Tim Bogar was the odds-on favorite to take over as the Texas Rangers' full-time manager after the resignation of Ron Washington and a successful stint as the interim skipper, finishing his run with a 14-8 record down the stretch against good teams playing for something, not just teams folding up shop.
Instead, in the final days leading up to Jeff Banister's hiring as Washington's replacement, Bogar was passed up on the favorites list and passed over by Banister.
Even though Bogar was still under contract as the Rangers' bench coach, he unsurprisingly was cut loose from Banister's staff and was freed from his contract to look for other jobs. On Tuesday, he made a bit of an odd move when he joined the Los Angeles Angels' front office as a special assistant to general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Bogar, 48, belongs on the baseball field, not in a front office job, and it seems unlikely this adventure will last too long for Bogar, who deserves to be a manager somewhere. In fact, Bogar's stint might not last past this off-season, as Bogar is reportedly up for consideration for the vacancy in Tampa left by Joe Maddon, who took over as Chicago Cubs manager.