White Sox manager confident about future of organization after recent rebuilding efforts. Can South Siders become competitive over the next few seasons?
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria will inherit another young team in the midst of rebuilding this season. Renteria previously managed a then rebuilding Cubs team in 2014, his lone season as manager on the North Side.
With Spring Training underway, Renteria offered his thoughts on the current rebuild and future of the Sox to Scott Merkin of whitesox.com. Renteria stated the Sox will have more commitment to give a tremendous effort this upcoming season. The first year Sox manager mentioned the team will hustle and be prepared to play the game they hope fans will require them to play.
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As the Sox approach a season in which they’re not expected to contend, its nice to see the team has a manager that is committed to laying a good foundation for the franchise. Sox fans have started to react positively to Renteria so far, and he could become a popular manager on the South Side if this team is competitive soon.
The Sox will have a very young roster, but they still have key veteran players on the team. With the Sox having very little expectations this season, the team won’t have to worry about trying to reach the postseason. Renteria mentioned to Merkin that the young players are the future of this team, and the Sox are committed to its future.
"“I think that the young players moving forward are important. They are the future. The organization has committed to the future. That’s why a lot of the changes have occurred. We all are hoping to be patient when we need to and let them go when we have to. I think those things will take care of themselves. Players many times dictate how fast or slowly they move forward, and hopefully we can be a part of that.” Rick Renteria"
The Sox seem to have a competent manager in Renteria, something they’ve been missing in the dugout for a while now. With Renteria, the Sox have the chance to return back to contention with a solid manager leading the team. Despite his firing by the Cubs, Renteria has the chance to bring another Chicago franchise back from mediocrity.