Galloway, Heyman with columns on the Ryan flap

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Galloway, Heyman with columns on the Ryan flap

Two more heavy-hitters are out with new columns on the Nolan Ryan drama this morning...

First, there is Randy Galloway, who has his new column (which is for Saturday's paper, and thus refers to "Day Nine" of silence from Nolan, when today would be "Day Eight") up, in which he says Nolan is expected to speak next week, and takes on some members of the media over their coverage of the drama.

Randy also responds to the Evan Grant column in which Jon Daniels denies being offered the CEO position. He seems put out at Daniels, saying that he's playing "word games" because Daniels "no-commented" that question when Galloway asked him on Tuesday, denied it when Grant asked him the question, apparently, yesterday, but then acknowledged he was offered the role of president of both baseball and business operations. Galloway thinks that denying he was offered the CEO job but admitting that he was offered the total president job is splitting hairs, it seems.

In any case, Galloway seems a little put out with both Jon Daniels and Bob Simpson for the way they are handling this, and is calling for both of them to be straight about what power Nolan Ryan still has, rather than playing "word games."

Jon Heyman, meanwhile, has a lengthy column in which he calls Daniels one of the two or three best g.m.s in the game and praises his work, while essentially scolding Ryan for pouting, and predicting that Ryan will end up losing this battle.

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