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Rangers manager Ron Washington is not on the hot seat

Sep 17, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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Via’s Rangers beat writer T.R. Sullivan:

Manager Ron Washington said he has no fears about his job. General manager Jon Daniels said Washington should have no concerns about his job.

Daniels said he “fully expects” Washington to be back as manager next season.

Sullivan’s story was published before Texas routed the Rays 7-1 on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

The Rangers have been in a free fall over the past couple of weeks and are suddenly fighting for their lives in the chaotic American League Wild Card race, but Washington has a 602-520 record since taking over as manager in 2007 and he guided the club to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.

Maybe the story changes if the Rangers miss the playoffs. And maybe that point was already obvious.

But for now Washington looks pretty safe.

  1. hittfamily - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Is “the hot seat” slang for cocaine? I’d bet he starts ingesting a lot more “the hot seat” when the Rangers are going fishing in October. He will definitely be on “the hot seat”, and maybe a few beers. Hamilton probably misses being on “the hot seat” with Ron, and that explains his LA problems. Hamilton doesn’t need an accountabilibuddy, he needs Ron to take him fishing, smoke some bud, and have a few beers with him.

    My bet is Ron Gardenhire is the Rangers manager next year. Gardy cannot survive 3 90 loss seasons in a row, no matter how crummy the lineups.

    That’s the way baseball go.

    • baseballisboring - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      Boy, are you just an obnoxious scumbag.

    • jlovenotjlo - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:40 AM

      I don’t often feel compelled enough to comment just to let someone know that they’re not funny…

      But this is a case in which I must let you know.

      Stick to your shitty job, leave the hate at work as much as you can. Thanks.

      • hittfamily - Sep 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        I don’t have a shitty job. I have a great job. Which is why i don’t write stuff at 3:40 in the morning. Your overnight manager at 7-11 was taking a dump, so you used his smart phone to post this or what?

  2. dhalb34 - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    WTH are you talking about? You may be upset that the Rangers didn’t have the best season, but frankly Ron Washington is the best it’s gonna get unless the Angels get rid of their manager. I think everyone just needs to chill out a little bit. And I’m not a Rangers fan BTW.

    • bfunk1978 - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Let me clarify this: you think Mike Scioscia is the best manager in baseball?

  3. ninthwardfriend - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    “hittfamily” first of all do you and your wife have 12 teeth between the both of you? Second what is your trailer park address? And third, this so called great nation is the biggest consumers of cocaine and other drugs on the planet. Crystal meth is probably your’s. Right?

  4. DJ MC - Sep 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Daniels: “It’s not that hard to avoid a September collapse, or win a World Series. Tell them, Wash.”

    Washington: “It’s incredibly hard.”

  5. APBA Guy - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    We’ve done the math on ATH in the morning. Wash is not responsible for the loss of 8 quality guys since the WS with only Darvish coming in as a comparable player. The Rangers need more bats on offense and some arms that can go every fifth day at a high level. Then Wash will be just fine.

  6. andreweac - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Angel fans: “something positive other than Mike Trout developing into the beat player of his generation happened in 2013. Excellent.”

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  8. 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    If Obama had a father, he would look like this guy.

  9. materialman80 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Washington should have been canned a long time ago.

    • materialman80 - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      Yea, a Loser.

  10. unsportsmenmic - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Reblogged this on UnSportsMenMic and commented:
    Washington did drugs and didn’t lose his job, he will be ok

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