Well, we have some more news on Texas Rangers associate manager Will Venable after that article I wrote on Monday. For those who didn't read the article, I mentioned that with all the success the Rangers have had this postseason, it might come at a cost for them. Venable has been targeted by multiple teams for their open managerial vacancies.
It was reported last night by MLB Network broadcaster Jon Morosi that Venable has turned down most of the managerial job offers from other teams. That is huge news for the Rangers moving forward into next season. A lot of fans knew Venable was probably the most likely to get poached from other teams if the Rangers had a good season.
What does that mean for the Texas Rangers organization though? It can only mean one thing; Venable is the manager in waiting if Bochy were to retire after his current contract or after a World Series title. Rangers GM Chris Young must have promised him the job when he signed to be the associate manager.
Venable is learning to be a manager from one of the best to ever coach the game of baseball. Whenever you learn from a guy that has three World Series rings, you are learning from someone who knows how to win consistently. I think Venable will be a great manager for the Rangers when Bochy decides to re-retire.
Venable will be handed a ready-to-win roster if he takes over the Texas Rangers shortly down the road. If he takes over, the Rangers can continue winning games without missing a beat. The move seems like a really good chess move from Young who desperately wants to bring a title to Arlington.
For now, let's focus on the present as the Rangers look to take on the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series starting this weekend. The whole state of Texas is waiting to see which franchise will represent them in the World Series this year. May the best team win the series and attempt to bring the World Series trophy back to Texas again this year.
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