Rangers end-of-season media conference quotes: 'It's on all of us'

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Ian Kinsler #5 and Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers talk as they walk out to the field after Hamilton struck out to end the bottom of the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during the American League Wild Card playoff game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 5, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by Sean Hamilton

WFAA Sports

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 2:33 PM

Jon Daniels, Rangers general manager:

“Disappointing finish, I think is a pretty clear way to put it.”

“It’s on all of us.”

“We want to turn this four-year run into a 10-year run, into a 15-year run, into a 20-year run and create that standard long term.”

"I think we have to prepare the club for the possibility that [Josh Hamilton] is not back, but we haven't closed any doors."

“We’re not going to make a pre-emptive proposal at this point, that’s effectively what we’ve decided, internally agreed on with Josh and his representative back in the spring… and if you put yourself in his shoes and you’ve gotten this far, you’re going to test the market -- you’re going to find out what’s out there, and I think that’s understandable.”

“This isn’t a rebuild scenario, but we’re always looking to get better.”

On Manager Ron Washington: “It’s not him… it’s on a lot of us… We had a very good year, we had a bad finish.”

“Overall, I’m very pleased with the job Wash did and will continue to do as our manager.”

Nolan Ryan, Rangers president:

“Josh [Hamilton] would have liked to finish stronger and we would have liked to see him finish stronger, but will it impact our position as far as going forward? No, I don’t think so.”

“[The owners] have been very supportive of trying to put as competitive team on the field as they possibly can, do I look for that to change? No, I don’t.”

Ron Washington, Rangers manager:

“I don’t think there was anyone in my clubhouse that wasn’t hungry… we just didn’t play as well as we were capable down the stretch.”

“Maybe I played ‘em into the ground.”

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