After spending well over $500 million in the offseason, the ownership probably wanted a better record than 68-94.
Another crucial offseason is coming, and one of the first things on the agenda will be bringing in a quality manager who can get the best out of his players.
That manager, according to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, could be Bruce Bochy.
“Bruce Bochy met yesterday with Rangers GM Chris Young, sources tell @TheAthletic. The Rangers are in the process of hiring a manager,” he tweeted.
Bruce Bochy met yesterday with Rangers GM Chris Young, sources tell @TheAthletic. The Rangers are in the process of hiring a manager.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 14, 2022
Bochy could be an interesting choice for the Rangers.
He has been out of the league since 2019, but there is no denying his vast experience.
An Experienced Manager
While his overall winning percentage is lower than .500 at .497, he has won 2,003 games as a skipper in MLB.
Bochy was the National League Manager of the Year in 1996, and has won three World Series, all with the San Francisco Giants: 2010, 2012, and 2014.
He also made a Fall Classic with the San Diego Padres in 1998, but lost it.
Bochy, or the manager who ends up being hired to lead the Rangers, will have a promising group of hitters at his disposal.
The Rangers signed Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to lead the offense, and they have other core pieces there as Nathaniel Lowe, Adolis Garcia, Kole Calhoun, Jonah Heim, and Leody Taveras, not to mention star prospect Josh Jung.
The pitching staff does need a lot of work.
Jon Gray and Martin Perez are the only solid starters, and while there are several good relievers, it’s something the front office will need to address.
Will Bochy be the one leading this team as it fights its way back to relevancy?