In his first public remarks since last Friday’s Wild Card loss to the Baltimore Orioles, a game that ended the Rangers’ season and put the finishing touches on a major league collapse, general manager Jon Daniels made it clear that the blame belongs to the organization, and not any one player, coach or front office member.
"Disappointing finish, I think, is a pretty clear way to put it," Daniels said, per ESPN Dallas. "Everybody involved feels that way. From the standpoint of looking back and trying to identify what happened or why it happened, I don't know that we have any one reason or answer. We've always had a culture of accountability here, so it's on all of us, starting with myself and my group.
"But there's no one decision, no one move, no one player, no on staff member that it falls on. I think there are a number of factors involved. We had a very good year, but not the finish we wanted and not the finish that we hold ourselves to from the standard that we've established here."
According to Daniels, it’s going to be a while before any decisions are made with regard to personnel, partly because the season ended so abruptly for the reigning American League Champs.
"We're just getting started now," Daniels said. "We're not going to have resolution on things or fully lay out our plans. That's the nature of the way the season ended before we anticipated that it should."