Texas Rangers Plan to Extend General Manager Jon Daniels

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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers talks with the media after announcing the resignation of Manager Ron Washington at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Washington informed the club that he has chosen to resign in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers talks with the media after announcing the resignation of Manager Ron Washington at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Washington informed the club that he has chosen to resign in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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It’s going to be a busy off-season for Jon Daniels as he attempts to build a 2018 Rangers ballclub, and work on his own extension and future at the same time. Should the Rangers keep Daniels around long-term?

According to T.R. Sullivan, the Texas Rangers could have a contract extension completed with general manager Jon Daniels by the Winter Meetings in December. Daniels has been the Rangers General Manager for the past 12 seasons.

In 2005 Daniels became the youngest MLB general manager in the history of the league at 28 years old. Texas has won four division titles and two American League pennants during that time.

Just like any GM Daniels has made his good moves and bad moves along the way. He’s been unable to bring home a World Series trophy to Arlington, and that could bring some skepticism to the future.

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Daniels does deserve credit for bringing in franchise players like Adrian Beltre. This is by far the best free agent signing of the Daniels era. Beltre has lived up to every penny of his contract, and Rangers fans love him.

In 2007 Daniels traded Edinson Volquez for Josh Hamilton, and the gamble definitely paid off for Texas. Volquez went on to have a successful big league career, but nowhere near the level of Hamilton.

Josh Hamilton won the MVP award, and was the centerpiece to a team went to the postseason three times and the World Series twice. This deal was a win for Texas, and a great move by Daniels.

Losing in the World Series twice as been hard for Rangers fans, but that’s not the fault of Jon Daniels. A majority of is decisions have been helpful and positive to the organization. He deserves an extension because honestly not many other general managers would’ve done a better job up to this point.

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