Jim Reeves has a column up at ESPN Dallas about the Jon Daniels/Nolan Ryan dynamic, and how the relationship between the two has improved of late.
Reeves has praise for both parties, and suggests that a lot of the tension that existed between them the first 12-18 months Ryan was with the Rangers was a result of Tom Hicks having Daniels report directly to Hicks, rather than Ryan.
Chain of command issues were a Hicks bugaboo throughout his tenure as a sports team owner, so this is no particular surprise. Reeves says, though, that since Daniels started reporting to Ryan earlier this offseason, things have improved dramatically and the two have developed a very solid working relationship.
An interesting piece, worth checking out...