Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine came to the organization November 2005 from the Colorado Rockies, where he had served in the front office the previous six years. Among several responsibilities, Levine helps General Manager Jon Daniels evaluate minor league talent and serves as a sounding board for making personnel decisions at the major league level.
The opening came about when Jon Daniels was promoted from assistant GM to general manager. Daniels and Levine worked together at one juncture in the Colorado organization.
“Thad brings a great deal of experience and professionalism to the Texas Rangers,” Daniels said. “He will be a source of creativity and ideas now and in the future. I am excited about someone with his knowledge and skills joining our baseball operations staff.”
Levine will take over many of the day-to-day duties that Daniels handled as the right-hand man for former GM John Hart. Daniels will now have more time to focus on the direction of the franchise.
Levine worked under Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd and has experience in areas such as contract negotiations, agent liasons and relationships with Major League Baseball officials. He will be involved in roster management and payroll on the administrative side and also work in conjunction with the pro scouting staff and the amateur draft.
Levine was the Rockies’ senior director of baseball operations in 2005 and director of baseball administration from 2002-04.
Levine played baseball at Haverford College and earned an MBA at UCLA before joining the Rockies.