Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Ray Davis will succeed Nolan Ryan as the controlling owner of the Texas Rangers. Davis made a fortune in the energy business.
Nolan is a great businessman and the use of his name alone gave the Rangers credibility. Now, the Rangers have some credibility to rely on, but will do this without Nolan.
Nolan Ryan said that he let speculation about his future with the Rangers go on for weeks because he needed to get a better understanding of his role in the front office.
After weeks of spring training and the opening week of the baseball season, Ryan, and majority owners Ray Davis and Bob Simpson finally were ready to make an agreement official.
Time is up for Nolan Ryan. Time to decide whether he wants to stay or go as Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Rangers.
Owner Bob Simpson, who teams with Ray Davis as the two major voices of controlling interest, says it would be a tragedy if Ryan departs the franchise. But here’s the genesis of the drama that could land Daniels in power and Ryan in retirement.
Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan could be leaving the organization, perhaps as early as the end of spring training, according to a report out Monday.
Think about it: it wouldn’t be Rangers spring training if there wasn’t some drama. While the news of Chuck Greenberg’s abrupt resignation is surprising, the fact that there was a rift between Greenberg and other members of the organization, quite frankly, isn’t.