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Jon Daniels doesn't care what you think regarding his prospects

SAN DIEGO -- Rangers GM Jon Daniels is usually mild mannered in his dealings with the media, in private and public.

Tuesday night, Daniels balked at the notion he's unwilling to give up some of his top prospects for a big-time, expensive player.

"I don't give a s--- what people are saying. That's irrelevant," Daniels said.

Outside of a waiver claim for a relief pitcher, the Rangers haven't done anything during the winter meetings. For a club coming off a 95-loss season, some fans are getting anxious regarding the lack of movement by the Rangers.

"We've made proposals, gone back and forth," Daniels said. "We would trade from our prospect group; it just has to be the right deal. That's why I laugh. You get criticism for not trading these guys and you get criticism for trading too many of these guys. We're apparently guilty of both."

Other clubs have spoken to Daniels about some of the Rangers' top prospects, including: Joey Gallo, Alex Gonzalez, Jorge Alfaro, Nomar Mazara and Jake Thompson.

The Rangers haven't made a move.

Daniels said the club has made a few offers for free agents on the pitching side, though he wouldn't get into specifics regarding the proposals and whom got one.

Monday night, a source said the Rangers made an offer to right-handed starter Justin Masterson. The club has been in talks with several teams, including the San Diego Padres and New York Mets, among others, regarding starting pitching -- Daniels' priority.

"I do feel good about where we are," Daniels said. "A number of players teams like, its about finding the right combination. I think I've said from the outset we weren’t going to be heavily involved in free agency right out the gate. It's going to be a little bit of a patient approach toward free agency, so there’s been smaller free-agent conversations and exchanges, but it's mostly been trade focus."