Jeff Banister is a Finalist For the Texas Rangers Manager Job

Jeff Banister has been named on of three finalists for the open Texas Rangers manager position, according to T.R. Sullivan. The other two finalists are Tim Bogar, the interim manager in Texas, and Kevin Cash, who is the bullpen coach in Cleveland. Banister interviewed with the Rangers last week, making that the second team he’s talked with this off-season. He also decided to withdraw from managing the Scottsdale Scorpions, saying he didn’t want that to be a distraction to the team.

  • I didn’t realize how much he did for the Pirates. Sounds like he rebuilt the Pirates Minor league system from ruble. If he leaves, do you see him taking coaches like Jim Benedict with him? He’s a good organizer and developer, but reports say his weakness is in game management.