Ten Men White Sox Won’t Choose to Replace Robin Ventura
2) Mark Buehrle
Buehrle is one the of the most popular players in White Sox history. He doesn’t seem to have any interest in being in baseball after retirement. They ought to consider giving him a chance in the rotation. He hasn’t officially announced his retirement yet, but he appears finished playing. He has not played this year.
Buehrle and former teammates Pierzynski and Paul Konerko were the three most popular players on the 2005 World Championship team.
Buehrle originally went with Guillen to Miami. After the 2012 season, the Marlins traded Buehrle to Toronto.
Last month while attending the White Sox game, Buehrle told Comcast Sports Net Chicago’s Chuck Garfein that he would return to the White Sox bullpen.
Jon Morosi of the MLB network reported two weeks ago that Mark Buehrle’s agent Jeff Berry is still getting phone calls and that Buehrle plans to stay retired.
Having Buehrle’s knowledge on a staff as a bullpen or pitching coach and possibly manager after gaining experience would be invaluable. The likelihood is that Buehrle stays retired on his beloved 1,500-acre farm.
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