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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Q&A: Daniels on meteoric rise with Rangers

A lot of good stuff in this one.

MLB.com: You let Josh Hamilton leave as a free agent and traded both Mark Teixeira and Michael Young, all three very popular players. Is it difficult—yet necessary—in your job to not let emotion get in the way of making what you feel is the right baseball move?

Daniels: Absolutely. Anybody would agree with that; every team would have to agree with that. It is hard, man, especially when you’ve had success as a group and you want to keep the team together. John Hart always used to say, “Don’t let a star fall on you.” The most dangerous thing that can happen in the game from an organization standpoint long-term is you get old and you get expensive. You lose the flexibility to do the things that you want to accomplish. You make some of those tough calls.

Sometimes you let it play out like with Josh. We weren’t going to trade Josh, because every year we felt we had a chance to win that year. His value was to play for us. Teixeira, the team wasn’t ready yet, so we traded him. Nellie Cruz was a unique situation coming off the whole Biogenesis deal; we missed on that. He’s been a better player the last four years.
Sometimes they work out, sometimes not. As much as you love these guys and have all these great, shared experiences, the risk of signing everybody is we’re all human, we all get older and our bodies break down. The club can’t win that way.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 20, 2017 at 02:30 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: general managers, jon daniels, rangers

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: April 20, 2017 at 05:20 PM (#5439248)
Says the man who let Mitch Moreland get away!
   2. BDC Posted: April 20, 2017 at 06:19 PM (#5439278)
I thought Moreland was a barely plausible signing for Boston because he'd hit better at Fenway than anywhere else, over the years.

So naturally along his way to owning the American League this year, he has hit .242 in Boston and .500 on the road :-D

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