Texas Rangers to announce manager finalist


The search for the next manager of the Texas Rangers has entered the next phase of the process.  Monday two of the candidates they interviewed were informed that they were no longer in the running to be the next manager.

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Yesterday the Texas Rangers informed Boston Red Sox bench Torey Lovullo and former player Alex Cora that they would not be finalist for the manager position.  Both were excellent candidates, but neither were consider top choices for the club.

Since the Arizona Diamondbacks decided to hire the Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale, that means there isn’t as much pressure to hire Tim Bogar as their new manager.  That means Jeff Banister, Kevin Cash and Bogar as the likely front runners for the position.  Overall, Banister and Bogar are the top two choices for the club.

Sometime today the Texas Rangers will announce the finalist for the position and will soon start the second round of interviews.   It appears the list will likely to be cut down to about 3 finalist.   Almost without a doubt Tim Bogar will be there and it would be a surprise if Jeff Banister isn’t there.