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Should the Chicago White Sox go after Joe Maddon?

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox on September 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox on September 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have not cut ties with their current coach, but a star coach has just become available and the move wouldn’t be that far for him.

The Chicago White Sox are a team loaded with young talent. They have a young crop of players that are already there with some more on the way. They also have lots of money to spend this offseason and it appears that they are going to do everything in their power to bolster up this roster for next season. 2020 looks very bright and they already have lots of key pieces in place.
The question is, who is going to lead this team to the promised land?

Rick Renteria is still currently the manager of the White Sox but that doesn’t mean for sure that he is going to be back next season. He will be back in all likelihood, but a new name just became available to 29 other MLB teams to think about and that is Joe Maddon. The Chicago Cubs and Maddon agreed to mutually part ways after missing the postseason for the first time since 2014. This was the first time that a Joe Maddon managed Cubs team missed the playoffs.

In his time with the Cubs, they made four straight appearances in the playoffs including three NLCS berths and one World Series title. He was very successful there but now he is looking for a new job. The Cubs fired Ricky Renteria to bring Maddon in after the 2014 season, so could the White Sox do the same thing? It is unlikely but anything can happen. Maddon was also the manager for the opponent the last time the White Sox made the playoffs in 2008. His Tampa Bay Rays defeated the White Sox in four games of the ALDS.

The real question is whether or not that would be a smart decision by the White Sox. It is fair to say that it is because Joe has proven that he can take a team that is young and inexperienced and get the most out of them in the present and help develop them for the future. The Cubs were just as young, talented, and inexperienced when Maddon arrived there so the idea would still be the same for the White Sox.

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Most people would consider it a long shot, but there is no reason for the management team to at least think about it. They can’t let where he came from at all influence any decisions either. They need to make sure that they are making the right decisions for the betterment of the team. Either way, the White Sox are going to be good in 2020 and that is what fans should be the most excited about.

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