The Chicago White Sox should consider Bruce Bochy to be their manager.
The Chicago White Sox are a talented young baseball team. They have recently fired their manager and are now looking for the next man in line. There have been plenty of rumors about who they are going to target based on criteria and popularity but one name that doesn’t come up as much is Bruce Bochy. It would be a bad idea to not at least think about him as a potential option for this team going forward.
Rick Hahn made it clear that he wants someone with recent October experience. There might not be anyone with more of that than Bochy. He led the San Francisco Giants to three World Series titles in a span of six years. It was a modern-day dynasty as they won it in 2010, 2012, and 2014. The crazy part about those titles is that each roster was wildly different from the next. That team was proof that this man can flat out coach.
The White Sox have a lineup that is going to be able to score no matter what order you put them in. It would be nice to have better lineup construction but that would almost be a given with a guy like Bochy. Where the White Sox need a majority of their help from a managerial point of view is the bullpen and starting rotation.
Obviously, they need help with their starters and Rick Hahn needs to have a hand in that but a guy like Bochy would really help with their bullpen management. The arms are there, especially in the back end, so this group really just needs a guy to put them in a situation to succeed.
Bochy’s name doesn’t come up as much as guys like AJ Hinch or Alex Cora but it should. He has been one of the best coaches in all of baseball over the past decade or so. Those Giants teams were so fun to watch and it would be awesome to see him bring some of that to the south side. This team is so close to winning that a few additions to the roster this winter and a good manager might get them over the edge.