Monday, March 4, 2013

Nolan Ryan to leave Texas?

Here's some strange news out of the Metroplex over the weekend that Randy Galloway has apparently sourced and confirmed enough that it's no longer rumor: Nolan Ryan may be out with the Rangers - maybe by the end of the month.

And, if I'm reading this right, it's all because of a power struggle between Jon Daniels and the ownership group in light of a press release that talked about everybody's shift in responsibility...everybody except Nolan Ryan.

What does this mean for Houston? Nothing, well, perhaps nothing. Galloway does manage to work in an Astros reference to the piece:

"And then there's the Houston Astros, a ballclub in deep, deep trouble at the moment, and a club with a new owner who definitely needs Ryan as a credibility face and force, the same as Tom Hicks did when he hired Ryan in Arlington."

Weird, right?

There's not much really to comment on. I'm not going to sit here and clap with glee about the "problems" with Nolan Ryan, because as much tongue-in-cheek "Traitor!" crap we give him, Ryan has earned the right to be treated like baseball royalty. If he gets ousted in Arlington, he's certainly more than welcome to come on back south.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like Nolan wants to be a decision-maker. In other words, he wants to be more than a public face. If that is the case, I hope that he doesn't mosey on down south. I doubt Crane would hire him in that capacity anyway.

Sadly, from someone who detests the Rangers, this development only makes them stronger. Baseball-wise at least.

Warren said...

Neither Clemens nor Ryan should be a part of this organization. Clemens is a liar and jackass and Ryan has not had anything to do with the Astros since he left after not getting his butt kissed enough. Also was a vocal proponent pushing for the Astros to go to the American league. Unfortunately, Crane is another Clemens lover like McClane is.