Jon Daniels Likely Not Headed To New York, In Line To Receive Contract Extension

According to Ken Rosenthal and Jim Bowden, the Texas Rangers are going to lock up general manager Jon Daniels for the longterm at the conclusion of the postseason.

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Bowden: Daniels Has Long Term Contact Coming

Jim Bowden of Fox Sports tweeted that the Rangers and GM Jon Daniels will announce a longterm contract extension at the conclusion of the Rangers postseason run.

Combined with Rosenthal’s report, this should squash all rumors of Daniels jumping ship and headed to Queens.

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Rangers Owner: "We're Going To Stay Together"

Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg quickly put rumors to rest about Jon Daniels possibly headed to the New York Mets to fill their general manager vacancy. Ken Rosenthal tweeted that Greenberg said, ""We’re a family, and we’re going to stay together."

Look for Daniels to receive a contract extension with the Rangers rather than using his opt out clause in his contract and pursuing a job elsewhere.

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Mets May Ask Permission To Speak To Jon Daniels About GM Vacancy

According to Ken Rosenthal, the New York Mets are considering asking permission to talk to Rangers GM Jon Daniels about the GM vacancy in Queens. 

Daniels has an opt out clause in his contract with the Rangers that can be exercised because of the change in ownership over the summer. Chuck Greenberg, however, says that he wants Daniels to remain with the Rangers and would like to sign him to a contract extension

The Mets, of course, have a vacancy at GM after the firing of Omar Minaya. In addition to Daniels, the Mets have targeted assistant general managers Logan White of the Dodgers, Rick Hahn of the White Sox and former general managers Allard Barid and Sandy Alderson.

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