Good morning. Remember baseball? Well they're playing it again tonight. When I think of the Giants and Royals the first thing that comes to mind is Matt Harrison getting blasted by practically the entire Giants lineup in the 2012 All-Star game at Kauffman stadium.
T.R. Sullivan writes that Tim Bogar has opted to look for work with other organizations rather than become Jeff Banister's bench coach after losing out on the manager job in Texas.
Jeff Wilson calls Bogar's decision "predictable" and it's hard to disagree.
It's a tough situation for Bogar who came to the Rangers as potential manager-of-the-future material. He seemingly did a good job as the bench coach in an injury-ravaged season as the Rangers saw fit to name him the interim manager when Ron Washington suddenly stepped down. The team played well for Bogar under difficult circumstances and he looked like the easy favorite to get the full time gig. Now he's left to look for work with a bit of a bridesmaid stigma attached to him. Here's hoping Bogar gets another chance somewhere, and, ultimately, that Jon Daniels made the right call with Banister.
Anthony Andro has a piece on the Rangers and Bogar parting ways with JD saying the team has offered Bogar a different position within the org should he be unable to find a job with a different club.
Evan Grant writes that Bogar moving on from the coaching staff keeps him and Banister from an unfair forced marriage which is ultimately the best thing for all parties.
Calvin Watkins notes that Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan is out of the running for a position with the Yankees. Magadan might now be the front-runner for the hitting coach job in Oakland but will talk with Banister and Daniels on Thursday about his future in Texas.
Should Magadan go, the Rangers will be in need of a bench coach, a third base coach, and hitting coach. There hasn't been word yet on Mike Maddux's future as pitching coach and what of Bengie Molina? WHAT OF BENGIE MOLINA?!
Calvin also ponders if the Rangers would be interested in Yoenis Cespedes if the Red Sox were to make him available this winter.
Spencer Fordin of MLB.com checks in on Nick Williams going HAM in Arizona Fall League action.
So, who's going to win the World Series?