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Evan Grant: Tom Hicks' bid to keep Rangers apparently crippled

Evan Grant has a story that just went up at the DMN, saying that MLB has squashed an attempt by Hicks to negotiate a contract extension with Fox Sports for the broadcast rights to Rangers games, that would have provided an immediate cash infusion that Hicks could use to pay down debt, but which apparently significantly reduce future cash flow for the team.

Grant indicates that that makes it a lot less likely that Hicks is going to be able to keep the Rangers, even if MLB would allow it at this point (which seems pretty unlikely anyway).  Grant also suggests that an announcement on the winner could come as early as next week.