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Nolan Ryan makes an expected exit

Rangers lose face of the franchise, who decided front-office drama not worth it

Updated: October 18, 2013, 2:48 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Together Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels turned the Texas Rangers from an irrelevant franchise into one of the best in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers won a couple of AL West titles, made World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011 and participated in the wild-card game last season. They won at least 90 games in each of the past four seasons, something only Tampa Bay can match in the American League.

Still, there wasn't quite enough credit to go around for ...

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