Nolan Ryan speaks in dugout…Garza, Washington, his future
Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan was in the dugout before Saturday’s game with Astros and answering questions from the media..
On his team: “This is an interesting ballclub. About the time you think we’re upside down, they come roaring back. We had a setback with the (Nelson Cruz) situation and we go out and get a quality bat with veteran experience. I feel really good where we are and what we’ve accomplished.”
If the Rangers should be considered the division front-runners… “I don’t know if we’re the frontrunners because you’re always just one injury away. We’d like to think we have the majority of our injuries behind us and can stay healthy down the stretch. But I feel better about our ballclub than I did a week ago or prior to getting Matt Garza.”
On his situation and future as Rangers CEO: “Things have settled down and I feel good about the ballclub and the way things are going. You just get through each season and see how you feel and how your health is. Do I anticipate changes… no.”
On Ron Washington: “The thing I love most about Ron as a manager is he takes whatever ballclub you give him and makes the most of it. He gets the players to believe in themselves and playing hard every day. I’m thrilled with the job Ron has done.”
On signing Matt Garza beyond this season: “It’s hard to say. You have to evaluate the ballclub and the market. It’s hard for me to speculate at this point.”