Sometimes baseball men are grown in families. That doesn’t always mean everyone is a hall-of-fame player however. The Houston Astros subscribe to that theory and show so by signing Reid Ryan as their new President. The son of baseball legend Nolan Ryan, Reid Ryan has history in just about every facet of the game and will be a big positive move for this franchise as they continue to move towards the future.
Much is said of the frustrations that come from the Miami Marlins fan base as they continue to be frustrated with their owner’s handling of the team. Maybe that is justified and maybe it is not but I know this. If you want to see a young team trying to rebuild for long term success, look no further than the Astros. The move to bring in Ryan is further proof of that. He will bring a positive outlook and a strong opinion to most situations.
As the team continues to have struggles on the field, I still can’t help but smile when I look at their coming future. They will have rocky paths to get through but make no mistake about it, this Astros franchise will be a winner again and when they get there they will stay there. An interesting note about Ryan being at the position he is with the Astros. Fellow AL West team and current powerhouse Texas Rangers also have a Ryan in their front office. Won’t it be interesting in a few years to watch father and son duke it out for the AL West crown? I think so and I can’t wait.