Ron Washington Extended Through 2015
On the flip side, Washington could lead this team to another AL Pennant, and catch the eye of a desperate team (Marlins, Mets, Twins, Royals) wanting to make a turnaround similar to the 2007 – 2014 Rangers and money-whip Washington into leaving the Rangers for their team. With Wash signed through 2015, these other teams would have to ask the Rangers for permission to interview him, which I highly doubt would be granted.
This contract extension seems to make sense for both the Rangers’ front office and Washington. It doesn’t guarantee that Washington will be here through 2015, nor does it mean that 2015 will be his last year here. It simply tables a discussion/distraction that the team doesn’t want to have going on during the season this year. Now there’s only one thing to do: hit the field, play some ball, and bring a championship to Arlington.