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08:15 AM ET 10.10 | Rangers GM Jon Daniels never said the team would be dismissing any of its coaches this offeason, but what he didn't say Tuesday spoke volumes. He didn't invite them all back. When intending to return the entire staff, the team's custom has become to make an announcement of publicly inviting them to return at or before the season's conclusion. On Tuesday, four days after the Rangers were eliminated in the wild card game, the Rangers still had not settled anything regarding manager Ron Washington's coaching staff. ... The staff returned as one from the end of last year, but hitting instructor Scott Coolbaugh was a mid-season replacement for Thad Bosley. Coolbaugh could be at the top of the list of coaches in jeopardy this fall.

The Dallas Morning News

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October 10, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Wash and Maddux will be back...the others? Probably not.

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October 10, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Thin ice!? The New York Rangers?

October 10, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Thin ice!? The New York Rangers?

There is no ice there unless you are holding a slurpee.

October 10, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wash and Maddux will be back...the others? Probably not.

Dead on.

October 10, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Dead on.

And that is probably the appropriate level of response. This team wasn't dreadful, just not quite good enough, and now it is time to bring in some fresh talent both at the player level and at the management level.

October 10, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Always remember: pitching wins championships.

(note: Atlanta Phillies)

October 10, 2012  11:30 AM ET

Fire Washington...Three strikes and you are out......2 WS chokes and an end of the season gack as well. With all that hitting, overall talent as well as quality pitching they need a fresh start and it starts at the top.

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October 10, 2012  12:25 PM ET

the red sox would give mike and gregg maddux brothers, at shot in the managerial spot,, they may pull the red sox from the hole where this team has been in the last two years,,,

October 10, 2012  12:26 PM ET

fire any coach as you pleased anyways somebody else will hire them right in the spot,,,

October 10, 2012  12:48 PM ET

well there you go, firing Scott Coolbaugh should fix everything. This 1 game wildcard playoff is a shame. It should be at least 3 games to avoid having really good teams lose out based on 1 game's performance.
With that said, it's the manager. UL is fantastic, no doubt. But he consistently gets out managed in heated situations. For the Rangers to win it all, they'll need a better manager. If Tony LaRussa managed the Rangers last year the result would have been just the opposite. UL is getting the Rangers to the dance but its not good enough to just get them to the dance floor.

October 10, 2012  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Fire Washington...Three strikes and you are out......2 WS chokes and an end of the season gack as well. With all that hitting, overall talent as well as quality pitching they need a fresh start and it starts at the top.

what world series were you watching 2 years ago? they were never in it to choke. two misplayed fly balls..one in the world series and in the last series against Oakland is on the player not the manager.

October 10, 2012  01:32 PM ET

Should the Rangers try to resign Hamilton, or should they move on without him?

October 10, 2012  04:46 PM ET

I love it when everyone tries to answer at the same time.

October 10, 2012  04:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Should the Rangers try to resign Hamilton, or should they move on without him?

Depends on the cost.

October 10, 2012  06:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Should the Rangers try to resign Hamilton, or should they move on without him?

i said let hamilton walk away,,, after all is time to bring up the new blood from the minors,,

October 10, 2012  06:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Fire Washington...Three strikes and you are out......2 WS chokes and an end of the season gack as well. With all that hitting, overall talent as well as quality pitching they need a fresh start and it starts at the top.

yes the rangers should be very ashame of themselves aside from the orioles the rangers were ranked first in hitting, first in pitching, so where is the excuse??

October 10, 2012  06:26 PM ET

rangers can't hide their weak approach in the last two weeks in the regular season, why collapse at the very end of the season? my believe is,, the rangers were overconfidence in their club house, the A's? comon there are better teams than the lowly A's, but the rangers understimated the small payroll team from A's and did paid big time their mistake,,,

 
October 10, 2012  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Should the Rangers try to resign Hamilton, or should they move on without him?

i don't care how much RBI'S and how many homeruns this guy drove in this past season, my guess is let him walk away and get a new agressive aoutfielder,,,

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