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Mac Engel: Rangers co-owners have given their GM the cash to contend

How Ray Davis and Bob Simpson appointed their professional shopper was questionable at best. How their professional shopper general manager Jon Daniels has spent that money can be debated for weeks. But no one can label "Ray Bob" as cheap and meddlesome. The co-owners of the Texas Rangers handed JD not only unlimited power in terms of baseball personnel decisions, but also the money and the resources to make all of his wildest dreams come true. And they have stayed out of his way. Ray Bob will always merit criticism for the unpardonable sin of having forced Nolan Ryan out of town, but since they gave JD the keys, they have given him their wallet, too. And their credit cards....

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