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Rangers intend to retain Ron Washington

Rangers manager Ron Washington has had his ups and downs over his time with the team. But he has guided his young ballclub to an 8.5 game lead in the AL West and is respected by his players.

AL West Standings

Texas 64 46 .581 0 Lost 1
Oakland 55 54 .504 8.5 Won 1
Los Angeles 55 56 .495 9.5 Won 1
Seattle 41 69 .372 23 Won 1

(updated 8.7.2010 at 8:42 PM CDT)

The Rangers are finally transferring ownership to the group with Nolan Ryan, who is current President of the franchise. The Rangers are looking to go deep in 2010, but build around the young core of talent they have to stay a step ahead of the Angels, Athletics, and Mariners.