With the Rangers struggling early, the question arises: Is manager Ron Washington safe? According to Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels, he is. Both said they are not looking to make a managerial change.
Here's what Daniels had to say:
"Ron's our manager. I read about some of the stuff, but there have been zero discussions internally to the contrary. We believe in this team. We believe in this staff."
And from Ryan:
"I think Ron's fine. I don't see anything that concerns me. Obviously we've had some well-pitched games where we didn't score any runs. Then we had some games where we had a breakdown once we went to the bullpen. Our starting pitching didn't give us enough innings. As a whole, when you look at the two weeks, I'm pretty happy with where we are."
- Anthony Andro