Yesterday, just as the Dodgers and Padres were about to square off in the first game of the NLDS at Globe Life Field, it was announced per the beats the Rangers will not bring back pitching coach Julio Rangel next to season.
Not that he can take all of the blame but in the two seasons that Rangel was the pitching coach, the staff showed very little improvement. As a team the pitching staff had an era of 5.06 in 2019 and this year the era was 5.02. Granted there were 102 less games played this year but the pitching didn’t meet expectations as a group this year. If a move had to be made, it’s hard to argue with this one since there wasn’t improvement that you’d like to see.
Hector Ortiz, who was serving as the catching coach will not be returning in that capacity. They have offered Ortiz a different position within the farm system but it remains to be seen if he will accept the position.
What do you think? Was this the right move or should someone else be taking the heat?