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The real reason Chuck Greenberg was ousted as Rangers’ CEO

Apr 25, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

Chuck Greenberg

A headline like that suggests that there’s something juicy there. More juicy than the rumored displeasure Greenberg’s seemingly over-the-top courting of Cliff Lee was following the Winter Meetings, which was cited back when Greenberg stepped down.

Actually, no: as Barry Shlachter reports in the Star-Telegram, it was really just a matter of personality clashes between Greenberg, Ryan and Jon Daniels, combined with Greenberg’s failure to make some meetings with advertisers during spring training.  Added to it: Greenberg’s highest and best uses — navigating the team through the bankruptcy and sale drama last year and then securing the big TV deal they just got — are now in the rear view mirror, and that his personality just doesn’t mesh with those who are tasked with the more day-to-day aspects of running a team.

I kind of hope none of this is true, actually. It would be way better if there was a scandal or high drama involved because that kind of stuff is fun. Sadly, however, it seems we don’t have it.

  1. Old Gator - Apr 25, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    In that case, I have nothing derisive or snide to say and am going to take a nap.

  2. bobwsc - Apr 25, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    what about citing that bad rug he wears?

  3. sportsdrenched - Apr 25, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    You mean there will be no picture surfacing of Nolan having Greenburg in a headlock pounding his face? That’s too bad.

    I think I’m going to do some real work now.

    • Old Gator - Apr 25, 2011 at 7:41 PM

      I don’t know about you, but I don’t come to Circling the Bases to be given an excuse to work. Craig has to do better than this.

  4. leftywildcat - Apr 25, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    It had to be that hairpiece.

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