Source: Reid Ryan to be named president

Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president of CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, will be named as the next president of the Astros, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Thursday.

Ryan, who runs the Triple-A Round Rock Express (Rangers) and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros), both of which are owned by Nolan Ryan and Houston businessman Don Sanders, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday.

The position as president of the Astros became open when George Postolos announced Monday he was stepping down.

Reid Ryan didn’t return a phone call seeking comment late Wednesday, and the Astros are not commenting on the search for a new president.

Reid Ryan serves on the Board of Trustees for Minor League Baseball, the executive committee of the Pacific Coast League and is the Board of Trustees representative for the Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO). He’s also involved in many other business ventures including real estate, banking and the restaurant industry.

His father, Nolan Ryan, played 27 years in the Major Leagues, including nine with the Astros, and became baseball’s all-time strikeout leader before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. He’s currently president and CEO of the Rangers.

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I’m excited about this hire. I think Reid will be a welcome addition to the front office and hopefully a positive face for the team. We all know we need some good positiveness right now!!

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Brian, this is a man of great insights on players, he has the background,played the game, would be a great selection for the Astros, so, it will be interesting what will come of the interest in him !!!                                                               Ralph

       

San Antonio is the great untapped market in Texas Baseball. We are neither a Rangers town or a Astros town. However that could change in a heartbeat with a AAA franchise here. We don’t care about the AA San Antonio Missions b/c we don’t care about the parent team, the SD Padres. Plus the Mission’s ballpark is in an inconvienent location next to an Air Force Base. BUT, if the Astros were to build a nice little AAA park close to downtown and move the team here, we WOULD care about the team, because we care about the parent team. Plus, San Antonio is not a AA city. We are bigger that most Major League cities and deserve at least AAA. We are also alot closer to Houston than OKC. Call ups would be an easy drive down I-10. Hopefully Reid Ryan will figure this out and tap a HUGE market of loyal ‘Stros fans. As succesful as the Hooks are in Corpus Christi, a AAA team in San Antonio would be even better.

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