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The Biz of Baseball:
Which way is Nolan leaning?
Whether it happens, or not, the fact that there’s conversation about Nolan Ryan leaving the Texas Rangers is big news. It is, after all, Nolan Ryan, a figure that looms large in the history of baseball as a Hall of Fame pitcher, and a man that’s carved out a place as a front office man either through ownership in the minor leagues, or now as part of the Rangers. Whether the title has been President or CEO, the point is, he’s got clout, and then some.
The reason the story that broke Sunday night has more than a whiff of some far flung rumor has been that Ryan hasn’t responded. No denials. No confirmation. It’s as if he’s standing on the mound shaking off signs, and you don’t really know what page he’s on. It’s clear that ownership wants him to stay, and that the man just promoted wants him to, as well.
“First of all, I don’t want him to leave,” new President of Baseball Operations, Jon Daniels told ESPN Dallas 103.3′s Fitzsimmons and Durrett Show.
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Nolan Ryan has become a symbol of the success that the Texas Rangers have enjoyed over the past several seasons. The former Cy Young Award winner is a celebrity in Arlington, and he has received much of the credit for the Rangers’ three straight playoff appearances and two division titles in the past three seasons. Now, there are rumors that Ryan’s days with the team may be numbered...
Nolan Ryan is synonymous with the Texas Rangers.
Yet, suddenly there seem to be some questions about Ryan's future with the team. Primarily, how has his role changed and is he going to stay?
The Hall of Fame pitcher spent the last five seasons of his playing days in a Rangers uniform, getting his 300th victory, throwing the last two of his record seven no-hitters and getting...
Texas Rangers' Jon Daniels, who was promoted to president of baseball operations on Friday, said he hopes Hall of Famer and CEO Nolan Ryan remains with the club. Daniels had been the Rangers general manager since 2005,
The Texas Rangers announced that left-handed starting
pitcher Martin Perez will be sidelined for at least two months after suffering
a broken left arm during yesterday’s spring training contest, according to T.R.Sullivan of MLB.com.
Perez was hit above the wrist by a line drive off Seattle
Mariners second baseman Brad Miller in the 6th inning of Sunday’s
Yesterday Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Texas Rangers had increased their pursuit of free agent Kyle Lohse following Martin Perez’s
injury. However, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com hears from sources who believe an
agreement between the Rangers and Lohse is still “not likely to happen.”
Sullivan is hearing that Perez’s broken forearm didn’t
The Texas Rangers are still attempting to determine who
their No. 5 starter will be this season, causing them to inquire about Detroit
Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello on Monday, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New
The Rangers lost left-hander Martin Perez for two months to a fractured forearm after he was hit by a comebacker during a spring trainingcontest Sunday...
Former Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson never had the talent and live arm that current Tigers Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister have. But Robertson’s guts and grit were right up there with the league’s best. The lefty, who has not appeared in a Major League game since 2010, is making an attempt to make the Texas Rangers after a large...
According to ESPN (my Scorecenter App alert, to be precise) – the Rangers have inquired about Rick Porcello.
This makes sense to me for a number of reasons.
1) The Rangers just lost Martin Perez for several months with a fractured forearm. Perez was slated to be their #5. This is a team who has already shelved Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis to begin the season.
2) As we’ve discussed...
Lance Berkman hit his first home run of spring training, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday.
Mitch Moreland had a run-scoring single and Ian Kinsler drove in the other run with a sacrifice fly for the Rangers, who have won three of four.
Texas starter Robbie Ross, a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, allowed one run on four hits with a walk...
As we enter the third week of spring training, Kyle Lohse remains unsigned, a combination of salary demands and draft pick compensation scaring off many would-be suitors. Now, there may be an spot for Lohse to land.
Texas Rangers prospect Martin Perez was hit by a line drive while pitching Sunday, fracturing his forearm. Like the Yankees' Curtis Granderson, who broke his...
All signs are that the Texas Rangers have increased their
pursuit of free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse following Martin Perez’s broken forearm, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
signs are, #rangers have increased interest in lohse following perez mishap. org has been split (w/coaches in favor)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 4, 2013
Heyman adds that...
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The two ex-Rangers in the Phillies’ clubhouse, third baseman Michael Young and reliever Mike Adams, aren’t privy to the political maneuverings within their former team’s front office.
All Young and Adams know is this: If Nolan Ryan resigns as chief executive officer, as one published report recently suggested, the team’s fans will be upset.