In the midst of what is expected to be a busy offseason for the Texas Rangers, the franchise keeps building their infrastructure to support what they hope will be a turnaround in the standings in 2023 and beyond.
Texas Rangers make more hires in front office, coaching staff
The Texas Rangers announced on Wednesday that veteran executive Dayton Moore will be come on board as the franchise’s senior advisor for baseball operations, while Mike Maddux has been hired as the team’s pitching coach. Moore was fired in September from his job as president of baseball operations with the Kansas City Royals while Maddux stepped down in October from his position as pitching coach with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Moore’s arrival in Texas provides a reunion with current Rangers general manager Chris Young, who was a pitcher in Kansas City from 2015-17 while Moore was leading the team’s operations.
It’s also a reunion in Texas for Maddux, who served as the franchise’s pitching coach from 2009-15, the second-longest stint for any pitching coach in Texas, as part of two decades of being an MLB pitching coach.
Following the hire of Bruce Bochy this offseason as the team’s manager and Will Venable being hired away from the Boston Red Sox to serve as the team’s associate manager, Texas is continuing to add experience on all levels of the organization as it looks to rebound from last season’s disappointing 68-94 record.
Young has said that experience has mattered when it comes to his team’s choices of hires this offseason, and there’s no question that Moore, Bochy, and Maddux bring that experience to their new roles in Texas. With the Rangers rumored to be linked to veteran free agents such as Jacob deGrom, will that experience help not only lure new talent to Arlington, but also help that talent mesh with returning stars such as Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to produce a winner in the Metroplex? Young is banking on the answer being yes.