The Chicago White Sox had a bit of a coaching a player issue last week during their series against the Minnesota Twins. You obviously, by now, know the story about Yermin Mercedes and Tony La Russa.
A lot of us were upset with it as we should be because the unwritten rules are a joke in 2021. Having fun while winning should be the most important thing. Well, Tim Anderson’s comments on Friday should make fans feel good.
Tim Anderson has really started to be the leader of the Chicago White Sox.
Tim Anderson has become a lot more vocal over the last few years. The fact that he is an elite player now really helps with that as well because the White Sox need him really badly. His presence both on and off the field is something that helps the team win. If the White Sox make a deep run over the next few years, Anderson is sure to be a big part of it.
He came out on Friday and addressed some of the things he believes about what happened last week. For one, he called what Tyler Duffey did (throwing at Mercedes) a sign of weakness. We long hearing him say things about the Minnesota Twins because the White Sox needs that team to say buried. Hopefully, their recent stretch of bad play continues.
He also said that Tony La Russa is like the dad in the clubhouse and the players are like the bad kids who don’t listen. He also mentioned that disagreements are going to happen but the ultimate goal is going to be to get wins. That is good to know that they are okay with disagreeing and it isn’t tearing things apart. The goal is to win no matter what.
The White Sox have been doing that so far this season as they head to New York with the best record in the American League. It has been good in between the lines which is ultimately what matters the most here. It would be nice to see Tony La Russa, however, start backing up his guys when things like this happen.
It is great to know that this team is resilient. It would have been easy to lose that series to the Twins after what happened but they didn’t. Now, the New York Yankees present a different kind of challenge. This is a big series for them so seeing Anderson lay this thing to rest before that is just what they needed to see.