Jun 10, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura looks at his team playing against the Houston Astros during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
While there are many other potential managers out there, this is as good a time as any to strike a deal with a new skipper, as this club simply has not put it together under Ventura’s tutelage. Maybe it is only on the players, maybe it isn’t and while many see the manager in these situations as a scapegoat, sometimes it is a move that needs to be made, whether it is deserved or not.
Just look at Bud Black‘s situation in San Diego just this past week. (Black would be too obvious a hire for me to highlight here, but don’t be afraid to ask me about it either in the comment section below or on twitter and I will gladly give you my thoughts on it.)
Ventura’s situation is extremely similar to Black’s in that the Padres seemingly “won the off-season” in the National League, much like the Pale Hose did in the junior circuit. Changes need to made somewhere for the Sox, and the managerial position may be the first.