Washington wants to keep coaching staff
Rangers manager Ron Washington said he plans on bringing back his coaching staff next season Tuesday. He said he’d have to discuss it with general manager Jon Daniels, but Washington doesn’t expect any changes in a season where the Rangers failed to make the postseason for the first time since 2009.
Washington also talked about Joe Nathan, who had a club option next season, and Nelson Cruz, who will be a free agent.
“I thought Joe Nathan had a tremendous year,” Washington said. “I think at the end of the year Joe Nathan proved to everyone that doubted him what he was made of, and I certainly would love to continue giving him the ball because he gets outs.”
“When you think about a Nelson Cruz, who wouldn’t want a Nelson Cruz? Big heart, great teammate, but there’s a lot of decisions to be made on our part and Nelson’s part. I do believe Jon Daniels will go down that road and see where it works or doesn’t work.