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It's all going to eventually "play out". It seems, on the surface, there's a bigger game being played within the front office over our ball team in Surprise, Arizona. It's Good Ol' Texas Hold'em.Be careful Gents, this is our baby ball club you're throwing in as pot rewards, not just fat owner money.Sir Daniels playing seemingly unaware of a discourse. Sir Ryan staring quietly terse, but unresponsive.
The Bankers (owners) of this game have 2 1/2 years of baseball business. They've now become dangerous!Implementing this forced game was dumb. This decision may eventually trump the infamous signing of A-Rod, in the forty year history of the Texas Ranger Baseball Club.
Some may put their chips down on red, some on black. Either way, the odds aren't great in this spin the wheel.What stability we grew before and during the bankruptcy, is now becoming another dice roll, as our "odd" 2013 Ranger team. Play it out sure, but I hope it has some social decorum fitting of what we thought we had built beforeand during the bankruptcy. Most Ranger fans perceived a lasting, stable foundation for our beat-up baseball club.
Mr. Simpson/Mr. Davis, Simple question: Can your forced debacle end in proper decorum, with integrity & respect?
Um.... Come again? Im not sure I follow.
I like the fact you're using a metaphor, but this is #toomuch.
Letting Nolan go (which I'm not even convinced was, in any way, implied by JD's promotion) wouldn't be a bad baseball decision. Letting JD go, would. With the departure of JD, you're letting the architect of the Rangers walk away. Nolan is simply a rubber stamp.
Keep Nolan. I want Oswalt back.
Typical goofus responses by two dimwits in here ^^^above. This Ryan/Daniels bit is a BS poker game. The owners created job promotions, without even thinking of the repercussions. Daniels didn't soften Ryan's input. The owners are oblivious to what they've done.Incredible inanes, by the owner faction. Ryan was the force that got these two fat cats involved in the ownership. Why does Nolan even have to face the indignant actions, of the idiot owners? Simpson/Davis screws it up.
@PTWhattya xpect in here? It's the fart and fall down crowd, with a beer in each hand and two in the beerhelmet on head. Good post Hubs. It's really too bad that Ryan actually brought national credibility to theTexas Rangers. It's wonderful that JD has the focus and team work, that will sustain a winning product on the field. Now we find that our two fat cat owners has thrown Ryan under the bus and stabbed him inthe back.
I guess now it unfolds in truth. It's really not Ryan v. Daniels. We have two totally insensitive ownersthat think they know best on how to run a baseball club! Ryan saves the Club not once, but twice andthey're ready to throw him to the curb by offering Daniels the CEO position of the Rangers w/o tellingNolan Ryan? That's not a Texas Poker Game for me. That's a bare knuckle punch to chins and noses.
NOTE: Sorry I couldn't "spell it out" MORE clearly, but I had to wait for the news to hit the public first.
WTF??? Just say what you have to say and quit trying to post a resume for a writing job!!!
Richard Durrett said it best, "Nolan gets all the credit but Daniels has done all the work".
If as Galloway says that Nolan basically did another "Me or Him" demand from Nolan in regards to Daniels, then the Owners absolutely acted correctly.
Nolan has shown himself to be clueless about baseball decisions in the past couple of years. Not a single free agent has been acquired due to Nolan other than Roy Oswalt.
Nolan was against Yu Darvish. Nolan was for Roy Oswalt.
That is pretty much all I need to know to understand that Nolan is out of touch.
I have long thought Nolan was a meddling owner in over his head and now it sounds like he is a bully too.
"No, wait. It's gotta be your bull."
mhilgtx--what color is the sky in your world! you are clueless
@PT: "The owners are oblivious to what they've done. Why does Nolan even have to face the indignant actions, of the idiot owners? Simpson/Davis screws it up."
Because we all know you become a billionaire by being stupid. You must be halfway there, based on your comment.
Ryan is a minority owner, and was brought in by Chuck Greenburg, as were the others, to form the current group. Nolan was the figurehead that gets the credit for the work that the real brains (JD & Co.) put together. Nolan has certainly done his fair share of good, but his undermining of JD and Wash in baseball business is exactly what happened with Greenburg trying to get Cliff Lee... When you lord authority that isn't practiced through the right controls and chanels, you get ousted.
I have a feeling when the word finally gets out on what the hell happened in November that JD & Co and Nolan's beefs disagreed so strongly about to cause JD being offered CEO and President and only accepting the latter, we'll understand this much better.
But Simpson/Davis certainly are not to blame for Ryan overstepping his bounds and interferring with JD's masterplan.
Why sare Rangrer fans such idiots?
Good job Galloway. Way ahead of the curve on this one. Thanx Hubz for bringing it to the forefront here.All the lil' bitches can still whine, without a clue or just whine, because that's all they do. Ooo, nerdigirls!
PT: Ryan was the force that got these two fat cats involved in the ownership.
You know Nolan is buddies with Jim Crane... the guy who Nolan bid against. #factcheck.
Look, Ryan is a crybaby. He whined about Greenberg and now he's whining about who knows what. I hope he goes to Houston. It won't hurt us a bit. He is the Michael Jordan of baseball ownership. Basically we used him to sit with that asshole Bush because nobody else wanted to.
I think there's value in both JD and Nolan. Nolan did bring a legitimacy to the organization that Hicks had pretty much pissed away. I think he started getting the purse strings reopened after Hicks had them surgically closed. I don't think Nolan is an evaluator of talent. JD is the GM who brought in the talent we currently have and brought his team together.
To me this feels like something that was a surprise to Nolan. Probably shocked him, but that makes a lot of sense in the long run. Moving JD to president of baseball ops opens the door to promote one of the two main assistants to GM to prevent them from leaving. Keeping together this front office group should be a primary focus.
Hopefully, its just a misunderstanding that gets ironed out with time and everything basically goes back to working the way that he has been for a while, because it was working well.
Being a billionaire doesn't make you smart. Most times your lucky or act on good tips, recon info.Like borrowing money to the hilt and throwing it "all in" on a hopeful glory hole. Liquid Gold, baby!
Of course, Daddy's money carries some weight also. Mark Cuban is a rare example of smarts=$$.Simpson/Davis have stirred up an unneeded hornets nest. I'd call that dumb. Maybe the biggestDUMB ever in Texas Sports, which they have no clue about. If they would do that to a Texas Icon,whattaya think they'll do if Daniels 2013 club fails from his efforts, or worse, for the next 3-5 years?Yea, he's gone too. Do you really think either Simpson or Davis understands SABR or even OPS?
I wish Cuban had bought the team now.
It's highly unlikely anyone that posts on this site's forums is privy to all the facts about the business of the FO and even more unlikely anyone could offer convincing proof that they are. Without knowing all the facts, any conjecture at this point likely won't fall far from a flimsy declarative statement created from a predisposition on one's feelings for Ryan and/or JD. Personally, I think it's unlikely that we will ever know all the facts but until something more actually happens I don't see any positives from speculation.
@DRI don't think anyone is asking you to speculate. It's obvious the subject is very polarizing.Whether there were actual fractions between Daniels and/or his crew vs. the same as Nolan's,is only conjecture. The fact is that Simpson/Davis drove a wedge between the two with anorganizational change. You don't run a sports business that makes hundreds of meaningfuldecisions daily and expect a well run machine. For that matter I doubt a hot dog vender couldwork in the same atmosphere either. It's the coldest business decision I have ever heard of. Whether you're a Ryan man or a Daniels guy, it makes no difference. It was a blind head shot.The fact that there was a publicized change and that Ryan has gone mute, makes it only louder.
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