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Simpson concedes higher payroll

Updated: December 27, 2013, 7:01 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers owner and co-chairman of the board Bob Simpson is no Jerry Jones.

Simpson, unlike his counterpart with the Dallas Cowboys, doesn't have or want the general manager title.

"I don't, and for the reasons everyone else wishes he wasn't," Simpson said Friday. "I like Jerry, but we've got great people, so leave it to them."

Of course, someone has to be willing to sign the checks. Simpson and co-chairman Ray Davis have done that this offseason, ...

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