Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Despite being a Texas legend, it’s Nolan Ryan who is at fault in Rangers front-office flap

In the 11 days since someone in Ryan’s camp leaked to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram his dissatisfaction with the Rangers’ new power structure that took away his title of team president, all Ryan has mustered publicly is a statement that said absolutely nothing, a hubristic response unbecoming a CEO whose organization is in crisis mode. Meanwhile, ownership has bowed to the altar of his Nolan Ryanness, saying pretty, pretty please stick around. President of baseball operations Jon Daniels, who was promoted to that position from general manager in order to give bigger titles to his consiglieres and keep them with the Rangers, has talked about what a pleasure it is to work with an icon. And all the people wanting to speak the truth have bit their tongues because revealing it amid Ryan’s tantrum would be hypocritical.

Since no one else seems inclined to say it, then, here it is: Nolan Ryan is acting like a big baby.

But big babies need the most attention!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 14, 2013 at 05:13 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jeff passan, jon daniels, nolan ryan, rangers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Sunday silence Posted: March 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM (#4388746)
I actually read the article and found nothing to explain what happened or any facts. Just a bunch of cliches: Ryan's a baby, Ryan has nowhere else to go; really he should shut up; his speech was nothing. Maybe post the speech so we can read it and form an opinion? I dunno; is Passan well respected?
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM (#4388748)
Two words: Ryan: Front Office: Noogies

(ok, that's four)
   3. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: March 15, 2013 at 06:25 AM (#4388783)
I read the first sentence of the excerpt and decided that it was an opinion piece, and not worthy of my time and effort to read it. I glanced at the rest of the excerpt and confirmed my initial assessment.

Just because they write it doesn't mean we should read it.
   4. Mom makes botox doctors furious Posted: March 15, 2013 at 07:30 AM (#4388789)
If you build it, they still won't come

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
greenback needs muscle
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems
(2066 - 10:59pm, Feb 13)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(770 - 10:46pm, Feb 13)
Last: Tom Cervo, backup catcher

NewsblogBrian Kenny: HALL OF FAME'S ANTI-RECENCY BIAS
(83 - 10:46pm, Feb 13)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogJennry Mejia permanently banned by MLB for third PED test
(25 - 9:28pm, Feb 13)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogDusty Baker survived ruin and humiliation. With the Nationals, he can go out on top. | The Washington Post
(30 - 9:24pm, Feb 13)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogA wild pitch from Montreal: Split the Rays with Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times
(14 - 9:03pm, Feb 13)
Last: Rickey! doesn't think YR is a less terrible Sam

NewsblogWrigleyville - What a Slutter Does, Has Done, and Might Do for Jake Arrieta
(14 - 8:28pm, Feb 13)
Last: Squash

NewsblogCC Sabathia: Alcohol rehab couldn’t wait until after postseason | Newsday
(5 - 8:11pm, Feb 13)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogDeadspin: Kansas City Star Baseball Writer Publishes Same Column He Wrote A Year Ago
(13 - 8:00pm, Feb 13)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogRed Sox should be better than last year ... but are we sure they’re going to be good? - Red Sox - Boston.com
(6 - 7:57pm, Feb 13)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogJacob deGrom to Mets: ‘Willing’ to do long-term deal now
(17 - 6:37pm, Feb 13)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(170 - 6:09pm, Feb 13)
Last: Spivey

NewsblogTop 100 Prospects - BaseballAmerica.com
(14 - 6:09pm, Feb 13)
Last: Torn_cuff (Special Ability Extra)

NewsblogWorld Baseball Classic Qualifier (Sydney) Day 1 OMNICHATTER
(19 - 3:23pm, Feb 13)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1990 Discussion
(31 - 2:21pm, Feb 13)
Last: dlf

Page rendered in 0.1955 seconds
47 querie(s) executed