Besides Ozzie Guillen, there might not be more of a perfect White Sox alumni to come in and coach this ballclub. You often hear about former catchers coming in and coaching and that would be just what we have here with Pierzynski. He was a great baseball player because he used his brain to help him and that is exactly what they need. He shows how much he knows about the ins and outs of baseball during his television broadcasts so it would be worth a shot.
A good amount of 2020’s postseason managers were guys in their first jobs. AJ would be in that situation here which might be exciting to watch. This is a guy who was a White Sox fan favorite for a long time. More importantly, teams who he didn’t play for despised him which means he was good at something. He is a leader through and through which would help in making him a brilliant manager.
AJ has something that not a lot of people do and that is World Series experience. He was one of the key figures in the White Sox 2005 run to the trophy. He came up big in many situations so you can believe that the level of depth to his knowledge would fit in perfectly as the manager of this young team. He knows what it is like to deal with a market like Chicago. On top of all that, it would be a fantastic move for the organization off the field as well. It would be about as much of a home run signing as you can imagine for a manager.
Of course, just narrowing it down to these three would be irresponsible as well. Although all three will probably garner a bit of attention from the Whtie Sox, it would be really nice to see them explore all of their options. No matter what, they need to find the guy who will lead them to the promised land.