Jon Daniels quietly fueled Rangers' rise

Texas' 33-year-old GM stuck to a 'plan,' and now has his team in its first ALCS

Originally Published: October 15, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jon Daniels became the youngest general manager in Major League Baseball history when Tom Hicks chose him to run the Texas Rangers in 2005. If his transition from 28-year-old wunderkind to 33-year-old executive of the year candidate has driven home one lesson, it's the importance of exploring every conceivable avenue in search of talent.

That basic rule of thumb applies whether a man is running a team on Yawkey Way, the corner of Clark and Addison or just off the Nolan ...

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