Boy, that escalated quickly. “That”, of course, being the Texas Rangers’ decision to part ways with manager Chris Woodward on Monday and replacing him with beloved coach Tony Beasley.
Beasley will serve as the interim manager for the remainder of the 2022 season as the Rangers gear up for what should be a thorough search for the next manager of the ballclub heading into an all-important 2023 season: one in which the Rangers expect to contend for real.
Jon Daniels and Chris Young have made it clear: they want results and hope the next manager helps bring them said results.
Here are four candidates the Texas Rangers should consider in their search to find the next manager
1. Tony Beasley
Tony Beasley already knows the Texas Rangers and the players love him
Why not stick to what you know?
Tony Beasley is beloved by players and executives alike in the Texas Rangers organization. A baseball lifer and cancer survivor, he commands both respect and admiration from everyone he encounters. And he won his first game as interim skipper!
The former third base coach is a baseball lifer, and he’s finally getting his chance to prove that he can lead a group of men on the field. It’s not much different than the opportunity Ron Washington received here once upon a time.
Beasley has the upper-hand in this search just by way of serving as interim manager over these last 48 games of the season. If he can rally the troops and deliver positive results in the win column the rest of the way, he could position himself to become more than just interim manager.