4. Matt Quatraro
The Tampa Bay Rays’ bench coach has seen winning first-hand, which would be an asset to the Texas Rangers
There’s a reason Matt Quatraro’s name has appeared on nearly every team’s list when undertaking a managerial search: he knows what it takes to win.
Having been Rays’ manager Kevin Cash’s top lieutenant, he understands how successful organizations operate and having been a former minor league catcher himself, Quatraro knows ball.
Other Rays coaches have gone on to become MLB managers, including Rocco Baldelli (Twins) and formerly Charlie Montoyo of the Blue Jays, and executives in baseball believe it’s a matter of time before Quatraro lands a gig of his own. Quatraro has been called “intelligent, observant and organized” and “a good leader”, all attributes that surely stick out to someone like Chris Young, who appears to be all of those things himself in the Texas Rangers front office.
Quatraro wouldn’t be the “sexiest” hire the Rangers could make to be their next manager, but he would a really smart one and quite honestly, fits Chris Young’s mold the best.