Chicago White Sox: Three reasons to keep Rick Renteria
3. Chicago Cubs
Rick Renteria got his coaching career underway just across town at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs were in a similar situation as the White Sox are in now when they hired him for the 2014 season. Then, when it looked like they were going to turn the corner, they fired Renteria after the 2014 season. He was fired because Joe Maddon became available after his departure with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Cubs hired Maddon right away and left Renteria to wonder what he could have done with the Cubs roster.
The following year, players like Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber came in and made an impact for the Cubs along with Maddon. They got all the way to the 2015 National League Championship Series that year and then won the World Series in 2016. They let Renteria go right before they were going to be good and it just doesn’t seem fair.
It wouldn’t be all that much fun to watch the White Sox do the exact same thing to him. Now, of course, the best thing to do is whatever will make the team win. With that said, there is nothing wrong with seeing if Renteria is that guy. He has shown the ability to get the most out of his players so he could be very good with a solid 2020 White Sox roster. It would be awesome for him to see this rebuild through unlike on the North Side.