The Texas Rangers haven’t finished above .500 since 2016, which was also the last time they made the MLB Playoffs. As a result, the Rangers were in for a new manager and they hired a three-time World Series champion in the hopes he’ll turn things around.
The Rangers announced that they have hired Bruce Bochy to be their manager on a three-year contract through the 2025 season. Bochy last managed the San Francisco Giants, where he won three World Series titles (2010, 2012, 2014). Bochy retired after the 2019 season and took a Giants front office job as well as the manager of the French national baseball team.
Ever since 2016, the best the Rangers finished was 78-84 but it’s been even worse lately. In 2021, the Rangers suffered their first 100+ loss season since 1973 and finished 68-94 this year.
The move is a largely popular one. While he hasn’t managed an MLB team in three years, Bochy knows what he’s doing. Will that be enough to turn around the Rangers, that remains to be seen. Nevertheless, it has raised the optimism in Arlington.
It's really happening. Rangers went with a highly established name. https://t.co/zlzu6tyEoY
— Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) October 21, 2022
— RC Maxfield (@RCMB323) October 21, 2022
Wow! Ok this is a hire! Guy knows how to win! https://t.co/PFgdIg1fkL
— EA (@easportsdfw) October 21, 2022
Check him off the Sox potential manager list. This will be a really nice fit for both him and Texas though, IMO
Give me Espada with Willie Harris as bench coach https://t.co/JGzBpmDHZh
— dave (@barstoolWSD) October 21, 2022
*Checks for April 1 post date*
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— Dr. Chris McCollough (@DrMcCollough) October 21, 2022
Rangers win. I'm not sure when, but they win https://t.co/rdnrUqfX3t
— Mark Kreidler (@MarkKreidler) October 21, 2022
— Drea Blackwell (@KSBWDrea) October 21, 2022
The AL West just got a lot more interesting. https://t.co/S1vmJ64UMS
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) October 21, 2022
big time hire for the Rangers https://t.co/Ks1xkuQdSo
— Niki Lattarulo (@NikiLattarulo) October 21, 2022