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.
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.