It's been less than a year since the dramatic auction that had the Texas Rangers' ownership hang in the balance. Chuck Greenberg and his group of investors, of course, won the auction and subsequently, the Rangers, and of course, the Rangers went on and enjoyed their most successful season in franchise history in 2010.
Now, however, it's being reported by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg is going to resign today in order to "pursue other interests."
Chuck Greenberg, the Pittsburgh sports attorney who for more than a year headed an investment group that gained control of the Texas Rangers' ownership in August, could announce as soon as today that he is resigning to pursue other interests.
A source revealed the news late Thursday. No one reason was given by the source for the stunning development, but Greenberg's method of operations could have created disagreements within the organization, including with team president Nolan Ryan, and among the ownership group and even Major League Baseball.
It became apparent over the weekend that a shakeup could be in the works. Greenberg was not involved in functions with the ownership group and key advertising representatives during meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This is something that is entirely out of left field and on the surface, makes little-to-no sense whatsoever. At the very least, if the report is true, hopefully some concrete reasons come out about the resignation rather than the vague and obligatory "pursuing other interests," or, "spending more time with my family" rationales.