Jon Daniels Five Biggest Mistakes Since 2010
By Ben Dieter
5. Christain Guzman and Jorge Cantu –
Mar 3, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians in a spring training game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers were having a very good season in 2010, and they shocked the world by landing Cliff Lee before the trade deadline. But, for some reason, Jon Daniels thought that they needed two more guys to help them get to the post season. Thus, he made the trades for Guzman and Cantu. The Texas Rangers traded Tanner Roark and Ryan Tatusko to the Nationals for Guzman, who really never had any kind of impact on the squad whatsoever, and he didn’t even make the post season roster.
The Rangers had already traded Evan Reed and Omar Poveda for Jorge Cantu, and the only game he had an impact in was the division clinching game where he had his only RBI of the season for the Texas Rangers. Cantu did make the post season roster, where he was 0-8. Since the Texas Rangers went to the World Series that season, I rank this as the number 5 worst move since 2010.