Rangers baseball operations president Jon Daniels has now established a clear strategic direction for the organization, as explained by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The veteran executive says the club’s recent youth movement will likely continue into the 2021 season.
The Texas squad looks a lot less gray lately. The roster is “younger and intentionally so”, for Daniels, who says he probably “will continue in the next year. “If there was any doubt about Rangers’ short-term intentions, Daniels issued a telltale warning against” looking to free will as a shortcut. “
It’s hard to know what to expect from newcomers like Leody Taveras, Anderson Tejeda, Sam Huff and Sherten Apostel. But Rangers believe their current crop of young talent is more “ready for this opportunity” than last year, Daniels says.
There may be some tough times along the way, but the Rangers intend to find out what they have. “The biggest change is that we want to allow them to grow to the major league level,” explains Daniels.
This is obviously not the place Rangers were hoping to be at this stage of the season. The club pursued improvements over the winter and had their sights set on contention. But with a string of disappointing performances from key players, the youth movement reflects the reality that there will be no quick fix for the off-season.