2022 Texas Rangers Manager Search: List of Candidates

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With Chris Woodward Gone, Who Will be the Next Texas Rangers Manager in 2023? Who are the Favorites to Manage the Rangers in 2023?

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be going over the latest news involving 2022 Texas Rangers Manage Search: List of Candidates! Before we reveal who those top candidates are, we must go over the full story regarding Chris Woodward’s firing. Without further adieu, let’s begin!

2022 Texas Rangers Manager Search: List of Candidates

Full Story on Chris Woodward Being Fired as Texas Rangers Manager

With Chris Woodward gone, now is the time for the Texas Rangers to make a list of top candidates. In fact, the recognizable applicants could be qualified to become the team’s new manager for the 2022 Season. Texas decided to dismiss Woodward as skipper after nearly four seasons under the helm. The Rangers are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the sixth straight season. Texas has been one of the most disappointing teams for 2022 despite the major free agent signing of SS Corey Seager (10 years-$325 million), 2B Marcus Semien (7 years-$175 million), and Starting RHP Jon Gray (4 years-$56 million). 

Chris Woodward’s Career with the Rangers

As mentioned before, Woodward was unable to guide the Rangers to any playoff appearances. In fact, Texas has not been to the postseason since 2016 (lost to Blue Jays in Division Series). To make matters worse, the Rangers have not won a playoff series since the 2011 Championship Series. That being said, Chris Woodward was the last Texas manager at Globe Life Park and the first team skipper at the retractable roof Globe Life Field. Before coming to Arlington in 2019, he was the 3rd Base Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2016 until 2018. During that tenure, Woodward was part of the Dodgers club that reached consecutive World Series appearances in 2017 and 2018. 

What’s Next for the Texas Rangers?

Now, many Rangers fans might be wondering: Who is the leading candidate to replace Chris Woodward in 2023? The top candidates listed in this article have prior coaching experience. In addition, those candidates have been on the coaching staff for at least five years. For the list of top candidates to replace Woodward as Texas Rangers Manager, please refer to the information below!

Possible Candidates to Replace Chris Woodward as Texas Rangers Manager

Internal Candidates

Tony Beasley

  • Nationals 3rd Base Coach (2006)
  • Pirates 3rd Base Coach (2008-2010)
  • Harrisburg Senators Skipper (2011)
  • Syracuse Chiefs Skipper (2012-2013)
  • Nationals Field Coordinator (2014)
  • Rangers 3rd Base Coach (2015-2022)
  • Rangers Interim Coach (2022)

Top Managerial Candidates for Texas to Consider

Joe Girardi-Recently with Phillies

  • Marlins Skipper (2006)
  • Yankees Manager (2008-2017)
  • Phillies Skipper (2020-2022)
  • 2009 World Series Champion with New York
  • Won Manager of the Year with Florida in 2006

Mike Shildt-Padres

  • Memphis Redbirds Manager (2015-2016)
  • Cardinals Coach (2017-2018)
  • Cardinals Manager (2018-2021)
  • Padres Player Development (2022-Present)
  • Led St. Louis to 2019 NLCS

Matt Quatraro-Rays

  • Rays MiLB Hitting Coordinator (2010-2013)
  • Cleveland Assistant Hitting Coach (2014-2017)
  • Rays 3rd Base Coach (2018)
  • Rays Bench Coach (2019-Present)
  • 2016 World Series with Cleveland
  • 2020 World Series with Tampa Bay

Ron Washington-Braves

  • Athletics 3B Coach (1997-2006)
  • Rangers Manager (2007-2014)
  • Athletics 3B Coach (2015-2016)
  • Braves 3B Coach (2017-Present)
  • Led Texas to Two World Series Appearances (2010 and 2011)
  • 2021 World Series Champion with Atlanta

Charlie Montoyo-Recently with Blue Jays

  • Montgomery Biscuits Skipper (2004-2006)
  • Durham Bulls Manager (2007-2014)
  • Rays 3rd Base Coach (2015)
  • Rays Bench Coach (2016-2018)
  • Blue Jays Skipper (2019-2022)
  • Led Toronto to Playoff Appearance in 2020
  • Guided Durham to Two National Titles (2009 & 2017)

Leading Candidate to Replace Chris Woodward at Texas in 2023

Joe Espada-Astros

  • Marlins 3B Coach (2010-2013)
  • Yankees Assistant GM (2014)
  • Yankees 3B Coach (2015-2017)
  • Astros Bench Coach (2018-Present)
  • Guided Houston to 2019 & 2021 World Series Appearance

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