Texas Rangers Hire Bruce Bochy As Manager, Which Further Indicates They Will Be Aggressive This Offseason

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Texas Rangers Hire Bruce Bochy As Manager, Which Further Indicates They Will Be Aggressive This Offseason

Chicago Cubs

Another managerial opening is down, with the Texas Rangers going big: it’s 25-year skipper Bruce Bochy.

Bochy, 67, is perhaps best known for his run with the San Francisco Giants that featured three World Series wins in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He’s a big swing for a Rangers club that had kinda started the process of cleaning house.

To that point … this hiring suggests two things to me. One, Chris Young really is going to be the top baseball decision-maker in the organization for now (he was already the GM when president Jon Daniels was fired), so perhaps no major poaching coming. Two, if the Rangers are hiring Bochy – and convinced him to sign on – they are clearly going to spend again this offseason. They spent big last year, obviously, but it produced just 68 (or 6 fewer than the Cubs). So if they are loading up with Bochy, they clearly want to AGGRESSIVELY turn the page.

In other words, you can expect the Rangers to be a significant competitor out there on top free agents, probably particularly rotation arms. So that’s not great.

The White Sox, Royals, and Marlins are the teams remaining without a manager.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.