OCT. 26: Mathis and Brendan Sagara will serve as co-pitching coaches, TR Sullivan of MLB.com was among those to report. Sagara was previously the Rangers’ Triple-A pitching coach.
OCT. 23: The Rangers plan to name bullpen coach Doug Mathis as their pitching coach, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Mathis will take over for Julio Rangel, whom the Rangers said goodbye to earlier this month.
Mathis will grab the helm of a pitching staff that struggled for two seasons under Rangel, combining for the majors’ fifth worst-ERA (5.07) and its seventh-highest FIP (4.85). In fairness to Rangel, though, the Rangers weren’t exactly teeming with talent on his watch. However, they did at least get back-to-back solid seasons from right-hander Lance Lynn (whom they could trade during the winter), while Jonathan Hernandez blossomed in their bullpen this year.
The 37-year-old Mathis has long been familiar to the Rangers, who spent a 13th-round pick on him in 2005 before he was part of their coaching staff. As a player, Mathis didn’t have an extensive career with the team, though all 87 1/3 innings during his MLB tenure came with Texas. He logged a 4.84 ERA with the club from 2008-10.
Doug Mathis x Jeff Mathis
= under 70 wins
Now it’s time to make Jeff Mathis the manager. I love his leadership skills waay more than that of Woodward. Woodward doesn’t stand up for anything, Mathis is strong, and he has a passion for the game that others lack. We need him to make this young team a little more confident and strong.
I agree. I have not been a fan of Woodward since the first month of him taking the reins.
Superstar Car Wash
I wonder if he’ll take a page from Zack Greinke’s book, when Greinke showed Alex Gordon video of Greinke’s home run, telling Gordon: “Do more of that.” Except Mathis can show clips to all the Rangers pitchers and tell them to do the opposite.
Rangers need to promote all quality prospects to MLB and let them learn on the fly. Can’t get any worse
Look up david clyde.
This team could struggle to win 60 games next season. Still don’t like the Owners,GM,Manager & coaching staff. Lots of work everywhere in Arlington.
Agree. Jon Daniels and Woodward got to go…and time to promote the youngsters to get experience if they are rebuilding.
Sign Cashner he did a good job the year he was here.
So I’ll ask the question everything is thinking. Do they take turns making mound visits?
They both go dressed as a pantomime horse.
stan lee the manly
Second question everyone is thinking: which one is the butt?
WTF is a “co-pitching coach?”
= no pitching coach
This is like trying to have 2 starting QB’s… if you’ve got 2 starters, you’ve really got none…
Like every organization with two leaders at the top, I’m sure it won’t be difficult at all to communicate one coherent philosophy down the chain and have zero arguments about who is actually in charge when it comes to taking credit/blame.
Kolby Allard was so bad that Texas decided he needs TWO pitching coaches to help him improve, haha.
This is a ridiculously bad decision….
“Oscar Martinez” once asked in the office when the name Jim co manager… Name me a country that has two leaders.
2 guys, one role. Perfect. It has to work. “Go ahead. Name a country that doesn’t have two presidents.”
Someone tell me where that quote is from.
That one is the office.
Winner winner chicken dinner.
Good ol’ Oscar Martinez.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Dissolute power corrupts dissolutly.
Do they go out together holding hands on mound visits? Do they take turns on mound visits? Baseball has lost its collective frickin’ mind.