Nolan Ryan Is Leaving the Rangers

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For a while now, at least since March, the writing on the wall has suggested that Nolan Ryan's exit from the Rangers' front office was imminent.

That writing has now migrated from the wall and into an official announcement from the club. His tenure as CEO officially ends on Halloween.

"This organization is in good hands," he said in the release. "I am leaving with a lot of great memories from my tenure here and I know the organization will continue to thrive in the years to come."

See also: Is Nolan Ryan Leaving the Rangers?

Ryan became the team's president in 2008, 15 years after retiring as a player. When general manager Jon Daniels and COO Rick George took over day-to-day operations in the spring, Ryan flirted semi-publicly with leaving but was ultimately convinced to stay.

So far at least, there hasn't been much reporting or speculation on why he decided to leave now. Maybe a second late-season Rangers implosion was too much to bear. Or maybe he just wanted to spend more time with his all-natural Nolan Ryan-brand beef.


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ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

He is 66 years old and running an MLB organization is no easy task.


Besides, he did take the Rangers to 2 World Series ...


Besides, I have a lot of respect for this guy (as opposed to the clown next door).

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I love Charisse Tinsley on channel 4 news, but this was her lead story last night and she went on and on as if her best friend died.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

As The Hardline succinctly put it, this feels like the day Tom Landry was fired.We knew it was coming, but it still sucks.

Shamelessbrewer
Shamelessbrewer

Its very strange that a person in such a highly visible role, turned in a two week notice.

IMHO
IMHO

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Myrna ... I dont know how many times I have seen you comment on her and never, ever get her name right. It is Clarice.

Mervis_Earl
Mervis_Earl

Legal mumbo jumbo for he leaves when all the paperwork is signed to sell his piece. He is not just an employee.

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