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Rangers Rumors: Texas won't trade their big names

The Texas Rangers have taken the biggest hit from the injury bug this season. The only other team close to them in terms of bad luck with injuries is the Arizona Diamondbacks. For this reason, the Rangers feel that, despite their poor 39-58 record, they don't need to have a fire-sale. If all goes according to their plan, they will be able to re-tool for next season and hopefully...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers not ready to change goals for 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas - It's been an awful month for the Texas Rangers, who started Thursday on a seven-game slide and 12 ½ games out of first place in the American League West. But the club isn't ready to give up on the 2014 season just yet even though they are realistic about their current situation. "I think our focus has to be shrinking the scale a little bit,"...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' first-round pick Luis Ortiz never had pitching coach, 'just learned from TV'

Jon Daniels didn’t spare the praise when talking about Rangers draft pick Luis Ortiz. The Rangers general manager gushed about the right-handed pitcher from Sanger, California who Texas scooped up with the 30th overall pick in the draft Thursday. “We took him 30th in the country obviously, but we liked him as a top half (of the first round) elite kind of talent,” Daniels...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 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

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 rumors: Texas seeking rotation upgrade

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that he will consider trading for starting pitching, but he's only interested in making an addition if it offers the team a significant upgrade to their current rotation candidates. Daniels also said that he likes his young crop of starting pitchers, a group that includes Justin Grimm, Martin ...
Via MLB Injury News
June 27, 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

Rangers GM Daniels on Hamilton negotiations

During a press conference last month, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was asked if he felt he owed the organization anything in contract negotiations. The 2010 American League MVP responded by saying that he didn't. It was a somewhat surprising reaction that obviously made headlines. During a Wednesday radio interview, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels gave his thoughts...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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