The Texas Rangers have officially announced contract extensions for team general manager and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, and assistant general manager Thad Levine.
Per Evan Grant in the above link, each man got a three year extension, locking them up through the 2018 season.
I think there's been a sense that extension were coming and were, if not inevitable, at least extremely likely, though with this coming on the heels of a 95 loss season, there will no doubt be those who choose to use this as a talking point about rewarding failure, or management not being held accountable.
The reality, though, is that ownership has been committed to this management group since the purchase of the team in 2010 -- Chuck Greenberg specifically talked about Jon Daniels and his group in the front office being seen as an asset by his group -- and I don't think there was any real possibility that the Rangers were going to go into next season with Daniels on the last year of his deal.
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