ARLINGTON, Tx – In a report in Monday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, columnist Randy Galloway says Nolan Ryan could leave the Texas Rangers.
Ryan is baseball’s all-time strikeout leader. He pitched a record seven no-hitters, and was inducted into the Baseball Ball of Fame in 1999.
The Texas native has been the president of the team since 2008 and a part-owner since 2010. Many fans see him as the figure-head that led the Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011.
Rangers ownership announced Friday it promoted general manager Jon Daniels to president of baseball operations and chief operating officer Rick George to president of business operations. That leaves Nolan Ryan as the CEO, without much say in the day-to-day stuff. He’ll oversee “significant decisions.”
That’s only if he decides to stay. Galloway says if Ryan leaves, it could be by the end of spring training.
“To be able to stay involved with the ball club and maybe broaden my ability to do some things, it’s exciting,” said Nolan to CW33 news in an August, 2010 interview. That was when he become an owner of the team. For the man that said this, these changes might seem like he’s getting benched.