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10:57 AM ET 07.11 | Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is taking another run at buying a Major League Baseball team. Cuban has emerged as a bidder for the Texas Rangers, joining forces with former sports agent Dennis Gilbert and Texas businessman Jeff Beck to make a play for the bankrupt baseball team, according to a source close to the situation. "I think Cuban is serious," the source said.

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July 11, 2010  11:14 AM ET

Maybe he will do the wonders for them that he has with the Mavericks. Wait....

July 11, 2010  11:27 AM ET

Good for him. I like owners who actually care about their teams and wear the emotions on their shoulders. We have plenty of rich boring old businessmen in sports ownsership position as it is, I'm hopin he gets this. Maybe he hasn't turned dallas into a title winner, but any dallas fan will tell you that no owner in the NBA cares more for his team than cuban does.

July 11, 2010  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

... Maybe he hasn't turned dallas into a title winner, but any dallas fan will tell you that no owner in the NBA cares more for his team than cuban does.

Exactly - and if it isn't going to be Greenburg and Ryan running the team, we wouldn't have a problem with Cuban running it.

July 11, 2010  11:57 AM ET

If any owner would come down hard on the umpires, it would be the Cuban! Go for it.

July 11, 2010  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Good for him. I like owners who actually care about their teams and wear the emotions on their shoulders. We have plenty of rich boring old businessmen in sports ownsership position as it is, I'm hopin he gets this. Maybe he hasn't turned dallas into a title winner, but any dallas fan will tell you that no owner in the NBA cares more for his team than cuban does.

Isn't that what Steinbrenner has been doing all these years? Buy everybody seems to hate the guy...

July 11, 2010  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Exactly - and if it isn't going to be Greenburg and Ryan running the team, we wouldn't have a problem with Cuban running it.

I think Ryan is great for the team-the guy has balls of steel. Ryan and Cuban seems like a great fit and it will be good for Texas.

July 11, 2010  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Good for him. I like owners who actually care about their teams and wear the emotions on their shoulders. We have plenty of rich boring old businessmen in sports ownsership position as it is, I'm hopin he gets this. Maybe he hasn't turned dallas into a title winner, but any dallas fan will tell you that no owner in the NBA cares more for his team than cuban does.

Sure, maybe Cuban's Mavericks haven't won an NBA title yet, but just remember what they were like before he bought the team. I think either of these ownership groups would be a step forward for the Rangers.

July 11, 2010  01:16 PM ET

Sad Note:

Bob Sheppard died today , he was 99. Voice of Yankees at Stadium from 1951-2007.

July 11, 2010  01:20 PM ET

Why not?? Got to love Cuban, he is passionate about his teams and companies.

July 11, 2010  01:53 PM ET

Cuban is a great owner but I'd sure hate to see the front office of the Rangers replaced. The franchise is finally on the right track after 37 years of futility, bad trades, poor player development and only one playoff win...one lousy game? that's all we've won? (in my best Bob Uecker voice)

The Greenberg/Ryan group is the best for the Rangers but Cuban would be a good second choice.

July 11, 2010  01:55 PM ET

Dude could play Herman Munster in the remake...

July 11, 2010  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Dude could play Herman Munster in the remake...

he's not tall enough ...

July 11, 2010  02:15 PM ET

As for the Cuban getting the Rangers ... there's no guarantees he'd keep the current front office ... he'd have a right to make changes ... same with players, so we'd have to see. I'm sure there would be resistance from the "good ole' boys" of baseball, but money talks.

July 11, 2010  03:29 PM ET

This would be great for MLB and the Rangers but I figure the MLB is too stupid to capitalize on this type of good publicity

July 11, 2010  03:54 PM ET

At least his mascara is even.

July 11, 2010  04:58 PM ET

Hey Mark Cuban,

The Rangers are in great roster shape. It wouldn't be much of a challenge. You should pass on this opportunity and buy the Royals. We're tired of our owner, the Cardinal fan, Walmart President that does everything for always low prices, always. Please, save us from this fool. The Rangers will be fine, but the Royals may never recover without your help!

July 11, 2010  04:59 PM ET

Evil **** picture!

July 11, 2010  05:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

but any dallas fan will tell you that no owner in the NBA cares more for his team than cuban does.

of course any Dallas fan will tell you that.....just because an owner isn't a media wh ore does not mean that owner is not passionate about winning

July 11, 2010  05:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think Ryan is great for the team-the guy has balls of steel. Ryan and Cuban seems like a great fit and it will be good for Texas.

I would love this. However, Ryan has made it very clear that if the Greenburg offer isn't accepted, then he is out.

That's why we are all hoping against hope they are the winning bid.

 
July 11, 2010  05:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#23):

of course any Dallas fan will tell you that.....just because an owner isn't a media wh ore does not mean that owner is not passionate about winning

Really?

Tell that to Pirates and Royals fans...

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