The Chicago White Sox should hire AJ Pierzynski to be their manager.
The Chicago White Sox are in the market for a new manager. They are probably the best option of all the teams that currently don’t have a manager. They let go of Rick Renteria because of his inability to construct the best possible lineup despite all of the good talents they have and his mismanagement of pitching. The next guy needs to be able to look at talented players and get the most out of what they can do.
A good candidate for the job would be A.J. Pierzynski. He was one of the best players in the history of the White Sox so you know his interest in the team is there. He has even made it public recently that he wants to be an MLB manager and would take the White Sox job in a heartbeat. He is a former catcher so you know that he knows the ins and outs of baseball well enough to be a good candidate for the job.
AJ last played for the Atlanta Braves in 2016. He has been removed from the field for enough time but also recent enough where he would be a perfect “new age” manager. He would absolutely be able to take advantage of the information that the organization provides him with along with the right feel that you need to make decisions.
The fact that he is already talking about how much he would like to manage the White Sox tells you everything you need to know about his commitment level to help this team win. He already knows what it takes to win with this organization as he won the World Series with them in 2005. It was the greatest moment in the history of the franchise and he was a major part of it.
He was a big part of it because of his ability to catch a good game along with hit the ball, but he was also effective in using his brain. He sees the field differently than most of his colleagues were able to which is another big reason to consider him. If things don’t work out with any of the other World Series-winning managers that are available, they should really look in the direction of Pierzynski.