What will Nolan Do? That’s the biggest story coming out of Texas Rangers spring training this year.
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.
Jon Daniels spoke with 105.3 The Fan’s RAGE saying that he still reports to Ryan and that “the day to day operations falls to myself and the Department heads. Nolan is the CEO, he reports to ownership and the board”
New School’s Shan Shariff spoke with someone closely connected to the Rangers on Monday night and gathered some new info on the power struggle between Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels.
“If I was in Houston right now and you said ‘What do you think, Nolan?’ I’d be saying, God, is this season ever gonna be over? I got my truck warmed up, I’m headed to the ranch.”
We’ve got ourselves an old fashioned tug o’ war in the Rangers front office, and Jon Daniels is clearly winning.
Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan could be leaving the organization, perhaps as early as the end of spring training, according to a report out Monday.
Rangers president Nolan Ryan expects the team to be very competitive even after the departures of Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and Mike Napoli following a season without a playoff victory.
In what began as a macho-posturing wall of arrogance and bluster has now morphed into a weirdly emotionless attitude and a seemingly confliction of chaos. Was there a plan? Is there a plan? What is the plan? All vexing questions that need answers.
When we last saw Josh Hamilton, he was tearing apart the Rangers season. And then on Thursday afternoon, he tore apart what remained of their winter gone wrong.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels was talking Thursday about still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton. About an hour later, Hamilton was with the Angels. It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
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