Rangers still eyeing two big names

December, 6, 2012
12/06/12
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan wouldn't dismiss the idea that his club could afford to sign both Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke, but he acknowledged that it would take ownership approval.

Ryan, speaking to local reporters Wednesday night, said principal owners Bob Simpson and Ray Davis would have to approve anything that was over budget. And Ryan suspects that signing both players would put the club over budget, though he cautions that he doesn't know exactly what that might cost.

Davis is in Nashville, attending some of the club's meetings. The key personnel that determine the club's financial resources are in place should Daniels get close to a deal before the winter meetings end.

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Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 58
RA. Beltre 57
OPSA. Beltre .883
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167