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Astros bring on Nolan Ryan as executive adviser

In a move that should come as a surprise to no one, Nolan Ryan has reunited with the Houston Astros. Ryan, who had been in the Texas front office before leaving the organization following the 2013 season, will serve as the executive adviser. In that role the Hall of Famer will work with team owner Jim Crane, general manager Jeff Luhnow and Ryan's son Reid, who is the president...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan selling Texas mansion for $1.2 million

After stepping down as the CEO of the Texas Rangers in October and selling his stake in the ballclub, Nolan Ryan is continuing…
Via Busted Coverage
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan stepping down as CEO of Rangers, selling stake in team

ARLINGTON, Texas – Nolan Ryan is leaving the Texas Rangers again, stepping away from his CEO role 20 years after ending his Hall of Fame career as a pitcher. In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. He is also selling his ownership stake in the team to co-chairmen...
Via NESN.com
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan, GM Jon Daniels nearly came to blows?

Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels nearly came to blows in a heated confrontation on Tuesday night, according to a report from 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “New School” hosts Shan Shariff and RJ Choppy of The Fan say the two Texas Rangers executives were face-to-face and had to be separated by manager Ron Washington. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Baseball continues to be bond that ties Ryan family

ARLINGTON, Texas Nolan Ryan had plans to be the kind of father who was around a lot on Father's Day. Ryan thought he'd retire from baseball in his early 30s and then take up coaching sons Reid and Reese through their Little League days. Of course that didn't happen as Ryan ended his Hall of Fame career with 324 victories and 5,714 strikeouts at the age of 46. That...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Does MLB even need a draft?

The Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft begins this week. The modern draft was instituted in 1987, but a filtration system for entry-level talent existed before World War II. Today, the draft exists for two purposes — competitive balance and wage suppression, with the former being publicly cited as the reason for its existence but the latter being more of the actual motivation for...
Via Fangraphs
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Carlton takes a shot at Nolan Ryan

Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Phillies pithcer Steve Carlton was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era, and of all-time. He captured 4 Cy Young awards, while winning 329 games over 24 MLB seasons. Carlton also retired only second to Nolan Ryan in career strikeouts, and now stands fourth all-time on that list. Ryan finished his career with 5 fewer wins in three addtional...
Via The Victory Formation
May 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

Report: Nolan Ryan Could Leave Position as Rangers’ CEO by End of Spring Training

Nolan Ryan has been involved with the Texas Rangers’ front office since he joined as president in 2008. Since that time, the Rangers have won two AL West titles, two AL pennants and a wild card berth. Ryan may be on his way out now, though. Ryan could leave his position as CEO by the end of spring training, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The Rangers promoted Jon Daniels...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE A DIP

Ryan questions Hamilton decision

Rangers head honcho Nolan Ryan questioned Josh Hamilton's decision to quit smokeless tobacco during the season, saying the timing "couldn't have been worse."

Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2012  |  15 Comments
THE END OF AN ERA

Rangers to stop showing clips of Ryan-Ventura fight

The Rangers won't show clips of Nolan Ryan pounding on Robin Ventura at games so the new ChiSox manager won't have to see it.

Via NESN.com
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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