Rangers still eyeing two big names

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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