Randy Ready Interviews for Texas Job

Ken Rosenthal reported that the Padres hitting coach has interviewed for the same position with the Texas Rangers. Ready has been part of the Padres organization as a manager since 2004, serving as a manager throughout the minor leagues with Fort Wayne, San Antonio and Portland. He was brought up to the Major League club as the hitting coach in 2009.

The Texas Rangers lost their hitting coach, Clint Hurdle, when he took the managerial job with the Pirates earlier this Fall. If Ready were brought onto the Texas Rangers squad, he would have a lot more hitting talent to work with and a ballpark that is friendlier to the hitters.

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  • Larry Faria

    The Padres have hitting talent, if you go by their road numbers, and the fact many players haven’t hit their prime yet. The problem is that Petco is a black hole that reflects badly on the hitting coach. I suspect the stepped blue hitters’ background, that’s lighter than the CF fence and has green bushes, is part of the problem too.

    Ready has managed his way up the ladder to a major league coach position, but Bud Black now has a multi-year contract with options, so I’d guess Ready wants to manage and doesn’t see the opportunity with the Padres.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      I would be guessing the same thing with Randy. He has worked his way up the system and is probably looking for an opportunity. He would become more recognized in the Texas organization because the ballpark is made for hitters and he would look like a genius. He would also now have the AL MVP as part of his team.

      This goes all for not though, as the Rangers selected someone else as their batting coach. I like Randy and I think that he has some young talent to work with here.