Rangers hire Will Venable as associate manager

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Associate manager is likely a newly concocted title in order for the Rangers to pry Venable away from the Sox. Typically, teams can't stand in the way of an employee moving to another organization for a promotion. Going from Boston bench coach to Texas bench coach is a lateral move. Going to Texas to be associate manager is a promotion, even if the job very likely has the exact same responsibilities.
 

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Associate manager is likely a newly concocted title in order for the Rangers to pry Venable away from the Sox. Typically, teams can't stand in the way of an employee moving to another organization for a promotion. Going from Boston bench coach to Texas bench coach is a lateral move. Going to Texas to be associate manager is a promotion, even if the job very likely has the exact same responsibilities.
I had wondered the exact same thing. It’s sneaky, but if both parties want it, there’s little the Red Sox can do to stand in the way.
 

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Bochy's going to stay there, what ... 3 years? Maybe they promised Venable the job after that