Calling the shots in Arlington 

March, 6, 2013
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The buzz around Texas Rangers camp in recent days has CEO Nolan Ryan as the possible odd man out in a front office shuffle.

The Rangers named Jon Daniels president of baseball operations Friday, paving the way for assistant general manager Thad Levine to eventually become the GM, and for A.J. Preller, senior director of player personnel, to continue in a prominent role.

Ryan has lost a little authority in the process, and that makes sense, writes Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPNDallas.com. “As much as Ryan has done for the Rangers, JD has made the vast majority of key moves that helped the Rangers advance to the World Series two of the past three seasons,” Taylor says.