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Daniels in Japan to see two-way star Ohtani

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is in Japan on a scouting trip to watch pitcher Shohei Ohtani. It is similar to a scouting trip Daniels took in 2011 that eventually led to the Rangers' signing of pitcher Yu Darvish.
Via Rangers.com
11 days ago

Rougned Odor’s extension with Rangers includes two horses

Rougned Odor’s contract extension with the Texas Rangers appears to be emboldening all of the neigh-sayers.Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports on Thursday that the six-year, $49.5 million agreement between Odor and the Rangers also includes two horses. The 23-year-old infielder apparently raises them in his spare time. Rangers GM Jon Daniels confirmed the inclusion of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Rangers leaving door open for Edwin Encarnacion pursuit

The Texas Rangers are keeping one eye on the Edwin Encarnacion situation. The free agent slugger remains without a team, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels didn’t rule out a pursuit. Jon Daniels Leaves door OPEN on Edwin: "Are we open to the right fit? Of course. It's gotta be the right situation to do it." #Rangers #MLB — Casey Stern (@CaseyStern) December 14, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers GM says team may look to improve bullpen

The Texas Rangers have been playing good ball this season and currently have the best record in the American League. Considering they’re in really good shape as the All-Star break approaches, you wouldn’t view them as a team with many weaknesses. They don’t feel they have many either, but one area GM Jon Daniels says the club would like to improve is in the bullpen. “The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels doesn’t want Rougned Odor to change

Major League Baseball on Tuesday brought down the hammer on Rougned Odor, suspending the Texas Rangers shortstop eight games for his role in Sunday’s brawl with the Toronto Blue Jays, an ugly skirmish highlighted by Odor landing a vicious punch on Jose Bautista. Despite the punishment, hand-wringing and subsequent commentary, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels doesn’t want...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 18, 2016  |  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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 14, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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....
Via The Outside Corner
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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