Category: Jon Daniels

Lance Berkman was Considering Retirement Before Texas Called Him, Hopes Rangers Fans Forgive Him for Prior Comments

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Lance Berkman signed a one-year deal worth $10 million this past week to become the newest member of the Texas Rangers. Looking to fill the voids of Mike Napoli and Josh Hamilton, the Rangers want to have Berkman play in the DH role to keep him healthy. Berkman is grateful for ...

Rangers GM Jon Daniels Discusses Josh Hamilton’s Departure, Defends Lackluster Offseason

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Texas Rangers, including general manager Jon Daniels, were blindsided last week when Josh Hamilton abruptly signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Daniels says he wasn't expecting a chance to match other offers, but was surprised by the timing. It hasn't been a very flashy offseason for the Rangers, who ...

Jon Daniels Explains How the Rangers Beat the Deadline Buzzer to Add Ryan Dempster

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Even though they still hold a slim lead in the American League West, the Texas Rangers have shown some weaknesses lately. Once the Los Angeles Angels made a blockbuster deal to acquire pitcher Zack Grienke, the pressure was turned up on the defending American League champions. On Tuesday afternoon, the ...

Yu Darvish Earns Strong Grade From Texas GM Jon Daniels After First Spring Outing

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

It's a pretty dicey proposition when you start over-analyzing a pitcher's first start in spring training, but that's exactly what was going to happen all along when it came to Texas Rangers' newcomer Yu Darvish. His acquisition was one of the biggest stories of the offseason as the Rangers paid ...

Rangers GM Jon Daniels ‘Excited’ about the Opportunity to Sign Yu Darvish After Posting the Winning Bid of $51.7 million

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

That's right folks the Texas Rangers posted a record breaking bid of $51.7 million for only the "privilege" to negotiate a contract with Japanese phenom Yu Darvish. That's considered a privilege? There's not even a contract signed yet? When it's all said and done Rangers GM Jon Daniels will most ...

Jon Daniels Is Happy With The Rangers “Energy” Level So Far And Believes If That Continues Texas Will “Be In Good Shape.”

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The defending American League champion Texas Rangers have come out scolding hot to start off the season with a record of 6-0, leading the American League West. This should be no surprise to baseball fans as the Rangers upgraded their already potent lineup with the addition of free agent third ...

Jon Daniels On Dealing For Cliff Lee: “We just said hey, if there’s an opportunity to get this guy and we can do it in a manner that doesn’t deplete us too much, we’re going to take a shot at it.”

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Sure, Cliff Lee struggled in his first start for the Texas Rangers after being traded from Seattle last week, but that doesn't mean the Rangers or their fans are even the slightest bit concerned about what he'll bring to the table for the front-running squad. In fact, most agree that ...