonder worry about the Rangers and less about the yanks and their “problems” lol

  7. unbiasedhomer 4 years ago

    I will now picture Nolan Ryan grabbing that punk in a headlock and repeatedly punching him. What an awesome mental image to start my day.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      “Thanks for the check Chuck. Don’t need you anymore. Let the door knob hit ya…be breezy”.


      • John McFadin 4 years ago

        Might be funny is Greenberg was anything but a minority owner in the franchise and barely used any of his own money.

      • laxtonto 4 years ago

        I think Chuck’s check was only in the 2 to 7M range. The two oil billionaires are still there… Greenberg’s dismissal is more a shock to the fanbase due to his extreme willingness for fan interaction and drive to enhance the fan experience.

  8. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    it was either this or a nolan ryan noogie punch

  9. wkkortas 4 years ago

    Robin Ventura tried to warn Greenberg…

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      But he wouldn’t listen to anyone but Ace Ventura.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      “Funny thing is. I don’t know what was worse. Getting my butt kicked by a dude wearinga “#1 Granpa” chain or my hair smelling like Bengay and Icey Hot afterwards”.R. Ventura

  10. Ray R 4 years ago

    Nolan hasn’t taken to the mound in ages and he’s still striking people out. Gotta love it!

  11. optionn 4 years ago

    The Rangers sure are a model of stability. Less than a year after a bankruptcy auction the CEO is ousted.

    Good thing is the players on the owner decide who wins and loses. The owners are just the deep pocket corporation who lose money on an expensive hobby while building eq

    • Yes, Nolan Ryan is the model of stability.

      I think people are going to surprised by his ownership prowess.

  12. coolstorybro222 4 years ago

    Nolan Ryan = my hero.

  13. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Wow……..”some wear”? I guessed I should’ve paid more attention to my grammar than to being sarcastic, huh? Proceed to justifiably bash me for the mistake….hahaha….wow. D@mn edit button doesn’t work!!!!!

  14. bleachercreature 4 years ago

    to me Hank Steinbrenner sounds like Richard Nixon’s head from Futurama. Every time.

  15. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    “Headless body of Agnew you’re Wernstrom’s Now!”

  16. East Coast Bias 4 years ago


  17. Guest 4 years ago

    go go gadget editing!

  18. “I’m gonna start going into people’s houses at night and wrecking up the place! Mwahahahahahaha!”

  19. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    “Oh wow do I really sound like that?”

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