Daniels says Daniels is doing a good job. 12 comments


If your job was to develop a team’s farm system, and the league you were developing that system for discounted your efforts, and then somebody asked you to evaluate the job you have done, chances are pretty good you are going to say you are doing a great job.

That’s what’s happening with Jon Daniels and the Texas Rangers.

MLB.com gave the Rangers farm system a less than glowing review. In fact, they ranked them fourth to last of thirty teams. This after their farm system had been highly regarded long ago.

So, when he was confronted with MLB’s assessment of his job, Daniels disagreed. As T. R. Sullivan reported, Daniels said: “I think we are going to be perceived by the industry a year from now as taking a really big jump for a variety of reasons. One is so much of our best talent both in quality and quantity of players are at the lower levels.”

There really isn’t anything more you could expect him to say.

But, he doubled down with this: “Honestly it would not shock me if we have a chance to be viewed as a top 10 system a year from now.”

So, Rangers fans, take that to heart. There is real talent coming. It might be five years away, but it’s coming.

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  • GoRangers23

    I’m on the side that is firmly non-pro Daniels. I think his performance in the last several years speaks for itself. There is a lot of confusion around who had a hand in building the playoff team before Nolan Ryan left the organization. We don’t know who exactly played a role in that, but JD has been in charge of the decisions since then and the result has been less than stellar. A lot of people are pro JD, and I just don’t get it. In my opinion, we need to find someone else to do his job. There is a reason our farm system is rated so poorly.

    • calntom

      If JD brought back MM, would that make you Pro-Daniels? It all about letting MM get away, ain’t it?

      • GoRangers23

        No, not at all, but Craig Gentry may have a little to do with it. Lol

        • calntom

          My wife would agree, no doubt.

  • calntom

    Just caught up with that article. I don’t know about a top 10 system next year but probably middle of the pack or better by 2020. To get rated in the top 10, JD will need to pull off some better deals this year and this will depend upon if any of the TJ surgery guys make a successful comeback and are flipped.
    JD certainly has not received any top 100 prospects in the deals made recently. Maybe one from those deals might get there next year.

  • elkaba

    Legacies don’t lie. If, at the end of his tenure, JD can point to a WS win or two, he will have proved himself to be a decent GM. As of now, not so much. So far all he can brag about is much ado about little to nothing. Process and planning are great. Personnel and organization are key. But in baseball rubber meets road in how many championship flags you hoisted above the ballpark. So far that amounts to batting zero.

  • GoRangers23

    The decision some have been dreading has finally been made. Refresh.

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    • Rowdy Yates

      Ugh.

    • elkaba

      Shocked? I’m not. They’ve been hinting at this forever. It’s still sad… much like the team that plays there may be.

      • GoRangers23

        Nope, I’m not shocked at all. Like you, I thought that they made their mind up a long
        time ago.

  • Rowdy Yates

    I’m soooo impressed with JD’s self assessment that I’ve stupidly changed my plan to NOT attend ST this year and booked a quick few days to get in 4 games, 2 of them Rangers games. Actually my brother convinced to not break the decade plus run of attendance and we get to visit friends at the same time. So, even if the Rangers are as abysmal this spring as they were last yr there will be a positive outcome.

  • calntom

    Also notable is that Tavares and Palumbo were knocking on the door at at 102 and 105, so they do have a couple more that are ready for the list if they make progress this year. Though Tavares was on the list last year and not this year.