The Texas Rangers are used to being in the headlines, so word that Chuck Greenberg was leaving the ownership group was taken in stride Friday morning.
"We're used to people coming and going," outfielder David Murphy said. "Maybe we need something like this to be successful. We're just creating drama to add to add some flavor to the team. What would Texas Rangers spring training be like without some drama."
Players said they like Greenberg and the ideas he brought to the marketing side of the team. But just like last year, when the team was going through the sale drama which culminated with the Baseball Express group winning the team in an auction, nothinig will change on the field.
"We're getting ready for the season," second baseman Ian Kinsler said. "Chuck was a great guy the times I was able to talk to him. It seemed like he had good ideas. I don't know exactlfy what happened. It doesn't affect the club in the lockerroom or on the field. I'm not really worried about it."
General manager Jon Daniels, who declined to comment on the news, said nothing will change with the team.
- Anthony Andro