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Report: Rangers owners have 'good' meeting with Nolan Ryan

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08:05 AM ET 03.09 | Rangers ownership had a "good" meeting with CEO Nolan Ryan Friday about his potential future with the club, according to a source. Ryan, according to a club source, left the Rangers' spring training complex and flew back to meet with co-Chairmen of the Board Bob Simpson and Ray Davis. Ryan's future with the club appears to be in limbo since he has not commented on the promotions of Jon Daniels and Rick George to split the title of team president that he held the last two years. The issue appears to be a clear definition of Ryan's role. Ownership has maintained it wants Ryan involved in decision-making, but would like Daniels, now general manager and president of baseball operations, to handle the day-to-day business of baseball. The same goes for business decisions.

Dallas Morning News

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March 9, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Meaning....................





Goodbye Nolan............




It was nice knowing you........

March 9, 2013  08:18 AM ET

They really must want to get rid of him.

March 9, 2013  08:31 AM ET

And after the meeting Ryan invited them to the batting cage where he offered to throw at them, I mean to them.

March 9, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And after the meeting Ryan invited them to the batting cage where he offered to throw at them, I mean to them.

I believe the same result in either case.

March 9, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Rangers ownership probably had no idea what Ryan was saying the entire meeting.

March 9, 2013  09:14 AM ET

When a team has a collapse at the end of a season, someone ends up paying the price, even if they don't deserve it.

March 9, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Truth of the matter - Jon Daniels built this team and his "people" were the catalyst for most of the trades that got them here (like the Texiera trade that took place before Nolan came on board). They are the long-term caretakers of the Rangers. To keep good people, you promote from within.

It's ugly... but it is what it is.

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March 9, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

so what to ranger fans actually think of ryan?

He's an icon... and he brought an identity to the team that was sorely needed after the Hicks debacle.

But if this is some sort of a power play between the two, then (my opinion only) it just seems crazy to jettison a young group that has proven their mettle and earned the right to lead this organization.

It's just good bidness - even Nolan would understand that (I hope).

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March 9, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Meaning....................Goodbye Nolan............It was nice knowing you........

its clear than the water,unless Ryan's refusal to acknowledge the demotion!!!

March 9, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If the Rangers are dumb enough to cut ties with the true face of the franchise, expect the Houston Astros to bring in Mr. Ryan about five seconds after Texas lets him go.IMO, Nolan Ryan is one of the most respectable men ever to wear a baseball uniform.

if the astros are able to hire Ryan to any open spots in their organization,,, things could be looking up very good!!

March 9, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They really must want to get rid of him.

Like how Ryan forced out Chuck Greenberg? ; )

March 9, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's an icon... and he brought an identity to the team that was sorely needed after the Hicks debacle. But if this is some sort of a power play between the two, then (my opinion only) it just seems crazy to jettison a young group that has proven their mettle and earned the right to lead this organization. It's just good bidness - even Nolan would understand that (I hope).

its jus too tough on Ryan,after he built up such great franchise in the texas baseball comunity he gets a kick on the rear end!!!

March 9, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Like how Ryan forced out Chuck Greenberg? ; )

it most be pay off time!!!

March 9, 2013  11:58 AM ET

after nolan ryan made the rangers better than in the last ten years? now is time for him to hit the road and what kind of talk is that?? a way to tell him good bye!!

March 9, 2013  12:01 PM ET

epstein created a good winning team in boston,,but the owners got tired to see epstein getting all the rewards, so what they did? send him away!!!

March 9, 2013  12:48 PM ET

Nolan has more class than all of the employees of that entire front office and organization COMBINED! You get rid of him, you're making a HUGE mistake.

March 9, 2013  04:26 PM ET

A big name that is prominent in the news always gets the axe eventually. NO matter the amount of success, owners usually care as much about perception and never lack for ego. Nolan Ryan is getting too much credit and before he gets too big for their breeches, they need to knock him down a notch.

Look at the late 90's Cowboys. Pure ego took that franchise apart. The Bosox and Epstein. Even the Bulls wanted to get rid of Jackson. Art Modell NEVER gave Paul Brown the respect or due for making the Browns a dynasty in the late 50's and 60's. The Yankees and Torre (though he had lost a little of his fastball it seemed, still...). Quite a list...

 
March 9, 2013  05:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And after the meeting Ryan invited them to the batting cage where he offered to throw at them, I mean to them.

LOL

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