MLB Rumors: New Rangers President Wants Manager Who Will "Lay Down The Law"

Chris Young was a major league pitcher as recently as 2017. Now, he's risen to the role of president of baseball operations for the Texas Rangers, and he's in charge of the new era for the team, after its big purge this week of manager Chris Woodward and long-time president Jon Daniels.

According to Jon Heyman of The New York Post, Young was all-in on the firing of Woodward, and he now "wants someone who’ll lay down the law." Apparently, with all the losing going on, Young wasn't a fan of the country club atmosphere in the Rangers clubhouse, including all the card-playing.

For now, third base coach Tony Beasley is the interim manager, but Young will be looking for someone to bring order back to a team that spent over $500 million dollars this past offseason on free agents, hoping to vault itself into contender status. 

Instead, the Rangers currently sit at 53-65, 23 games out of the AL West division lead, and 10.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. 

We recently suggested three big-name candidates that could be in line for the Rangers' job, though there are certainly many others that will be under consideration by Young. Bruce Bochy, who won three World Series as manager of the San Francisco Giants, is one name that's come up that would fit the bill, but he's retired from baseball, and might take some convincing to woo back into the game. 

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