There are a lot of good things going on for the Houston Astros and there have been quite a few things like that going on for a little while. A lot of those are off of the diamond of course so the fans likely find it difficult to always see the positive direction that the franchise is taking. The rumored addition of Nolan Ryan to the front office staff will be a behind the scenes move that everyone sees clearly.
The track record that Ryan brings with him is pretty obvious to anyone looking. While he was around the Texas Rangers organization things really started going in the right direction. He wasn’t in complete control of everything but his opinion most definitely mattered more than a little as president. He won’t have that role with the Astros but his good sense in move-making around baseball is difficult to argue with.
With the good minds they already have in place, like the GM who helped build the extremely successful machine that is the St. Louis Cardinals organization, Ryan’s addition can only take things to the next level in a good way. The writing could be clearly seen on the wall when his son took charge of the Astros and sure enough they will soon benefit. I can find very little wrong with this looming addition.