Jon Daniels is Newsmaker of the Year

GM not afraid to make necessary moves to keep Rangers in title chase each year

Updated: December 23, 2013, 8:29 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Jon Daniels was named Texas Rangers general manager in 2005, he was a 28-year-old taking over a largely irrelevant franchise.

No more.

These days, seemingly every move the Rangers make -- on and off the field -- generates headlines, the result of playing in two of the past four World Series and having one of the biggest late-season collapses in baseball history in 2012.

Daniels also receives his share of headlines. Some, he likes; others, he doesn't, ...

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