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Controversy Marks Greenberg's Rangers Tenure

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Chuck Greenberg managed to annoy a lot of people in his short tenure as managing partner of the Rangers, from the commissioner's office to the Yankees front office to some within his own organization. While it isn't known for sure exactly what precipitated his quick departure as Rangers CEO after just seven months, it is safe to say he annoyed a lot of folks in a short time, among them Hall of Fame pitcher and team president Nolan Ryan. And that's a big mistake in Texas.

The main issue appeared to be about a conflict in managing styles within the Rangers' hierarchy. Greenberg was not popular with employees and lost the backing of Ryan, who could now gain power, although he was already quite powerful within the organization. The key for Greenberg winning his bid on the...

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