4. Tim Bogar
After bouncing around the league coaching for a variety of teams over his career, Tim Bogar finally got his first crack at managerial duties in Major League Baseball last season when he was given the interim position with the Texas Rangers. He only managed 22 games for the Rangers, but Bogar was impressive in picking up the pieces at the end of the year and went 14-8.
However, Bogar wasn’t picked up to be the permanent manager of the Rangers and has since been working with the Los Angeles Angels. When Jerry Dipoto left the Angels organization for the Seattle Mariners, Bogar was left in flux to a degree, though many have surmised that he could take over as the Mariners’ skipper next season.
That being said, there’s a chance that the Dodgers have the payroll and the prowess to pull him away from Dipoto and the Mariners if he’s the guy that they want. He’s a guy who has been around success during his time with the league and has shown that he can manage at a high level, even if the sample size is extremely limited. He’s an interesting bit of new blood that the Dodgers could add to the organization if they so desire.
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