Texas Rangers Interview 3-Time World Series Champion Manager

The Texas Rangers had a disappointing season in 2022 after spending half a billion dollars in free agency last winter. They dismissed manager Chris Woodward back in August, and now the search in on in earnest for a new manager to take them into the future. 

Rangers GM Chris Young interviewed Bruce Bochy on Thursday; Bochy was manager of the 3-time World Series champion San Francisco Giants in the 2010s (2010, 2012, 2014). The 67-year-old won Manager of the Year in 1996 with the San Diego Padres in addition to the three titles with the Giants. 

Bochy has also been linked to the Chicago White Sox, who are looking for a replacement for Tony La Russa.

The Rangers' last two field bosses (Woodward and Jeff Bannister) were both first-time managers, but Young says he isn't necessarily looking to go in a different direction. But then again he might be. 

“We will consider both [first-time managers] and those with previous experience," he said. "There are very good big league managers right now that were first-time big league managers at one point. So we're not going to put limits on who we consider. We're looking for the right person to help the Texas Rangers win in 2023 and beyond.”

The Rangers brought in huge free agents in the last offseason hoping to start their return to contention after five years out of the loop. Corey Seager got 10 years, $375M, while Marcus Semien signed for $175M, bringing the spend for those two alone to $500M. 

This winter they're aiming to go after high-end pitching, in addition to a new manager.   

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