Rangers fire longtime chief of baseball operations John Daniels, Ken Rosenthal and Levi Weaver from Athletic Reportvia Twitter). Texas announced the move shortly thereafter, adding that General Manager Chris Young will now oversee all baseball decisions and operations. The move comes just days after the organization fired manager Chris Woodward.
“This morning I informed John Daniels that his contract will not be renewed at the end of the season and that he will be relieved of his duties immediately,” managing partner Ray Davis said in a press release announcing the move. “John’s accomplishments during his 17 years managing our baseball operations division have been numerous. He and his staff compiled the best teams in the history of this franchise that resulted in five playoffs and two majors in Major League Soccer between 2010 and 2016. His impact on the growth of our players, scouting groups and analysis has been Tremendous.John always had the best interests of the Rangers in mind on and off the field and in the community.
“But the bottom line is we haven’t had a winning record since 2016, and for most of that time, we haven’t been competitive in the AL West division. While I’m sure we’re heading in the right direction, I feel a change in leadership of the baseball operations division would be beneficial. In the future “.
Daniels has been at the top of the Rangers baseball operations hierarchy since 2005, when at just 28 years old he became the sport’s youngest general manager. Prior to his ouster today, he was the third tallest baseball captain in the sport, succeeding only Executive Vice President of Athletics Billy Bean and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
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