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Trade market - not free agency - more of a focus for Daniels, Rangers

Coming off a relatively surprising AL West title in 2015, the Texas Rangers will look to repeat next season - but they'll have to address a few areas in need of improvement in order to make that happen. At the annual winter meetings of MLB general managers last week, Rangers GM Jon Daniels spoke about the club's focus, expressing that the team could be willing to making an upgrade...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniels: Rangers not opposed to making catching upgrade

The Texas Rangers used journeyman catcher Chris GImenez in their lineup for parts of the ALDS against the Toronto Blue Jays. While Gimenez hit pretty well for the Rangers down the stretch, playing for the injured Robinson Chirinos, the fact that he was their de facto No. 1 backstop in the postseason was not exactly a best-case scenario for the club.That's probably why GM Jon Daniels is...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers GM: Players will be motivated through winter because 'losing sucks'

Coming off a 95-loss season in 2014, the Texas Rangers weren't expected to compete in 2015.Their response? They made a splash at the trade deadline, acquiring an ace for now and the future, and claimed the AL West title, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays in five games in the ALDS.On paper, it certainly seemed like a successful season, something general manager Jon Daniels would agree...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Benefits of bringing Hamilton back outweigh concerns

By Ian Casselberry What are the Texas Rangers thinking in making a trade for Josh Hamilton? The question was posed to me on a radio show this week, a day after the deal in which the Angels sent Hamilton back to Texas for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The terms of the deal sound far more cold and business-like than the emotional drama that surrounded the trade...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels and assistant sign 3-year contract extensions

The Texas Rangers are beginning the offseason by locking up two key members of their front office. The timing may seem odd following a terrible, injury wrecked season in which Texas went 67-95, but the two have guided the Rangers to become a very successful baseball team ever since 2005.General manager Jon Daniels and his assistant Thad Levine have signed three-year contract extensions...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers make deals with Daniels, Levine official

The Texas Rangers officially locked up their top two front-office talents Friday, getting multi-year contract extensions for both general manager Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine. Both Daniels and Levine, who came on board in October of 2005, were entering the final years of their contracts. "It's really about our whole baseball operations group and the desire...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Daniels regrets Matt Garza trade

Jon Daniels is regarded as a pretty good baseball executive but, like anyone else, he’s made some bad trades to go along with his good ones. One such trade is his acquisition of Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs last season, one that he now regrets. In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Daniels shared […]
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler says vitriolic comments critical of Texas Rangers ‘were taken out of context’

Assume damage control position. Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler jumped headfirst into backpedal mode on Tuesday regarding the inflammatory comments he made about the Texas Rangers that were published this week in an ESPN The Magazine interview. Kinsler called Rangers general manager Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” and also stated that he hopes his former […]The post Ian...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ranger Kinsler rips GM Daniels in article

There were few players more polarizing during their time with the Texas Rangers than second baseman Ian Kinsler. He's ruffling feathers now that he’s with Detroit too. In a story in ESPN The Magazine, Kinsler ripped general manager Jon Daniels and said he hoped the Rangers go winless this season. "Daniels is a sleazeball," Kinsler said in the story. Kinsler said he didn’t like...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler hopes the Rangers go 0-162, calls GM a 'sleazeball'

Ian Kinsler was not pleased when he was traded by the Texas Rangers this offseason. In an interview with Robert Sanchez of ESPN the Magazine, the new Tigers second baseman unloaded on his former team and general manager Jon Daniels. The issues started when Kinsler didn't want to change positions to accommodate top prospect Jurickson Profar following the trade of Michael Young....
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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