Ending six weeks of internal drama and intense speculation about his future, Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan on Wednesday agreed to stay with the club for the foreseeable future. The Rangers made the official announcement in a Wednesday evening press release. “After productive discussions the last several weeks with Ray Davis and Bob Simpson about the structure of our organization, together we are moving forward,” Ryan said in the release. “In my role as CEO, I am focused on working closely with ownership and with Jon Daniels and Rick George to build on the success of the past five years and to bring a championship to Arlington.” Co-chairmen of the board Ray Davis and Bob Simpson added: “We’ve had meaningful conversations with Nolan Ryan over the past several weeks and are pleased that our focus is now on working together to win a championship for our fans. Over the years Nolan has made extraordinary contributions to the Texas Rangers organization, both on and off the field, including providing valuable guidance to Jon Daniels and Rick George. His leadership as our chief executive – with both baseball and business operations reporting to him – has been vital to our success and offers us a bright future.” Ryan’s position with the club had been in question since March 1 when the club removed the president’s title from his grasp and split it between general manager Jon Daniels (over baseball operations) and Rick George (over business operations). Ryan felt the move left him with no real authority and sought clarification from ownership. He left spring training to fly back to North Texas for meetings with Co-Chairmen of the Board Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. At that meeting the duo tried to assure Ryan that his role had not been significantly changed.
After 'productive discussions,' Nolan Ryan agrees to stay with Rangers
Dallas Morning News | Apr 11