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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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers begin pivotal road trip Friday

ARLINGTON, Texas - It's fitting that in a season that almost nothing's gone right, the Texas Rangers start a pivotal road trip on Friday the 13th. While the Rangers have managed to hover around the .500 mark despite the 20 disabled list moves they've been forced to make, they haven't been able to keep pace in the American League West. But at least the Rangers will...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers now considering free agent Kendrys Morales

The first day of the amateur draft is over. Kendrys Morales is now on the clock. With losing a first-round draft choice no longer a consideration, teams are now more free to pursue the free agent switch-hitting DH and first baseman. The Rangers, according to two baseball sources, are in the mix. Rangers GM Jon Daniels did return a request for comment, but Daniels’ policy has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 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

Rangers Aren't Ready To Label Themselves Sellers

The Texas Rangers have suffered from a rash of injuries, but Jon Daniels isn't ready to declare the club sellers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. "Same as we always were ... we're in May," Daniels said. "The players aren't giving up, and we certainly aren't either.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Daniels addresses Rangers injury problems

Questions abound as the Rangers ended up using the disabled list on Friday for the 17th time, which is easily the most of any team in the Majors. The team has the most roster members on the disabled list with 13, with the Nationals coming in a distant second at 7. Obviously, general manager Jon Daniels has had to answer several questions, especially as it relates to the DL’s newest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Jon Daniels “tapping the brakes” on sending Derek Holland out on rehab stint

Rangers starter Derek Holland, out since mid-January after injuring his knee in a fall at home, feels ready to go out on a rehab assignment, but GM Jon Daniels is “tapping the breaks” on that idea, Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram reports. Holland had microfracture surgery on the knee and the team prefers the left-hander continue strengthening the muscles around the knee. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Fielder out with herniated disk in neck

ARLINGTON, Texas -- In the another day, another injury world of the Texas Rangers Saturday it was first baseman's Prince Fielder's turn to get hurt. Fielder was diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck. He received a nerve root injection Saturday morning and the Rangers are hoping he'll be able to return to the lineup Tuesday when Texas hosts Seattle. Fielder has...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers could send Profar to Surprise next week

ARLINGTON, Texas - While the Texas Rangers made wholesale changes to their current second base situation Thursday, more could be coming. Second baseman Jurickson Profar, who has been on the disabled list all season with a muscle tear in his right shoulder, will likely head to Arizona next week to continue his rehab. Profar is on the 60-day DL and isn't eligible to play until...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre expected to hit DL

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (quad) could be headed to the disabled list according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels. “It’s a tough thing, you see a game like last night and you’re dying to have his bat in there,” Daniels said. “But the last thing you want is for him to grab onto it again and then he’s down for 2-3 months instead of 2-3 weeks.” The Rangers plan...
Via Tireball.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers optimistic Darvish will return soon

The Texas Rangers should have a better idea of a return plan for Yu Darvish after Monday's Opening Day game. Darvish, who is on the disabled list with a stiff neck, is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday. "The reports have been real, real positive to this point," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "Let us sit down and get together before we decide...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanner Scheppers atop unexpected Rangers rotation

Not even general manager Jon Daniels could announce the Texas Rangers’ season-opening rotation without having a little fun, offering a whole dollar to the media member who could correctly guess the No. 5 starter. But even the first four Daniels named Wednesday, the club’s last day at the Surprise Recreation Campus, were unexpected as a whole. Only left-hander Martin Perez survived...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' disastrous spring training close to concluding

The most disastrous Rangers spring training of the past decade is just days from ending. After the latest news on Yu Darvish was announced Tuesday, I suggested the organization go ahead and call it a spring. It's hard to look at this current roster and envision any scenario where the Rangers surpass the Oakland A's this season. And give this thing another week and I might...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz will start the year in AAA

“We optioned Neftali with the goal of working with him to get back to where we all know he can be,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement.  “He’s healthy and his work ethic has been solid, but he needs some work and the best place to get him that is in Round Rock right now.  I expect he’ll be back as soon as he’s ready to help us.”   -Rangers GM...
Via The Outside Corner
March 25, 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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Meaning Of Being Team Captain In Modern Sports

Earlier this week, an embittered Ian Kinsler took aim at his former boss with the Texas Rangers, general manager Jon Daniels. Among all of the vitriol he spewed toward Daniels, Kinsler did express his dismay on filling the leadership void created when Michael Young was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies prior to last season. Because […]The post The Meaning Of Being Team Captain...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kinsler: “GM Jon Daniels is a Sleazeball”

If you were waiting for that first eye-grabbing, explosive quote-machine interview of the spring, it was rolled out in front of us today courtesy of ESPN the Magazine. Ian Kinsler didn’t mix any words when talking about his former General Manager in Texas, Jon Daniels. “Daniels is a sleazeball,” he says. “He got in good with the owners and straight pushed Ryan out. He thought...
Via Diamond Hoggers
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kinsler's rants reveal more about himself than Rangers' management

Anyone who follows the Texas Rangers shouldn't be surprised to read Ian Kinsler's rip job of the club and G.M. Jon Daniels. We all knew this day was coming. Because that's who Kinsler is. He's surly, cocky and competitive. He's the kind of guy you want on your team when things are going well for him. When they're not, he wears his emotions on his sleeve. So...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Washington responds to Ian Kinsler, defends Jon Daniels

Those wild comments by Ian Kinsler in which he called Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” certainly hit a nerve, and they led to a response from his former team. Speaking from the Rangers’ spring training site in Surprise, Ariz., Daniels understood Kinsler’s anger, calling the former Rangers infielder a “competitor” and saying that’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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

Rangers add year to manager Ron Washington's deal

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington finally has a contract past this season. General manager Jon Daniels said Monday that the Rangers have added a year to Washington's contract through 2015. Washington is the team's winningest manager with 611 wins over seven seasons, and led Texas to its only two World Series appearances. The Rangers had last extended Washington's...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers extend manager Ron Washington through 2015

Ron Washington won’t be a lame-duck manager this season. The Texas Rangers and Washington agreed to a contract extension through the 2015 season, general manager Jon Daniels announced on Monday. “I thought this was a foregone conclusion, this guy has been our leader through a lot of tremendous times,” Daniels said. “You’re talking about a tenured veteran guy who this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson tweets he's going to Rangers spring training March 3

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Russell Wilson took to Twitter Thursday to answering one of the burning spring training question for the Rangers. When will Wilson show up at spring training? The Super Bowl-winning quarterback was selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft and hoped he'd make an appearance at spring training, if for nothing else than to talk to the younger players about leadership...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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