The Texas Rangers have a new manager set to go for 2023.
Bruce Bochy, who retired from managing after the 2019 season, was hired this morning to take over managerial duties for the Rangers.
Bochy managed the San Francisco Giants to three World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
The 2010 title came against the Rangers.
Now, Bochy joins the team his Giants eliminated 12 years ago for their first World Series title since 1954.
Bochy commented on his new deal as well, saying that he believes now is just the right time to return to managing.
Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy: ‘If I was going to return to managing, it had to be the right situation. I strongly believe that to be the case with the Rangers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 21, 2022
Bochy Joins The Rangers
The Rangers will be getting an experienced veteran manager who is no stranger to winning.
Bochy has been very successful over his time managing.
He was manager of the San Diego Padres from 1995-2006.
He took the job in San Francisco and was there from 2007-2019.
Bochy has amassed a 2,003-2,029 record over his 25 years of managing.
In his final season with the Giants, he went 77-85.
The Rangers will have some work to do over the offseason for Bochy to be able to take them back to contention.
But at the very least, Texas now has an experienced manager who is no stranger to winning and has taken teams deep into October.
Bochy will be the 20th manager in Rangers history, taking over the position after Chris Woodward was fired mid-season.
We’ll see if the Rangers can begin building a winner and give Bochy a chance to return the team to October for the first time since 2016.