Good morning, LSB.
The Texas Rangers have a new manager.
The Rangers and former Giants manager Bruce Bochy have agreed to a 3-year deal, GM Chris Young having apparently plucked him out of retirement to become the new Texas skipper.
Jeff Wilson calls the hire a “perfectly executed cannonball” and the biggest acquisition of the Rangers’ offseason.
The DMN’s Kevin Sherrington says that the hire immediately brings the Rangers back into relevance.
The DMN also has a fun ‘‘things to know about Bruce Bochy” post that includes the time he got railroaded by Pete Rose at home plate.
Deadspin has a post looking at the “if you can’t beat ‘em, hire ‘em” aspect of the Bochy hiring.
MLB dot com’s Mark Feinsand takes a look at the Rangers’ remaining needs now that they’ve filled their gaping hole at manager.
And a look at the reception to Bochy’s hire indeed seems to be universally positive, a rarity.
Thats all for this morning. Have a good weekend!