Tim Cowlishaw has a column up at the DMN, and he takes Nolan Ryan to task for his silence over the past week:
He maintains that authority in 2013. He is the club’s chief executive officer. And yet you would never know the Rangers had anyone in charge, given Ryan’s refusal to publicly comment on announcements now seven days old.
Mr. Ryan: It’s time to start acting like a real CEO, not someone who was banished to the corner of the classroom.
Cowlishaw basically accuses Ryan of pouting over the team making official what has been generally true for years -- that Jon Daniels is the one who makes the baseball decisions for the Rangers -- and says the responsibility of any CEO when his organization is dealing with this sort of drama is to step up to the plate and make a statement, be it that everything is fine, or everything isn't fine, or what have you.
And this is probably what bothers me more than anything else right now...Jon Daniels is stepping up and saying the right things, Bob Simpson is stepping up and saying the right things, current and former Rangers are speaking up, but Ryan refuses to say anything.