And then there were three.
The Rangers would like to name Ron Washington’s replacement by mid-October and aren’t allowed to make the announcement during the World Series. So the eight-candidate list being whittled to three might mean an announcement is forthcoming within a week.
The finalists are interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians’ bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Pirates’ bench coach Jeff Banister.
Bogar appears to still be the favorite to win the job, and he remains available since the job he interviewed for with the Diamondbacks has been filled by Chip Hale.
At this point I’d be shocked if Bogar isn’t the Rangers’ next manager.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.