Houston businessman Jim Crane, CEO of freight company Crane Worldwide Logistics, who is pursuing the Rangers after losing out in the auction for the Chicago Cub;

minor league baseball team owner and sports attorney Chuck Greenberg;

former sports agent and current Chicago White Sox executive Dennis Gilbert.
Meanwhile baseball blog Baseball Time in Arlington reports that “former Padres CEO and major league umpire disciplinarian Sandy Alderson is rumored to be cobbling together a potential group of investors to also bid on the team.”

Yahoo! Sports adds that “all of the potential buyers are supposedly meeting with [MLB] Commissioner Bud Selig this month.”

People taking a pass on the auction include previous owner, former President George W. Bush, and former Rangers ace Nolan Ryan. – George White

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