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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 and Hamilton’s...
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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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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