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Levine withdraws from Arizona GM search

Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers' assistant general manager, has withdrawn his name for the vacant GM job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Levine, who has been the No. 2 man to Jon Daniels the last nine seasons, spoke with Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa about his desire to remain in Texas. The Diamondbacks, who have a 66-88 mark entering Tuesday's play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ron Washington Left Rangers Due To Alleged Sexual Assault, Legal Matter

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned from his position for personal matters. By all indications it was not because of his job performance, and general manager Jon Daniels said that he would have kept Washington on as manager in 2015. That led many to speculate about why Washington decided to resign. Initially people suspected it could’ve been drugs or addiction...
Via Geeks and Cleats
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers have begun discussing long-term extension for Jon Daniels

You start with a simple statement: The Rangers are about to lose 100 games. Then you proceed to the next step, a not-so-simple question: How do you begin the rebuilding process following a 100-loss season? If you are Rangers ownership, you probably start by committing to the architect who “built” the 100-loss juggernaut in the first place. And commitment these days comes in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ron Washington’s Argument With GM Lead To Resignation

The latest news surrounding former Rangers manager Ron Washington. As we reported yesterday, Ron Washington resigned from his role as the manager for the Texas Rangers after taking them to two World Series. Recent reports have said that the reasoning behind Washington’s resignation are related to an argument he had with the Rangers’ general manager dealing with All-Star pitcher...
Via Geeks and Cleats
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ comments add more mystery to Ron Washington’s resignation

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned abruptly on Friday citing an off-the-field personal matter. Washington didn’t give many details in his resignation statement other than making it clear that he wasn’t walking away because of “the disappointing performance of the team this season.” GM Jon Daniels was also tight-lipped on Washington’s resignation during the Rangers’...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Ron Washington's departure sad, shocking

When the manager of a major-league team on pace to lose 100 games resigns late in the season, it shouldn't be a shock. But Ron Washington's decision to walk away from the Texas Rangers on Friday was a surprise to nearly everyone. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Washington's departure had nothing to do with his team's "on-field" performance. Washington...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan, GM Jon Daniels nearly came to blows?

Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels nearly came to blows in a heated confrontation on Tuesday night, according to a report from 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “New School” hosts Shan Shariff and RJ Choppy of The Fan say the two Texas Rangers executives were face-to-face and had to be separated by manager Ron Washington. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Rangers GM expects contract extension for Washington

ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said his preference would be to get a new contract for manager Ron Washington done this offseason. Washington is entering the final year of his contract and while there have been no talks about an extension past the 2014 season, they appear likely. Daniels said he's prefer to not talk publicly about contract talks...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Daniels gets promotion, new title

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has gotten a new title. The Rangers on Friday announced that Daniels has been promoted to president of baseball operations/general manager. He says his role will remain the same. Texas said chief operating officer Rick George also got a promotion, and will now be the team's president of business operations. When Daniels became the...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

New title won't impact Daniels' GM job

The Texas Rangers have added another title to general manager Jon Daniels' business card. The club promoted Daniels to president of baseball operationsgeneral manager Friday. Daniels will continue with his GM duties and still report to team president Nolan Ryan. Texas also promoted Rick George to president of business operations. He had been the club's chief operating officer...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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