May 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers chief executive officer Nolan Ryan during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Texas won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros News And Notes: Nolan Ryan Meets With Astros; Deal Likely

With the offseason in full swing, I’ll try and recap the latest small tidbits of Astros information each week. The pieces of big news will receive its own articles but all small information will be recapped in Houston Astros News and Notes on each Friday.

The Astros met with Nolan Ryan this past week and it seems like it went well. Here’s what Ryan had to say:

“I had a very positive meeting with Jeff and then with Jim and just talked about what they would foresee my role with the organization might be,” he said. “So I left it with Jim that I’d get back with him. I wanted to give some thought to it. I’ll get back to him prior to Spring Training and let them know whether I’m interested in coming over or not.”

Ryan would be interested in working with his son, Astros President Reid Ryan, and it seems like he may be willing to join the Front Office as a consultant. Joining the Astros would likely brighten his image amongst Astros fans. Personally, I think it’d be great to bring Ryan on staff, as he could bring a lot to the Front Office as well as to the players themselves.

Maury Brown (Forbes) wrote an article yesterday speculating if Nolan Ryan can move all the way up to President/GM of the Astros.

Digest that for a second…

WHAT?!?!? When I read that headline, laughter ensued. Seriously Maury? Both Jeff Luhnow and Reid Ryan have done FANTASTIC jobs with the team, and I doubt ANY other executive could have done better than the two of them. If Crane and Nolan have a secret plan to knock Luhnow or Reid from their office, I and many other fans will blow a fit!

But let’s just assume that (above) is not the case. We should have an answer in a week or two whether or not Nolan will join the staff. If he does, it’s another win for the organization in an offseason which has been a huge success thus far.

 

Some Astros Articles From The Past Week At FanSided (House Of Houston / Climbing Tal’s Hill)

 

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