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Nolan Ryan joins Astros

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by J.R., Feb 11, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>MLB sources: Nolan Ryan has agreed to join the Astros organization as an advisor to owner Jim Crane, GM Jeff Luhnow and team Pres. Reid Ryan</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/statuses/433348038812110849">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>MLB sources: In joining the Astros as an advisor Nolan Ryan will work with both the team's business operations and baseball operations.</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/statuses/433348654615654401">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. VooDooPope

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    Nolan and Reid. Can you please change the Round Rock Expess back to an Astro's farm club. I can't go to the ball park in Round Rock to support a Texas Rangers team. Thanks.
     
  3. leroy

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    This times infinity million.

    Opening series this season is against OKC. That's the only time I go back since they changed affiliations.

    Welcome back home, Nolan!
     
  4. Do WHAT?

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    Do the Ryan's still own the Round Rock minor league affliation?
     
  5. Toast

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    YES!

    (He could probably still pitch better than at least 3 of our starting 5 today.)
     
  6. leroy

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    Yes. Ryan-Sanders Baseball Group still owns the Express. Deal runs through 2018.

    I wonder if there are any buy-out provisions in the contract.
     
  7. RockFanFirst

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    This has to be Jim Crane's fault.

    (sorry, wrong thread).
     
  8. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jeff Luhnow putting out fire before it can even start: “We've had multiple conversations with him, he completely buys into our strategy”</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/statuses/433363439235244034">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“I’m very excited to be back with the Astros,” Nolan said. “I’m happy to assist Jim, Jeff (Luhnow) &amp; Reid (Ryan) in any way I can.&quot;</p>&mdash; Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) <a href="https://twitter.com/OrtizKicks/statuses/433363094803185664">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on Nolan Ryan: &quot;I don't foresee any problems. I think it's a win win all around.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/statuses/433363086414585856">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jeff Luhnow on Nolan Ryan hire: “Everybody knows their role, and we're all shooting toward the same goal and I think Nolan understands that&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/statuses/433362949009186816">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;He will be an integral part of our management team,&quot; Crane added. &quot;Nolan wants to be a part of our success moving forward.”</p>&mdash; Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) <a href="https://twitter.com/OrtizKicks/statuses/433362864032604160">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“We will use his experience, expertise and knowledge to improve the Astros in all areas,&quot; Crane said.</p>&mdash; Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) <a href="https://twitter.com/OrtizKicks/statuses/433362788950343680">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Astros have officially announced Nolan's hiring. “We’re extremely pleased to have Nolan as part of our organization,” Jim Crane said.</p>&mdash; Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) <a href="https://twitter.com/OrtizKicks/statuses/433362697606799361">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Astros&amp;src=hash">#Astros</a> have named Nolan Ryan as club’s Executive Advisor. (photo taken at Reid Ryan's hiring as President last May) <a href="http://t.co/4RO98S0qcX">pic.twitter.com/4RO98S0qcX</a></p>&mdash; Houston Astros (@astros) <a href="https://twitter.com/astros/statuses/433361993026641920">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  9. Roc Paint

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    Welcome back Nolan Ryan.

    Great news for the Astros moving forward.
     
  10. Granville

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    Good to have Nolan back where he belongs.
     
  11. RKREBORN

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    Now only if that a-hole had worn an Astros cap
     
  12. Roc Paint

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    You can bet your bottom dollar that he'll be wearing one now. :)
     
  13. TheRealist137

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    i don't want the guy that forced the astros to move to the al on the team.
     
  14. RootHouston

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    Welcome back Nolie, now don't get near Jeff Luhnow please.
     
  15. Brando2101

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    I think he means on his hall of fame cap. He chose a Rangers cap.
     
  16. RKREBORN

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    Thank you! How can people forget this?
     
  17. Harden2Dwight

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    Someone's a little bitter huh?

    Selig is the one you should be mad at
     
  18. Jturbofuel

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    If he can convince Selig to move us back to the NL he can have the job.
     
  19. J.R.

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    Both but whatever.
     
  20. juicystream

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    That would be Selig, but yeah, I'm still mad about him supporting the move, even though it was in his best interest at the time.

    I'm not at all mad at Ryan about the HOF cap (which actually should be blank), because that was John McMullen's fault.
     

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