Texas Rangers

How The Rangers Just Barely Missed Out on Greatness

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 18:  Owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks on November 18, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Bleacher ReportContributor IAugust 5, 2010

Last night, the Texas Rangers were put on auction for the ownership of their team. The two potential buyers were of a group led my Mark Cuban and a group led by Nolan Ryan. It was an all star shopping spree, in which Nolan Ryan came out the victory betting nearly Six-hundred million dollars.  As a fan of the Texas Rangers you couldn't lose; however, you could have down better.

I have no doubt in my mind that Nolan Ryan will be a capable owner, but being a ex-ball player who has no other business other than the Rangers, and two minor league teams there will be no way he can just go out and buy the league's primer players. 

Mark Cuban on the other hand has a very successful business man outside of sports. With all the money he has from all his investments, plus all the money he would get from two major sports teams, the Rangers would have not only benefited from this, but the Mavericks as well.

If Mark Cuban would have won, the sporting world of Dallas would have became one of the greatest places in the country ,if not the world, to be a sports fan; however, Mark Cuban did not win the auction and this is where you stand as a Rangers fan, you have one of the greatest players to step on the field for the past 30 years.

Under Nolan Ryan's control you should expect to be a moderately successful team for at least the next five years, as long as you stay ahead of the Angels expect to be in the playoffs for these five years. Also, expect one World Series win.

It could have gone better, but as a Rangers fan you can't be upset with your new owner.

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