Beginning this week, I will begin being a weekly contributor to FanGraphs with articles running each Tuesday. Today, my first piece looks into Mark Cuban as a potential owner of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers, who are mired in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will most likely be up for auction on Aug. 4. Hereâ€™s an excerpt from todayâ€™s article:
Determining whether an owner will be good or bad is always a matter for history to decide. Looking to the past to try and predict the future is, at best, a tenuous endeavor. But, when Mark Cuban is one of those possibly in play to own the Rangers, you can assume heâ€™d be something other than the normally placid owners that make up MLBâ€™s ownership lodge at the moment. Cuban makes everyone stand up and notice. On Monday, Cubanâ€™s lawyer Clifton Jessup told the chief restructuring officer in the Rangers case that by today, the Mavericks owner wouldÂ make a determination as to whether to continue possibly pursuing the purchase of the club.
In other words, much like Cuban in the NBA, you never know what you might get.
See Sizing Up Mark Cuban; Potential Owner Of The Texas Rangers on FanGraphs for the complete story
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