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.
They came pretty close as they reached the World Series in back to back seasons but couldn’t get the job done against the San Francisco Giants in 2010 or the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.
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.