3. Bruce Bochy
Could Bruce Bochy be lured out of retirement to manage the Texas Rangers?
Bochy, if available, would be a dream hire for the Rangers. A three-time World Champion with the San Francisco Giants (including one coming at the expense of Texas back in 2010…), Bochy has a track record of turning around the fortunes of previously moribund franchises.
The 67-year-old Bochy has a wealth of MLB managing experience, having compiled over 4000 games and winning over 2000 of them. It’s hard to have that kind of longevity as a manager, let alone the fact that he’s also a proven winner. That combination could be hard for Chris Young and Jon Daniels to pass up, if Bochy decides to unretire.
Bochy took the San Diego Padres to the World Series in 1998 for just the second time in their history and the Giants to the World Series three times in five years after seasons upon seasons of mediocrity. There’s no doubt he could be trusted to guide a rising Texas Rangers team back to prominence should he want the chance.