MLB Owners Officially Approve Ray Davis As Rangers' "Control Person"
MLB owners on Thursday during their quarterly meetings approved Rangers co-Chair Ray Davis as the team's “control person," according to Evan Grant of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The role "does not denote primary ownership, but rather a person who is accountable to MLB for the operation of the club and compliance with MLB’s rules." In "practical application, Davis becomes the person that MLB commissioner Bud Selig will call if there are any issues with the Rangers." The "importance of the move is that Davis is now eligible to be placed on significant ownership committees" (DALLASNEWS.com, 11/14). In Ft. Worth, Jeff Wilson notes the Rangers will "continue to operate as they have the past eight months" since the front-office hierarchy was reorganized. President of Baseball Operations & GM Jon Daniels and Exec VP/Ballpark Operations Rob Matwick, "who will be taking over the business side, will report directly to ownership when needed." Daniels said, "It shouldn't change much. It's the same decision-making process. Obviously, major decisions we'll make as an organization and up through ownership" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 11/15).