Texas Rangers: Can Michael Young Become A Coach One Day?

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 01: Michael Young
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 01: Michael Young /

Michael Young is one of the most beloved names in the history of Texas Rangers baseball. His 13 years in Arlington will forever be remembered and appreciated by the Rangers organization, as well as the fans.

During his time in Arlington, Young was a seven-time All-star, winning the American League batting title in 2005, and a Gold Glove award in 2008, as well as breaking and currently holding many records, including the record for most doubles with 415, runs scored with 1,085, at-bats with 7,399, and total bases with 3,286. He also currently holds the record of most hits for Texas with 2,230.

In 2006, he participated in the World Baseball Classic, representing the United States. In 2016, he was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. He was part of the team that went to the World Series in 2010 and 2011, however, the Rangers didn’t win either time.

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On November 5, 2014, Young was hired by the Rangers to work in their front office. He was given the role of special assistant to General Manager Jon Daniels. During the 2016 off-season, Young played a major role in the Rangers’ acquiring of Ian Desmond. Sooner or later, his intelligence and strategies will open a door for him. It’ll possibly earn him the opportunity to be a coach. Would it work for him?

A coaching role for Young would certainly be something big for him. During his playing days, Young was known for his unique hitting abilities. So for him to be a batting coach would be a remarkable thing. The Rangers should consider him in the case that the position is open in the near future. He’d be able to monitor the progress and he’d know immediately where improvement is largely needed.

As far as a managing position goes, that’s a maybe. It’d be more fitting if he was to begin as a hitting coach and work his way. But there’s no doubt, he’ll one day have the opportunity to manage a baseball team. In any case, he’ll continue to learn.