Washington will remain even-keeled

Don't expect Rangers manager to change, regardless of his contract situation

Updated: February 14, 2014, 10:51 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Like anyone else, Ron Washington would prefer to sign a long-term deal with the Texas Rangers. He also understands we don't always get what we want -- at least we don't get it exactly when we want it.

Just so you know, Washington, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Hurdle, Atlanta Braves' Fredi Gonzalez and Milwaukee Brewers' Ron Roenicke are the only managers entering the final year of their respective contracts.

Washington isn't the kind of dude to stress over a contract. Besides, ...

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