Texas Rangers Twitter GM Item 3: Fire Jon Daniels (and maybe Woody too)
I would argue that there isn’t a narrative more exhausted than the “Fire Jon Daniels” one around these parts.
Heck, there’s even a Facebook group dedicated to the cause.
Almost every Texas Rangers fan you talk to would tell you they would love to see Daniels fired after his team blew two consecutive World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011, hasn’t made the playoffs since 2016 and started an inevitable rebuild far too late.
Whatever the case may be, Texas Rangers fans have and always will find a bone to pick with their longtime GM and now President of Baseball Operations.
That Daniels is still around speaks to his influence on the organization and leading it to the most success it’s ever had in its history (objectively speaking) despite the hiring of Chris Young as GM this past winter.
In any case, Daniels is in that unenviable position of not getting credit when things go right (that will go to Young) while simultaneously receiving blame when circumstances turn sour.
He’s almost a scapegoat for this fanbase, and Rangers fans would love to see him go.
Oh, and manager Chris Woodward was a Jon Daniels hire, so I guess Rangers Twitter wouldn’t mind his ousting either.