Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How will the Astros use Nolan Ryan?

By now no doubt you've seen that the Astros have hired an old Rangers pitcher (I kid, I kid) named Nolan Ryan to be the Executive Advisor. What the heck does that mean? Brian McTaggart has some details for you! Notable among them:

*Ryan will assist both Luhnow on the baseball side and Reid Ryan on the business side.
*He won't be at Minute Maid every day.

He’ll help us from a player evaluation standpoint ‘cause the more points of views you get, not only on your own players but on players you’re potentially trying to acquire outside the organization, the better off you’re going to be. From a player development standpoint, he’s got experience and can help us there. There’s countless areas where he can assist and help out. He’s been part of the game for so long and done so many different types of things.