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The Rangers extend Ron Washington’s contract through 2015

Feb 24, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

If the Rangers front office isn’t pleased with Ron Washington’s comments about bunting this morning it’s not too big a deal in their mind:


The guy has won a lot and players like him. I feel like that probably trumps any philosophical differences Jon Daniels’ staff has with Washington about bunting and stuff.

  1. mdpickles - Feb 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Ron Washington just said, ” bleep yeah! I’m a rich bleepity bleep.”

    • drs76109 - Feb 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM

      “And I’ll keep bleepy bunting, too. Bleep”

  2. drs76109 - Feb 24, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Probably to prevent Houston form taking him next year.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    And then Wash walked through a gaggle of reporters waving his contract around, saying “You like numbers? Take these numbers and shove ’em up your bleeping bleep!!”

  4. chill1184 - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Why rock the boat unnecessarily and plus who knows we’ll get some more money quotes from Washington over the season.

  5. mtr75 - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    That extension will buy lots of coke, and I ain’t talking soda.

    • infieldhit - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      We see what you did there.

  6. themanytoolsofignorance - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    This is a good move. This team has had an excellent record the past 5 seasons. Post season 3 times, WS twice. If management wanted to “go in a different direction” well that direction is down. With Washington you get a players manager and a steady productive clubhouse. He’s easily the most consistently winning manager that team has ever had.

  7. happytwinsfan - Feb 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    baseball has evolved to the point where it doesn’t much matter who the manager is, at least in terms of wins and losses. gardenhire here in minny has had a number of seasons where he lost 90 some games and a number where he won 90 some games. i’m sure he did things pretty much the same in all of those seasons. washington’s teams have done well because they’ve had good players, and probably more in spite of him then because of him.

    how well a franchise does depends more on the ability of the organization to evaluate and develop talent, and their ability to compete in the FA market when needed. guys like washington and gardenhire are entertaining curmudgeons there for marketing purposes more then team direction. it’s a team game in more places then the field.

    • chill1184 - Feb 24, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Pretty spot on here and this is my view as well. The MLB manager is an overrated position and not as influential (as in terms of wins and loses) as a NFL, NBA and NHL head coach is. Also as I noted in my previous comment, stability is a good thing so firing Washington really wouldn’t do them much good

  8. baseballisboring - Feb 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    From a tactical standpoint, they’ve won more in spite of him than because of him. Makes you wonder how much all the clubhouse stuff is really valued in front offices as far as managers go.

  9. louhudson23 - Feb 25, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    For Managers not to make any difference,there is sure is a lot of statistical reference and guff thrown at their moves….of course,Managers do make a difference,but hey,the Excel fetish narrative says different,so..geek it up….

  10. nymets4ever - Feb 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    it’s unfortunate when good money is given to bad ppl.

    • stex52 - Feb 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      You don’t pay much attention to Wall Street, do you?

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