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The Sunday Read: A tumultuous week a year ago started Rangers on winning path

(AP photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)


Giants fans sure love them some Bruce Bochy, and why wouldn’t they?

The Rangers manager is likely to be remembered in baseball circles as the Giants manager who in 2010 led them to their first World Series title since moving to San Francisco. He tacked on two more in 2012 and 2014.

When he retired in 2019 after 13 seasons, he left with the second-most victories in franchise history (1,052). Nobody is catching John McGraw.

At 68, Bochy probably doesn’t have 13 seasons with the Rangers in him. He signed a three-year deal in October after being wooed off the couch and back to the bench by general manager Chris Young.

Bochy replaced interim manager Tony Beasley, who finished the season after Chris Woodward was fired.

Woodward was dismissed a year ago Tuesday with the Rangers 51-63.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. Boo August 14, 2023

    I think Boch giving Heaney the hook is a move few other managers would’ve made, and I think there was a strong assist by Mikey.

  2. Charles Neeley August 14, 2023

    Love to watch a real manager manage again. The changes a year ago were warranted. I do have to give JD props for not renewing Joey Gallo and getting the haul we got for him. Duran alone was worth that deal, but there is more. Got to give JD credit also for signing Semian and Seager. It is much like the example of Tom Landry, drafting Michael Irvin in his last draft, finally got some big linemen, Nate Newton and others, but it was too late for him. He had run the team into the ditch too far, same as Daniels. Kudos to ownership in both cases for making necessary changes.

    1. Jeff Wilson August 14, 2023

      No argument here!


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