Saturday morning Rangers news and links
And we have a very Dave Magadan-centric link roundup this morning...
Jeff Wilson has a story on the Rangers hiring Magadan to be their new hitting coach.
Anthony Andro has a story on the addition of Magadan, with Jon Daniels saying that this hire isn't because Scott Coolbaugh, who Magadan is replacing, didn't do a good job, but because the Rangers had an opportunity to hire one of the best in the business.
T.R. Sullivan has a lengthy article at the Rangers website that talks about the work Magadan did in Boston and his history with Ron Washington.
Evan Grant has a blog post saying that Magadan did good work in Boston, and it is hoped that he'll be able to better reach some of the Rangers' veterans than Scott Coolbaugh did.
Richard Durrett writes that Magadan's job is to get the Ranger offense to be more consistent, and to do a better job of "cashing in" when the team has runners on base.
Durrett also has some quotes from Magadan about his philosophy, saying that he wants hitters to be aggressive, not passive, and talking about his work with Jacoby Ellsbury in that regard.
Barry Horn writes that being one-and-done in the Wild Card Game seems to have left a bad taste in the mouths of D/FW and Atlanta residents, as ratings in both cities for the LDS games were terrible.