Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/16/13
If there was a monarchy in Texas baseball, the Ryans would easily be its royal family. Reid Ryan, the son of all-time strikeout king and Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan, is set to be named as president of the Houston Astros, according to an MLB.com report. Ryan serves on Minor League Baseball’s board of trustees, in addition to operating the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. Both of those teams are owned by Nolan Ryan and Houston businessman Don Sanders. According to the report, Reid Ryan will be announced as Houston’s new president on Friday. The move is just the latest in a house clearing of the front office in Houston. Since Jim Crane bought the team after the 2011 season, virtually the entire front office has turned over, with Crane notably bringing in a number of former Baseball Prospectus writers and new-age Sabermetric types. During his time working in the minor leagues, Reid Ryan has several successes. In addition to seeing attendance skyrocket for both the Express and Hooks, Ryan is credited with playing a large role in bringing professional baseball to Austin and West Texas. His first major challenge will be restoring the Astros to prominence on local television, as a dispute between CSN Houston and several cable providers has left about 60 percent of the market unable to watch the team on TV. Photo via Twitter/@robertreidryan
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Eagles want Carson Wentz to be 'starter ready' Week 1

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

Lamar Odom said to be held back by one 'toxic friend'

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker