While some managers across the league are being shown the door and looking for a new job, the Texas Rangers are making it a priority to sign manager Ron Washington to a contract extension.
Right now Washington is signed on with the Texas Rangers organization through 2014 but according to general manager Jon Daniels who spoke to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he’s interested in locking him in for awhile longer.
“I’ve been as supportive as anybody, and we’re going to handle that behind the scenes. Wash and I haven’t talked about it yet. I haven’t talked to ownership about it yet. We will have that conversation internally.” Texas Rangers general manager told the Star-Telegram.
Washington joined the Rangers staff back in 2007 and since joining the organization he’s reached the playoffs three times including two division titles (2011-2010) and a wild card berth.
This season the Rangers finished 91-72, losing the division to the Oakland Athletics who have clinched the division for the second season in a row this year. Although he’s faced his own personal problems in the last couple of years, he’s still managed to be a great skipper for the Texas Rangers.